While fans around the globe are patiently waiting for the premiere of “Captain America: Civil War” this coming May, director James Gunn is far ahead in the game because he was able to watch the film already.
Entertainment Weekly reports that being director of another Marvel film has its major perks. For James Gunn — who is in-charge of leading “Guardians of the Galaxy” and its sequel — it is the opportunity to watch the third “Captain America” film before everybody else. The website also reveals that Gunn is not shy to voice out his verdict of Marvel’s first film in its Phase Three lineup.
Speaking about “Captain America: Civil War” on a live Q&A on Facebook, Gunn was quoted by EW in saying:
“It’s one of the best Marvel movies ever, and I can’t believe what a wonderful job [directors Joe and Anthony Russo] did. And the cast. Oh my God, they’re so good. So it’s an amazing film and people are going to be really excited to see that come summertime.”
While Gunn was kind (or unkind–depending on your view about spoilers) enough not to share spoilers, he could not help himself in gushing about Marvel’s Spider-Man, Tom Holland.
Independent relays Gunn’s statement about Holland’s performance as follows:
“I’m trying to think about what is cool to say or not. But I will say this one thing. Tom Holland is…off-the-charts awesome. Off. The. Charts. Awesome. Off the charts. Truly. Hand to my heart, he’s amazing.”
Independent observes, though, that for a vague answer, Gunn may have spoiled something with the above statement. Namely, the website says that Spider-Man may have a bigger role to play in “Civil War” than the small cameo Marvel announced.
Nevertheless, despite Gunn’s praises, it is important to note that his statement cannot be taken as purely objective given his involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Screen Rant also suggests that since the movie is still about four months away, Gunn may have had access to a rough cut of the film which still needs polishing.
Fans will have the opportunity to judge the film themselves when “Captain America: Civil War” opens in theaters on May 6.