Apparently, one of the many perks of being a Marvel movie director is getting to see Captain America: Civil War before everyone else. James Gunn (Guardians of the GalaxyÂ and its upcoming sequel) has seen the film, andÂ heâ€™s not saying much other than to confirm what we all hope â€”Â â€œItâ€™s one of the best Marvel movies ever.â€
The writer-director revealed his early reactions during a recentÂ live video Q&A on Facebook. â€œI saw Civil War and I think itâ€™s incredible,â€ he said.Â â€œItâ€™s one of the best Marvel movies ever, and I canâ€™t believe what a wonderful job [directors Joe and Anthony Russo] did. And the cast. Oh my God, theyâ€™re so good. So itâ€™s an amazing film and people are going to be really excited to see that come summertime.â€
Obviously, he couldnâ€™t delve into spoiler territory, but he praisedÂ the work of Tom Holland, the newly minted Spider-Man making his MCU debut in Civil War. â€œIâ€™m trying to think about what is cool to say or not. But I will say this one thing. Tom Holland isâ€¦off-the-charts awesome. Off. The. Charts. Awesome. Off the charts. Truly. Hand to my heart, heâ€™s amazing.â€
After directing The Winter Soldier for Marvel,Â the Russo brothersÂ returnÂ as helmers of Civil War before eventually tackling the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. Another international incident prompts the governments of the world to pass harsher restrictions on Earthâ€™s heroes, promptingÂ the team to take sides in a battle against each other.
The Civil WarÂ will commence in theaters on May 6. You can see Gunnâ€™s full Q&A at his Facebook page.Â