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John Wick Directors Worked On Captain America: Civil War Action Scenes

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:54

More good news about Captain America: Civil War comes from the fact that the directors of John Wick helped out on action sequences in the movie.

Similar to myself, Collider happens to be a big fan of John Wick and let it be known Chad Stahelski and David Leitch did the second unit work on Captain America: Civil War. Here is what Joe Russo had to say on the subject:

Joe Russo: They did us a huge favor. They're friends of ours. Obviously they are off now enjoying very successful directing careers. Just as friends, we called them and asked them if they would help us execute some of the action sequences, along with Spiro Razatos, who is generally regarded as the top guy along with Chad and Dave, so we literally had an all-star team of second unit directors working on this movie with us because we care so much about the action, and the quality of action, and we knew we had to work really hard to up our game from Winter Soldier. So we wanted to bring in the best people in the business to help us to that.

Chad Stahelski is returning for John Wick 2 as well.

Watch more video above with the Russo's including mention of how long the first cut of Captain America: Civil War was.

"Captain America: Civil War" has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

Synopsis:

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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