Which Chinese directors have you met, and whom are you looking to work with?
Sci-fi is really a burgeoning genre in China.
What else have you started on?
Are you looking to take these films global?
But there's so much talk about "can a Chinese film go global…"
What are some of your favorite Chinese movies?
Have you been surprised by Chinese fans' enthusiasm for Captain America?
It's a very passionate fan base. One of the reasons I love working in China and why we started Anthem is … audiences here are very passionate about storytelling and mythology. … When you go to the fan event here, it's very energetic. They're pushing against the barricades and it's like the Beatles.
What we find fascinating about the character is constantly banging against him, to challenge whether that is really his agenda or really that is at the heart of what he is. This third film is a very complex movie on an emotional level because it pits him against his new family, which is the Avengers, and his old family, which is this character Bucky Barnes. And it's life-or-death stakes, he has to pick one and protect them. It puts him in a precarious and complicated emotional place for a guy that wants to have a simple code.
Did you have to make any changes for China? Is censorship something you think about in the Chinese market?
What are you still puzzling out about China?
What's the weirdest thing you've eaten?
Where do you go for Chinese food in L.A.?
Who are your Chinese partners?
Do you have a number of films per year in mind?