‘Civil War’ Director Blasts “Incredibly Dangerous” Political Divide in Interview

March 16, 2024

Civil War writer-director Alex Garland is addressing some of the biggest questions circling his upcoming A24 action-drama: Why now? “I think all of the topics in in [Civil War] have been a part of a huge public debate for years and years. “Any country can disintegrate into civil war whether there are guns floating around the country or not,” he noted. Civil War imagines a near-future dystopia where the United States has been torn apart under the authoritarian rule of a three-term president (Nick Offerman). “The idea of another American civil war happening today actually keeps me up at night,” wrote another reader on the American Civil War subreddit.