Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016
Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, Captain America: Civil War is directed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
Chris Evans will return as the titular Captain America and he’ll be joined by his fellow Avengers Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.
Sebastian Stan will also be back as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier alongside Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man.
The detail many are excited about, however, is the debut of Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming movie. In addition, Marisa Tomei will appear as Aunt May before the two of them star in the standalone Spider-Man film in 2017.
The film is officially described as follows: 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.
That “new and nefarious villain” is no doubt Daniel Brühl’s Baron Helmut Zemo, who the actor recently confirmed will not be wearing his trademark mask and that he could appear in additional films following “Civil War.”
Another member of the cast is Martin Freeman, who will play a self-described employee of the American government who “works in conjunction with the superheroes.”
Concept art for the film seemingly shows the two “sides” of the “Civil War” with Iron Man’s group featuring War Machine, Black Widow, Black Panther and Vision, while Captain America is fighting alongside Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Agent 13, Falcon, and The Winter Soldier.
Mark Ruffalo previously revealed that The Hulk was originally part of the film, but that Marvel pulled him out of the script to “save him.” We now know that they were in fact saving him for Thor: Ragnarok, which Civil War will also reportedly do some set-up work for.
In the film, Falcon’s comic book sidekick “Red Wing” will make an appearance in the form of a remote-controlled drone instead of his traditional appearance as a bird.
The first set photos from the film showed off a brutal fight between Captain America and Crossbones at an African market, though whether this is the fabled nation of Wakanda or not remains to be seen.