D23: Doctor Strange Sizzle Reel and Captain America: Civil War Footage Descriptions

Captain America: Civil War footage screened at D23 Expo!

At today’s Walt Disney Studios Live Action presentation at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, an extended bit of Captain America: Civil War footage was screened for the attendees. Our own Silas Lesnick recapped it as follows:

It begins with Falcon, Cap and Widow monitoring a marketplace. “Red wing activate!” says Falcon! He’s got a drone version of his comic book falcon sidekick! The drone goes under a truck and scans it. There’s something built into the design of the truck.

“It’s a battering ram,” says Widow. “Move now,” says Cap. Falcon leaps right off the building, falling and activating his wings just before he crashes. Widow runs through the marketplace with lots of flips and martial arts action. Crossbones is standing in the center of the marketplace, Cap starts to fight him.  Crossbones is angry about what Cap did to his face, but Cap knocks him back, knocking his mask off. Crossbones says something about Bucky and it grabs Cap’s attention. We hear General Ross’ voice, “The world owes you an unpayable debt,” he says. “But some people use the world vigilante. People are afraid.”

We see Bucky in the same room from the end of Ant-Man. A quick shot of Scarlet Witch. Vision, dressed in a tuxedo sitting by a chess board. There’s a funeral. The coffin has a Union Jack on it. Tony Stark looks at Cap, “Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth,” he says.

 “Without boundaries,” Stark says, “We’re no better than the bad guys.” 

“So far nothing has happened that can’t be undone,” says Ross off camera.

There’s a shot of War Machine with Iron Man! Cap’s team gathers. Falcon, Scarlet Witch, and Hawkeye are there. Hawkeye vs. Black Widow! “We’re still friends, right?” asks Widow. “It depends on how hard you hit me!” says Hawkeye. In a parking garage, Falcon opens a van’s door. Scott Lang is inside, asleep. He jumps up and is super-excited to see Steve Rogers. “I’m shaking your hand too long,” he says, overjoyed. “I know you, too” he says to Scarlet Witch, unable to take his eyes off cap, “You’re great.”

“I know you know a lot of super people,” says Lang. “So thinks for thanking of me! I mean, thanks for thinking of me!”

Prior to “Civil War” though, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke about the upcoming Doctor Strange, including a video message from star Benedict Cumberbatch teasing “girls, cars, explosions, and a bit of astral projecting into multiple dimensions.” Production art was shown for the film, including:

“We see Strange being monitored by SHIELD with director Scott Derrickson narrating the plot.  It looks like we’re going to have some different Strange costume variations. Lots of weird astral plane stuff with a cosmic bent. We see planets and lights, there are city scenes with cars suspended in the air. The city itself looks like it’s twisting in on itself, kind of like INCEPTION. He gets in the car crash and goes on a search for the Ancient One. The final shot is actually rendered test footage of a hand delivering a blast of light.”

Captain America: Civil War will be the inaugural film in Marvel’s Phase Three, launching into theaters on May 6, 2016. Doctor Strange will follow suit and debut November 4, 2016.