Monday, 25 May 2015

The Vision, Ant-Man and more confirmed for Captain America: Civil War

Marvel have recently released an official 'start of shoot' notice that includes the official line-up of heroes, villains and others that will be populating the cast of Captain America: Civil War. Alongside the expected Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow), are several characters that had only been rumoured until now, including The Vision (Paul Bettany), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), James 'War Machine' Rhodes (Don Cheadle) and, perhaps more surprisingly, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), who doesn't make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut until later this year.

And that's far from all of them. The film will wrangle together Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson/The Falcon, Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow from Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), who will return as villain Crossbones, Chadwick Boseman (42) as Black Panther, Emily VanCamp (The Ring Two) as Sharon 'Agent 13' Carter, Daniel Brühl (Rush) as Baron Zemo and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) in a still-unconfirmed role.

Plus, making his recently rumoured return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time since The Incredible Hulk (2008), William Hurt will be General Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross. Among the characters still unconfirmed are Spider-Man, with Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game) potentially attached as the friendly neighbourhood web slinger, and we can likely expect appearences from Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill.

Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) are once again on directorial duty, bringing everyone together via a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). The story finds Chris Evans' Cap leading his new Avengers line-up (seen at the end of Avengers: Age Of Ultron as Black Widow, War Machine, Vision, Falcon and Scarlet Witch) in his continued attempts to safeguard the world. But when there is more collateral damage as part of their mission, political pressure grows to start a system of accountability and some sort of governing body to decide when to call on the team. The new world order puts the Avengers under pressure and cracks begin to form in the team even as a new, nefarious villain threatens us all...

Shooting is currently underway in Atlanta with stops also planned for Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland. Captain America: Civil War will be out in the UK on 29 April 2016 before heading to the US on 6 May.

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