Production on Captain America: Civil War Begins, Cast is a Who's Who of Marvel's Cinematic Universe

Thursday, 07 May 2015 - 12:44PM
Captain America: Civil War
Thursday, 07 May 2015 - 12:44PM
Production on Captain America: Civil War Begins, Cast is a Who's Who of Marvel's Cinematic Universe
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Well, Captain America: Civil Wars just got a whole lot bigger. Following the announcement that Emily VanCamp has joined the cast of the Russo Brother's 2016 film, Marvel has now announced that Paul Rudd, Paul Bettany, and a host of other favorites from across the MCU will be joining returning for the project. The news comes as Marvel announced that principal photography had begun on the movie, which is scheduled for release on May 6th 2016. 

The names included in the casting roll call reads like a who's who of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

- Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America 

- Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man,

- Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow,

- Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier,

- Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon,

- Paul Bettany as The Vision

- Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye

- Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine

- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

- Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant Man

- Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther

- Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13

- Daniel Brühl - Unconfirmed Role(Probably Baron Zemo)

- Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones

- William Hurt as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross

- Martin Freeman - Unknown Role

It's safe to say that Captain America: Civil War is going to be the biggest on-screen assembly of Marvel heroes and villains of all time. Not even the two Avengers movies have been able to bring together this much Marvel talent for one movie, and there is still the possibility of cameo appearances from the likes of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Civil War will also give us our first look at Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, a character who will be the subject of a solo movie in 2018, while Paul Rudd gets his wish to appear in the movie after revealing that he was petitioning Marvel's execs to put his character in the story.

Indeed, the only notable absentees from this list is Chris Hemsworth's Thor, and Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner/Hulk. Thor will supposedly be too busy with the events leading to Thor: Ragnarok to deal with the politics of these puny humans, while it's possible that Banner will want nothing to deal with this particular battle.

Of course, this wouldn't be Marvel without at least a drop of mystery and there are two entries on the cast which are without character attributions. Daniel Brühl and Martin Freeman's roles have not been declared, although the identity of the former's character is almost unanimously thought to be that of Baron Zemo.

Marvel has also released a brief plot synopsis for the movie. Read that below:

"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."

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th 2016
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