With the Avengers: Age of Ultron recently exploding into cinemas around the world, news on Marvel’s next instalment in the hero universe was sure to closely follow – but with the recently cast list released for Captain America: Civil War, you’d forgiven for thinking it was another Avengers movie and not a solo outing for one of ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’.
Marvel Studios announced yesterday that ‘Civil War’, which will see Captain America and Iron Man go head-to-head, has just added a whole host of big names and characters, including Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, and William Hurt, who is no stranger to the Marvel world.
These seasoned Marvel actors join an already stellar-cast including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlette Johannson, Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, to name just a few, in what’s sure to be an explosive blockbuster, setting the tone of the big ‘end game’ that is Avengers: Infinity War.
It is likely that ‘Civil War’ will continue straight on from the events witnessed in Avengers: Age of Ultron and will focus on the slow unraveling of the Avengers, as heroes Steve Rogers and Tony Stark battle of a new government bill that could see the ‘enslavement’ of any one exhibiting enhanced powers – of course that would include Captain America himself, as well as Thor, Hulk, Scarlett Witch, Bucky Barnes (aka The Winter Soldier) and the Vision.
A gripping storyline indeed, made extra special with the introduction of some new superheroes including Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and Chadwick Boseman’s Black Pather, who are both releasing a solo movie, starting with this years Ant-Man.
Another special edition to the Captain America franchise is William Hurt’s character of General Ross, who last made an appearance in The Incredibke Hulk back in 2008, which starred Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, later to be succeeded by Mark Ruffalo. This is definitely an interesting addition to the franchise as it could mean a likely appearance by the Hulk outside of an Avengers film – though this has yet to be confirmed by Marvel Studios or Mark Ruffalo.
Captain America: Civil War is currently filming in Atlanta, Georgia and is being spear-headed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, who have also recently confirmed they will be taking over the Avengers franchise from original visionary Joss Whedon, who has stepped down into a producing role for Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1 & 2.
Civil War will break out in cinemas worldwide from April 29, 2016.