Captain America: Civil War is an upcoming American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America. After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, another international incident involving Captain America and the Avengers results in collateral damage, prompting politicians to form a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to call in the Avengers, which results in the fracturing of the team into two opposing factions–one led by Captain America who wishes to operate without regulation, and one led by Iron Man who supports government oversight–while they attempt to protect the world from a new enemy. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.
“It’s not about the secret identity thing, as much as it is about, overall, who reports to who, and who can agree to oversight committee. Because as of now, in [Age of Ultron], there is no more security council, there is no S.H.I.E.L.D., obviously. Stark is paying for [the Avengers], Captain America is running it, and things occur that will make governments begin to question.” — Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios
The cast of characters:
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America: The leader of a faction of Avengers, and a World War II veteran who was enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum and frozen in suspended animation before waking up in the modern world.
Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man: The leader of a faction of Avengers, and self-described genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist with electro-mechanical suits of armor of his own invention.
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow: An Avenger allied with Iron Man, who formerly worked for S.H.I.E.L.D. as a highly trained spy.
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier: An enhanced brainwashed assassin allied with Captain America, and childhood friend of Steve Rogers who reemerged after being thought killed in action during World War II.
Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon: An Avenger allied with Captain America, and a former pararescueman trained by the military in aerial combat using a specially designed wing pack.
Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13: A former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. allied with Captain America.
Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine: An Avenger allied with Iron Man, and an officer in the U.S. Air Force who operates the War Machine armor.
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye: A master archer allied with Captain America, who previously worked for S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers
Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther: The ruler of the African nation of Wakanda who allies with Iron Man.
Paul Bettany as Vision: An android and Avenger allied with Iron Man, that was created using the artificial intelligence J.A.R.V.I.S. and the Mind Stone
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch: An Avenger from the Eastern European nation of Sokovia, who can harness magic and engage in hypnosis and telekinesis
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man: A former petty criminal allied with Captain America, who acquired a suit that allows him to shrink in scale but increase in strength.
Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones: Former commander of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s counter-terrorism S.T.R.I.K.E. team, who was revealed to be an agent of Hydra.
Daniel Brühl as Helmut Zemo: Zemo does not wear his signature mask from the comics, with Brühl stating the version appearing in the film is “loosely connected” to the character from the comics.
William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross: The United States Secretary of State and former U.S. Army general dedicated to capturing the Hulk.
Tom Holland has been cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, a teenager who received spider-like abilities after being bitten by a genetically altered spider.
Martin Freeman has been cast in an unspecified role, which he described as someone who “works for the American government…[and] works in conjunction with the superheroes, and certain agencies that help to tame the superheroes’ power”. Stan Lee makes a cameo in the film.
Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr surprised the audience at Jimmy Kimmel Live with the new trailer and poster for MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR!
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Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016