New photos from the Captain America: Civil War set in Berlin were revealed Monday by ComingSoon.net, showing Steve Rogers – otherwise known as Captain America – going undercover while donning aviator sunglasses and a dark cap. The lead actor Chris Evans was spotted on the set along with co-actor Anthony Mackie, who plays Sam Wilson (aka Falcon) in the films.
It remains to be seen what Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson were up to in the stills, but the released Civil War plot details seem to suggest that both heroes going incognito is a matter of necessity.
Civil War will feature an epic showdown between two teams of superheroes: Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. In the new status quo, it turns out that an international incident has turned the sentiment of the general population against our costumed-do-gooders.
Ever the opportunists, the American government used this as an excuse to create a governing body that decides when to enlist the services of the team. This didn’t sit well with Rogers, who saw this as a ploy that allows the higher-ups to micromanage the team for their own ends. Tony Stark/Iron Man, on the other hand, begs to differ, thus setting the stage for a civil war between superheroes. Meanwhile, a new powerful villain emerges from the chaos and poses a new threat to humanity.
In an interesting development revealed by ComicBook.com, Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman) will remain neutral in the war conflict between the two superhero factions, choosing only to represent his country’s interests.
“In the case of Civil War, we needed a third party, we needed a character who wasn’t on either Captain America or Iron Man’s side, which is why we went,’You know what? We’re doing a Black Panther movie, but it would actually be smart to have him fill this role we need in Civil War and introduce him here first,'” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told Super Hero Hype.
The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) has had it rough of late since the events in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which saw the Green Menace getting onboard one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s quinjets and settling in at a mysterious destination. Thor (Chris Hemsworth), meanwhile, decided to leave Earth to investigate a rising suspicion he’s been having about the Infinity Stones. No details have surfaced yet as to whether both characters will make an appearance in Civil War, but speculation abounds.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2016. And while the film’s release is still nine months away, Disney Studios is set to showcase exclusive teasers at the D23 Expo this Saturday. Pay attention when they drop. After all, this is not your typical superhero slugfest; this is Civil War.
[Image via ComingSoon.net]