Video from Disney’s D23 Expo has been posted online, showing highlights from the panel that gave fans their first look at footage from Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange.
The expo was held in Anaheim over the weekend, as Slashfilm notes, revealing a host of information regarding Disney’s upcoming projects. Chief among them were several highly anticipated Marvel films, set to debut in the next year as the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicks off. A video of the panel has now been released online, though as is the case with Comic-Con, none of the highly sought after film footage is included.
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The first film discussed in the D23 footage is Doctor Strange, which is set to begin filming later this year. Marvel head Kevin Feige showed the assembled crowd (7,000 strong) a concept reel that featured motion paintings of the world of Doctor Strange, as well as Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role. The actor wasn’t able to appear at D23, yet as Mashable notes, he sent along a video message to fans, expressing his excitement at tackling the character.
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Next up was Captain America: Civil War, easily one of the most anticipated movies in the history of the MCU. Actors Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans were on hand to debut the first footage from Civil War, which is currently filming in Germany, as the Inquisitr previously noted. Though the Captain America clip has yet to make its way online, viewers in attendance have shared their own descriptions of the action-packed footage, which featured a stunning array of battle scenes. One such scene, which opened the clip, reportedly showed Captain America as he squares off against Crossbones, who eventually taunts him about the fate of the Winter Soldier.
Black Panther on the set of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR pic.twitter.com/8Qli5NeJ8I
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The Captain America: Civil War footage reportedly also revealed Black Panther in full costume (although briefly), while alluding to the conflict set to face Marvel’s greatest heroes. At one point in the clip, Tony Stark expresses his frustration with Captain America, actual anger readily apparent in his words.
“Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth.”
While fans have to wait until October of 2016 for Doctor Strange, they will no doubt eagerly await the much more imminent release of footage from Captain America: Civil War, which opens on May 6.
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