Captain America: Civil War is wrapping up its shoot in Germany but its stars, Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie, took time out of their schedule to fly to California and take part in Disney’s D23 Expo with president of Marvel, Kevin Feige. Some footage was shown, questions were asked, and here’s what we’ve learned.
Spider-Man And The Other New Avengers
Spider-Man didn’t make an appearance in the footage shown at D23 but if reports are to be believed, it seems he’ll have a much larger part than perhaps originally planned as Tom Holland, who was thought to only be shooting scenes in Atlanta, showed up on set in Berlin, Germany.
And he apparently has two superhero costumes — one he makes for himself and one Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) develops for him.
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Amongst the newest Avengers in Civil War, in the footage shown at D23, were Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), who makes a brief appearance, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), who’s nervous when given the chance to meet Captain America, and, in a nod to the last Hulk movie, William Hurt appears as General Thunderbolt Ross to thank the Captain for his heroism.
— The Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) August 15, 2015
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Since Captain Marvel has yet to be cast, and filming for Civil War is wrapping up, it doesn’t look likely we’ll get an appearance by Carol Danvers, but if decisions get made soon, who knows.
What’s Been Revealed So Far
Captain America Civil War will begin where Age of Ultron ended — Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) are left in charge of a new base of operations, for something resembling S.H.I.E.L.D., from which they will continue their struggle to protect the human race. But they are hampered in their efforts due to the reaction of the general populace to the events of Age of Ultron — specifically the Hulk’s rampage of destruction, leading to a growing sense that the superheroes may be as bad as the villains in their lack of concern for collateral damage.
When another catastrophe befalls the Avengers and their team, political pressure escalates to the point where a superhero registry leading to accountability is thought to be a good idea. The law that this would become splits the superheroes somewhere around the middle, which puts them at an extreme disadvantage when they are forced to pit themselves against a darker, new evil.
The Inquisitr previously reported on the rumours of which superheroes back Captain America and which are on Team Iron Man.
Iron Man, Vision (Paul Bettany), Spider-Man, Black Widow and War Machine (Don Cheadle) will reportedly go up against Captain America, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Falcon, Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Ant-Man.
— Fan Expo Canada (@FANEXPOCANADA) August 9, 2015
What’s In Store For Our Divided Superheroes
The major conflict in Civil War, as the title suggests, is the fight amongst the superheroes. In an interview taped at D23, both Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie had explanations for this conflict at the heart of the movie.
Evans talks about the grey area between absolute right and wrong.
“A majority of the Marvel films, it’s clear to know who’s right and who’s wrong. This is one of the first movies where it’s a parallel to the arguments, I think, we have in life where nobody’s right, nobody’s wrong. It’s just a matter of opinion.”
While Mackie relates the conflict to a kind of sibling rivalry.
“It’s more of a family dispute. That’s what’s so great about this movie and the characters and how they work together. It’s more so, when you have a sibling rivalry… the reason why people can relate to these characters so much is because they can relate what they’re going through — everybody’s fought with one of their siblings or one of their friends, wanted to make up with them but couldn’t figure out the best way to do it. And that’s kind of how Civil War works.”
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) August 16, 2015
Watch Captain America: Civil War when it hits theaters on May 6, 2016.
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