Marvel announced on Thursday that Captain America: Civil War has begun production in Atlanta. It is a bit of a whirlwind spring. Trotting around the globe promoting The Avengers: Age of Ultron, nearly the entire cast has to turn around and jump into production. With that announcement released, we have a full cast list of all the character (most importantly the heroes) that will be appearing in the upcoming film, and it is huge!
In essence, it will be everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the exception of Thor and the Hulk. Oh and Quicksilver. The cast is comprised of past characters from the previous Captain America films and previous Marvel movies. Here is the full cast that both Joe and Anthony Russo will be in charge of:
The film returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as The Vision, Jeremy Renner (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “The Avengers”) as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Godzilla”) as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.
After his debut in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man,” ”Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”) will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in “Captain America: Civil War.”
The film also includes outstanding additional cast, including Chadwick Boseman (“42,” “Get on Up”) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Revenge”) as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Bourne Ultimatum”), Frank Grillo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Warrior”) as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt (“A History of Violence,” Marvel’s “The Incredible Hulk”) as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”).
Not only that, it makes sense that after the event of Age of Ultron, there will be some political flak. Marvel, also, released the synopsis of the film and it bares close resemblance to the original comic series of the same name:
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
As a fan of the event series, I have been looking forward to this for a long time. The fact that Marvel is doing this outside of its Avengers movie line is interesting. This is the payoff that the studio has been building for. Seeing everyone together, introducing characters and relationships before we jump into the Infinity War that is coming in a few years. However, in the movie universe, the super hero registration act would make sense. Batman v Superman will have some serious competition.