As production began last night on the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Marvel revealed the cast list and synopsis for the film.
The synopsis is as follows:
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.
The full cast list is as follows:
Steve Rodgers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), The Vision (Paul Bettany), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Jim Rhodes/War Machine (Don Cheadle), Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Sharon Carter/Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp), Brock Rumlow/Crossbones (Frank Grillo), General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross (William Hurt) with Daniel Brühl and Martin Freeman in roles unnamed.
We’re just a year out from the film being released and even with the cast list, there’s definitely one surprise sticking out and that’s William Hurt’s General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross who hasn’t been seen since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. I’m curious why they’re still not officially naming Daniel Brühl’s character in these press releases as everyone’s assuming now that it is Baron Zemo and yet they still won’t reveal who he is. The synopsis doesn’t give much away from what I was expecting after reading the comic the Civil War namesake is best off and basically this will be a nice Avengers 2.5 warmup for the Russo brothers directing this film before they do the Avengers: Infinity War parts 1 and 2 down the Marvel Cinematic Universe line. It’ll be really interesting to see Black Panther in action as well (and I suppose a Spider-Man cameo wouldn’t go a miss either).
Captain America: Civil War is set for cinematic release in May 2016.