Yesterday Marvel Studios announced the beginning of principal photography for their upcoming film CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. The third installment of the superhero franchise will shoot at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia as well as locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay for the first two films and have returned to pen the script once again. Anthony and Joe Russo who directed CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER are returning as well.
Chris Evans will of course return as our favorite super hero, Steve Rogers/Captain America, and will be joined by some very familiar faces like Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. It sounds like we are just a few superheros short of this film being AVENGERS 3.
The film also includes a ton of new cast members like Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, who will be making his first appearance alongside the Avengers in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. We will also see Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl , Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Martin Freeman.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is described 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 film also is supposed to pit Captain America against Iron Man, while we have seen plenty of fights between everyone and Tony Stark, it is exciting thinking about the where this story will take us.
If you had to pick, who’s side would you be on?