Captain America: Civil War Begins Production, Adds More Superheroes To Cast

Today is the day principal photography begins in Atlanta for Marvel Studios’ Captain American: Civil War. It will hit theaters one year from now.

The third installment in the Captain America franchise, the film is also the thirteenth release as part of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU), a compendium of films that consists of Iron Man (and its two sequels), Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, the most recent Avengers: Age of Ultron and the August release of Ant-Man.

Anthony and Joe Russo, who previously directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier return to helm the follow-up from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, the team that wrote the other two Captain America solo adventures.

Chris Evans reprises his role as the iconic hero Steve Rogers/Captain America, and he’s joined by a number of familiar faces to anyone who has been watching the MCU (or at least Avengers: Age of Ultron).

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.

Also entering the world of Captain America is Paul Rudd, who will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers as Scott Lang/Ant-Man.

The cast gets even bigger with Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Daniel Brühl (of Inglourious Basterds), Martin Freeman (of Hobbit and Sherlock fame) and the returns of Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, and William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross.

Picking up after the events of Ultron, 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.

Captain America: Civil War opens May 6, 2016.

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