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'Captain America: Civil War' Is On; Massive Cast And Characters Revealed

Friday, May 8, 2015 • Hollywood Comments

Marvel is on a roll. After the thunderous reponse to their latest 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', the powerhouse studio has announced the cast and characters that will appear in 'Captain America: Civil War'. Incidentally, the film also officially began its production yesterday in Atlanta, Georgia.

'Captain America: Civil War' is the third Captain America movie in the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be draw major inspiration from the Marvel Comics' 'Civil War' event written by Mark Millar and Steven McNiven. The movie will follow the events of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and will pitch Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) against one another in a battle to decide where these superheroes stand in the world.

Check out the official synopsis for 'Captain America: Civil War' released by Marvel:

"'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."

In addition, Marvel has also released the numerous characters who will feature in 'Captain America: Civil War' - Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, The Falcon, The Vision, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Thunderbolt Ross, Black Panther, Sharon Carter, and Crossbones. Martin Freeman's character hasn't yet been revealed in the announcement.

Here's the full cast list released today by Marvel.

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').

It is expected that Marvel will possibly release the additional roles and characters such as Spider-Man's involvement in 'Captain America: Civil War' in the near future.

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' directors Joe and Anthony Russo are returning to direct 'Civil War'.

Captain America: Civil War opens exactly one year from today, May 6, 2016.

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