Captain America Civil War

We know who’s directing Captain America 3, we know who’s starring in Captain America 3, and we even have some idea of the plot details for Captain America 3. Now we know the title, too.

Marvel Studios revealed at its event today that Captain America 3 will be called Captain America: Civil War, as many had already suspected. (Not, it won’t be Serpent Society as first teased at the event.) Also confirmed was the release date of the movie: May 6, 2016. In addition to Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, it’ll officially debut Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

More details, including a description of some relevant Avengers: Age of Ultron footage, after the jump.

Here’s an image from the Marvel Studios event stage:

And here’s Chris Evans joined by Downey and Boseman:

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During the event, Marvel also showed a scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron teasing Captain America: Civil War. Tony and Captain America have just gotten their asses kicked by Ultron, and they have the following exchange while cutting wood. Stark says to Cap, “Thor didn’t say where he’s going for answers?” There’s a bit of banter and Cap muses about their recent encounter with Ultron, “Earth’s mightiest heroes and he pulled us apart like cotton candy.” After a bit more banter, things become heated between them. Stark jokes, rather seriously, “I don’t trust a guy without a dark side.”

Cap’s response is sharp:: “Maybe you haven’t seen mine yet.”

The scene reflects serious tension between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, which isn’t new. You’ll recall from the first Avengers that they didn’t much like each other then either. But in Captain America: Civil War, that tension escalates into something much more serious.

In the comics, what turns the two heroes against each other is the Superhero Registration Act, requiring anyone with superpowers to identify themselves to and work for the U.S. government. Tony Stark supports it, while Steve Rogers argues it threatens civil liberties. However, we’ll have to wait and see how the movie version of that storyline plays out.

Kevin Feige addressed a few points about this film in the post-show Q&A:

You’ve announced Black Panther and Captai America solo movies, but will we see Black Panther introduced in another film before his own?

With Black Pather, what our little song and dance at the end was meant to signifiy, and I’ll just clarify it for you: he is definitively a big part of Civil War. We will meet him for the first time in Civil War, in costume.

Just to clarify, are there any plans for Serpent Society?

There are always plans, but they are mainly jokes.

[A few minutes later]

I want to say one more thing about Serpent Society. We had this great idea, right? Because Civil War’s first up, but we don’t want to blow our wad on the presentation with Civil War. Then Mike Shule had the great idea to put Serpent Society on there, and I thought it was awesome and hilarious. And then part of me thought “people are going to love Serpent Society, and think that would be really cool.” But we figured they wouldn’t think it was as cool as Civil War, which is why we did that. But now it’s on the radar.

You talked a bit about Civil War. The comic storyline will be very different, it has to do with secret identities. There aren’t secret identities in the cinematic universe, and you don’t have Spider-Man. So how will you do Civil War?

I don’t want to give too much away, but needless to say, the generalities of the act are the same. Something happens, perhaps it’s cumulative for things that have happened though all of the movies leading up to this point. It has made the governments of the world say “we need to have some oversight of these guys. They need to report to somebody. So it becomes more… it falls under that umbrella, rather than “you have to take off your mask.” It’s not about the secret identity thing, as much as it is about, overall, who reports to who, and who can agree to oversight committee. Because as of now, in Avengers 2, there is no more security council, there is no SHIELD, obviously. Stark is paying for it, Captain America is running it, and things occur that will make governments begin to question.

Civil War

Joe and Anthony Russo return to direct the sequel to their own Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Here’s the official Marvel press release announcing Captain America: Civil War:

Come 2016, it’ll be hero vs. hero as Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” erupts onto the big screen!

Chris Evans will once again reprise his role as Captain America, joined by Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man and Chadwick Boseman, who will make his big screen debut as the Black Panther in the film.

During a special presentation announcing the full slate for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige brought all three actors out on stage, officially announcing the long-rumored title for the third Captain America adventure.

Pumped for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on the Avengers and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it develops!

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