Captain America Civil War Cast and Synopsis

Hot on the heels of this morning’s news that Emily VanCamp will be back as Agent 13 in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Studios has announced the beginning of principal photography on the sequel. And with that comes the full cast list for the film shooting in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland. Most of the cast members we already know, but there are two new surprising additions from the Marvel cinematic universe.

A press release straight from Disney has revealed that Ant-Man star Paul Rudd will join the rest of the superheroes with some sort of role in Civil War. This will mark the first time he appears alongside any of the other key characters from the Marvel cinematic universe. We were unsure how Ant-Man was going to come into play with the rest of Marvel’s plans regarding Civil War and the two parts of The Infinity War, but at least we know he’s involved now.

In addition, the more surprising addition is William Hurt. You may not remember since The Incredible Hulk is the most forgettable film in Marvel’s line-up, but he played General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in that film. He was a force to be reckoned with for Bruce Banner/Hulk, attempting to bring him down and keep him away from his daughter Betty (Liv Tyler), who was recently pinpointed as the inspiration for a fun easter egg.

Otherwise, we now have the official list of returning cast members from the Marvel universe. Obviously Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. are the key players, but we also have Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as The Vision. And let’s not forget Frank Grillo as Crossbones and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes.

New faces on the block will be Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl as Baron Helmut Zemo and Martin Freeman in an unknown role. It’s also worth noting that the press release actually mentions Emily VanCamp’s character as Agent 13 and Sharon Carter, so that will be a key element in the film.

Along with the full cast roster, we also have this new official synopsis:

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.”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with a script by the sequel’s same writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. The Russo brothers are also supposed to be at the helm of both parts of The Avengers: Infinity War (which was just revealed to shoot entirely on new IMAX cameras), so it seems like they’re the new Joss Whedon when it comes to guiding the Marvel cinematic universe for the next few years.

Now that shooting is officially beginning, we’re bound to get more information about Captain America: The Civil War in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters next year on May 6th, 2016.

Are you more excited now with the Captain America Civil War cast and synopsis revealed?

Captain America Civil War Cast and Production Start Press Release

The full Captain America Civil War Cast and Production Start press release follows:

MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON MARVEL’S “CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR”

Principal Photography Begins in Atlanta
For May 6, 2016 Release

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (May 7, 2015) – Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on “Captain America: Civil War,” the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. The production will shoot on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production, as well as locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland.

Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Community”) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The Winter Solider,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”). 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”).

“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.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s creative team also includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Elysium”), production designer Owen Paterson (“Godzilla,” “Matrix”), and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”).

Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1941, “Captain America: Civil War ” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the upcoming release schedule, which includes Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” on November 4, 2016, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” on May 5, 2017, and Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” on November 3, 2017.

Marvel Studios most recently continued its unprecedented success with the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015. The film recorded the second biggest opening weekend of all time with a $191.3 million box office. It has also been the #1 release in every country where it has been released.

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