Posted on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is currently shooting in Germany with one week of production left, and while Marvel Studios stayed home from San Diego Comic Con International 2015, they did show up to Disney’s fan convention D23 Expo 2015 with Captain America (Chris Evans, who got a standing ovation), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and perhaps most importantly, footage from the 2016 release.
Check out our Captain America Civil War D23 footage description after the jump!
Footage began with Falcon targeting a van using Redwing, a drone which launches from his winged jetpack. Once he finds his target, he jumps off the building and flies after it. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is on hand fighting some people, too. Turns out the target they’re pursuing is Crossbones (Frank Grillo), who ends up fighting Captain America (Chris Evans) pretty fiercely.
The fight ends with Cap removing the helmet Crossbones is wearing, and the villain taunts him, “You know, he remembered you. Your pal, your buddy, your Bucky.”
Captain America, “In this job, you try to save everybody you can. Sometimes that doesn’t mean everybody.”
William Hurt, as General Thunderbolt Ross, has some words about superheroes as he speaks to Captain America, “The earth owes you an unpayable debt. While the people should look at you as a hero, there are some that prefer the word vigilante.” Maybe he’s the one behind the Sokovia Accords?
Captain America finally confronts Bucky (Sebastian Stan), who confirms that he remembers Steve Rogers, especially their childhood in New York together.
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) tosses out the line, “We are better than the bad guys.” At some point he also tells Rogers, “Sometimes I want to punch you in your pefect teeth.”
And then comes a good look at Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), complete with his retractable claws, but it’s just a quick shot. Clearly he’s not staying neutral in this fight, but who’s side is he on?
We see a shot of both teams running at each other, basically confirming the line-up that we heard recently about who takes which side in the Civil War. Black Widow and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) are going to get in a scuffle again and Widow asks Hawkeye, “We’re still friends right?” to which he responds, “Depends on how hard you hit me.”
The footage ended with Steve Rogers opening up a van to reveal Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, not in the Ant-Man suit. But Lang turns into a giddy little fan as he shakes his hand, “What an honor…I’m shaking your hand too long. Thanks for thinking of me.” He looks at Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and says, “I know you too, you’re great.”
Other shots included Martin Freeman who seemed to maybe be tracking superheroes, perhaps part of a knew government oversight program, the film version of the Superhero Registration Act, in place to keep The Avengers in check. And there’s also a shot of Paul Bettany as Vision looking pretty dapper in a normal business suit, playing chess.
All in all, the superhero action on display looks on the same level as an Avengers movie, but it’s also in the more grounded style of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There are tons of superheroes, including new ones that we haven’t seen with the Avengers before, and this is going to be a massive comic book movie. But from this footage, it looks like they’re being handled with care and used in the best way possible. There’s a lot of potential and promise from this first glimpse at the movie
This of course isn’t the first time we’ve seen footage from Captain America: Civil War, as we learned in June one of the Ant-Man credits sequences is actually material shot for Civil War. Much like the Iron Man 2 post-credit sequence that featured S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) finding Thor’s hammer inside the crater in the New Mexico desert, which was a sequence that appeared again slightly differently in Thor.
Captain America: The Winter Solder filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo are directing Captain America: Civil War, based on a script by Winter Soldier scribes Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
“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 promises to be a heroes vs. heroes battle on the big screen. Chris Evans reprises his role as Steve Rogers/Captain America, joined by Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Chadwick Boseman, who will make his big screen debut as the T’Challa/Black Panther in the film.
Captain America: Civil War is expected to feature every earth-bound Marvel Cinematic Universe hero, with exception of Thor and The Hulk, although there is substantial speculation that Mark Ruffalo will also appear in the film. Co-stars include Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-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, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt (The Incredible Hulk) as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ros and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.
The cast also includes Tom Holland, the new Spider-Man who will also make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the movie, before his own stand alone movie comes out in July 2017 directed by Jon Watts. Other actors in the film include Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit trilogy).
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