On June 10th, 2015, in the sweltering heat of Atlanta, Georgia, I found myself on the set of Captain America: Civil War, the third installment in the patriotic superhero’s Marvel Studios franchise that began with Captain America: The First Avenger and continued with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
In the middle of nowhere lies Pinewood Studios, and this is where we spent half the day conducting interviews with stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and franchise newcomer Chadwick Boseman, not to mention writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, executive producer Nate Moore and directors Anthony & Joe Russo. All of those will be coming to you today and tomorrow, but first we want to talk about what we saw on set, because that’s what you’re going to see in theaters in May.
Outside on the studio lot, three massive green screen walls have been constructed to surround a set made to look like an airport tarmac. The only real objects on the set, besides the Marvel heroes who would be fighting shortly, is a fuel tank (that may end up exploding at some point) and some vehicles that say “Flughafen Leipzig-Halle,” which dictates that this is the Leipzig-Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Germany. And this is where the Civil War begins. We are about the witness the beginning of the first fight between Team Captain America and Team Iron Man
After the jump, find out what we observed on the set of Captain America: Civil War, and how Marvel dealt with plenty of questions about Spider-Man entering the Marvel cinematic universe. All this and more can be found in our Captain America Civil War set report. And in case you haven’t realized it already, beware of spoilers after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Captain America: Civil War brings back what feels like every MCU character we’ve ever met (save Thor and Hulk, who’ll be off on their own buddy adventure next fall). But it also introduces a bunch of new ones, some of whom are more mysterious than others. One that’s been a big fat question mark up to this point is the government agent played by Martin Freeman. We’ve already seen him in the trailers, but it’s only now that we finally have confirmation on whom he’s playing. As it turns out, one of those fan theories was very much on the money.
Elsewhere, we’ve also got new looks at Frank Grillo‘s Brock Rumlow in full Crossbones gear, and Elizabeth Olsen‘s Scarlet Witch in action amid what looks like some serious destruction. There’s also another photo of Chris Evans‘ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man staring intensely at each other, in case you need more fanfic fodder. See photos of the Civil War Martin Freeman character and more below. Read More »
It was another big weekend at the box office for Deadpool as the R-rated comic book mercenary took the top spot by adding another $55 million to its fattening wallet. In addition, the film added another $85 million overseas, bringing the worldwide total to nearly $492 million in just two weeks. And analysts believe these numbers put the movie on track to becoming the highest grossing R-rated movie in history, potentially surpassing The Passion of the Christ‘s domestic record and The Matrix Reloaded‘s worldwide numbers.
Over the weekend, an unlikely ally dished out some congratulations to Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and the film’s surprising success with Captain America himself, Chris Evans, taking to Twitter with some kind words. Reynolds responded in kind, but Robert Downey Jr. noticed their exchange and he has some concerns. Find out what unfolded on Twitter below. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Super Bowl has its charms, but with all due respect to the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, it’s got nothing on the epic showdown coming in Captain America: Civil War. The movie pits Avengers teammates Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) against each other in a battle that threatens to tear apart the MCU’s entire population of superheroes — including new additions like Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland).
A new Super Bowl spot digs a little deeper into the superhero-vs.-superhero feud, teasing some of the major action and drama to come. Watch the Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl spot after the jump. Read More »
It’s no secret that Spider-Man will be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time with Captain America: Civil War. However, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the webcrawler’s appearance in the movie. Even though we know that this will be a teenage version of Peter Parker played by Tom Holland, we don’t know how long he’ll appear in the movie, what his suit will look like, or anything like that. But a new rumor may have given us one detail that we didn’t know previously: how the Avengers recruit Spider-Man in Captain America Civil War.
Find out details after the jump, but beware of spoilers from here on out. Read More »
We’re only a few short months away from Captain America: Civil War. The film made many of our most-anticipated lists for 2016, including Ethan‘s, Jacob‘s, and Angie‘s. It didn’t make mine, but that doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to Joe and Anthony Russo‘s sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Marvel is clearly confident in the duo, as they’ve selected them to helm two Avengers sequels following up their work on Civil War.
After the jump, the Russo Brothers discuss Captain America: Civil War, how they are reinventing Spider-Man, and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1.
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If you keep up with this site regularly, then you probably already know that next year is a big one for Captain America. The third film in the Marvel superhero’s film franchise is Captain America: Civil War, and in it we’ll see The Avengers fighting against each other. But it’s also an important year for Cap for another reason, because it’s his 75th anniversary.
Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby back in 1941, and for the superhero’s milestone anniversary next year, ABC is airing a one-hour special that will explore the 75-year history of the character from the pages to the big screen. And if that doesn’t sound appealing enough, apparently there will be some kind of exclusive announcement from Marvel Comics during the airing of the special. Find out when you can watch below! Read More »
While most of the buzz today is for the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (the reaction to which has been divisive enough to spark another fight between fans), there’s still plenty of talk about the other big superhero battle coming in Captain America: Civil War following the debut of the first trailer last week.
To go along with the first public peek at footage from the Marvel movie, Entertainment Weekly had their own cover story this month for the superhero battle. We’ve already seen the photos, but now we get some details from directors Anthony and Joe Russo as well as the film’s star Chris Evans. While we know there will be plenty of action the Marvel Studios flick, they all put a lot of focus on the characters and the new dynamic that emerges due to this conflict. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Last week’s Captain America: Civil War trailer was our first good look at the movie, but it’s really just the first drop in what’s sure to be a flood of marketing material. Today, we have another new look at the Marvel superhero showdown, in the form of an Entertainment Weekly cover featuring Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and the mysterious Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman, or a pile of pixels arranged to look like him). Check out the Civil War EW cover after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s no secret that Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man will first swing by next year’s Captain America: Civil War, getting caught up in the battle between Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans). But the question we haven’t really considered yet is who might swing by Tom Holland’s Spider-Man movie.
Now an interesting bit of speculation suggests that Captain America and Iron Man might return the favor to their young friend, popping up in the Spider-Man solo outing due out in 2017. More on the Captain America and Iron Man in Spider-Man rumor after the jump. Read More »