Captain America Declares CIVIL WAR!

David Reddish
Image source: MarvelousRoland, Flickr.

Can’t get enough Avengers?  Did Age of Ultron feel like a cock tease?  Well, not to worry, as Marvel Studios are positioned to bombard us all with EVEN MORE Avengers, and not even in an Avengers movie.

Captain America 3: Civil War, currently shooting for a May 6, 2016 release, will pick up directly after this summer’s Age of Ultron and feature a more expansive cast than any of the previous films, including the Avengers series.  Characters confirmed to return include Capt. America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Vision (Paul Bettany), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olson).  It’s also highly likely, that given the massive cast, we’ll also have a number of cameos and an appearance by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

In even more shocking news, new characters like AntMan (Paul Rudd) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) are also said to have significant roles.  William Hurt, not seen since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk will also reprise his role as General Thunderbolt Ross.  The film will also introduce the as of yet uncast character of Spiderman to the Marvel films.

Thesp Martin Freeman, best known for roles on Sherlock and in The Hobbit film series has also joined the cast playing an undisclosed character.

Based on the controversial Civil War story arc from the comics, the plot revolves around a rivalry between Iron Man and Captain America, and a superhuman registration act forcing all costumed heroes to reveal their secret identities.  While Stark favors it, Captain America opposes it, causing a schism between the Avengers team.