Marvel Studios has announced, via press release, the commencement of principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on “Captain America: Civil War,” the third installment of its franchise.
Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. The film returns Chris Evans as the iconic superhero Steve Rogers/Captain America, and will also feature Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron 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 and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.
But wait, there’s more…
After his debut in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Paul Rudd will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in “Captain America: Civil War.”
And before his makes his debut in his very own movie (set for 2018), Chadwick Boseman will also make his first appearance as T’Challa/Black Panther in “Civil War.”
Others include Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Martin Freeman (no word on what character he’ll be playing).
“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.
Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1941, “Captain America: Civil War” is set for a May 6, 2016 release. So while we’ll have to wait another 3 years for a Black Panther stand-alone movie, at least you’ll get to see him in action a year from now, albeit in a supporting role in the next Captain America movie.