‘Captain America: Civil War’ Begins Production in April

By March 20, 2015
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While most of the world is set on anticipating the imminent May release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, another major Marvel Studios production that will feature a lot of other heroes is getting ready to start shooting in the next two weeks.

According to Collider, casting notices for extras have gone out for Captain America: Civil War that have listed a start date of April 1st. While no specific unit details were given, this is the most solid date that fans and analysts alike have seen as far as the beginning of production for the third Captain America film is concerned. Based loosely on the Mark Millar/Steve McNiven limited comic book series Civil War, the third Captain America film will be reacting to the fallout of Age of Ultron and sees the government more closely regulate the activity of superhumans.

Different philosophies on the legislation drive a wedge between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, who will be appearing in the film portrayed again by Robert Downey, Jr. Civil War will mark the first Marvel franchise other than Iron Man or The Avengers that Downey will appear in as Stark — at least in a featured role, since he cameoed in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk — and could feature him in a bit more of a loosely antagonistic role than we’ve seen him in before. Other cast members returning in this film besides Downey and Chris Evans include Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier.

Perhaps one of the bigger elements to the beginning of this film’s production is that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures will soon have to make a decision about who to cast next as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, since it’s expected that the new version of the character that will appear in future Marvel Studios films and Sony’s new standalone franchise will first appear in Civil War.

Captain America: Civil War will hit theaters on May 6th, 2016 as a part of Marvel Studios’ “Phase Three.” For more on the film as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation!

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.