Captain America: The Winter Soldier marked a new phase in both the MCU and for Marvel Studios as a whole. The film announced itself as not only one of the best superhero movies of all time, but also proved itself to be an intelligent and well-made political thriller with some of the best action choreography in an superhero film to date. So fans knew that Marvel wouldn’t be able to hold back any punches in the third Captain America film, and when it was announced that the film would be telling the iconic Civil War storyline from the comics, one thing was sure - Captain America: Civil War is going to be one of the most important additions to the MCU yet.
A lot about the actual film has been shrouded in secrecy up to this point, with the first footage from the film being shown just recently at this year’s D23 Expo. The trailer gave the audience at the convention their first hints at the two superhero teams in the film, and which characters will be on Captain America’s side, and which ones would be siding with Iron Man.
However, some new concept art recently tweeted out by Jeremy Renner seems to officially confirm the teams in the film, and their individual rosters. Check out the images below:
The concept art seems to stick with what the trailer hinted at as well, and for those of you who might not be able to tell, here are the teams: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Jeremy Renner), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Vision (Paul Bettany) vs. Captain America (Chris Evans), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Sharon Carter a.k.a. Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), and Falcon (Anthony Mackie).
From where I’m standing, it looks like the studio has done a pretty good job at stacking the sides pretty evenly. Some noticeable omissions include Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man (Tom Holland). While I understand Spider-Man not being included in the art, considering they haven’t revealed his costume yet and likely want to keep which side he’s on a secret for the movie, Scarlet Witch not being on there is surprising. I would imagine she would be on Captain America’s side going off of what happened in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it’s also entirely possible she doesn’t even choose a side in the film.
It’ll be interesting to see just how close Marvel ends up sticking to the actual Civil War story from the comics, and how much they deviate. They’ve done a fine job crafting the teams based solely on their Cinematic Universe, and we know some of the motivations will be changed, but how the rest of the film turns out is perhaps the most interesting part. Some people seem to love the Civil War story from the comics, and others hated it, so whether or not the film manages to balance all the characters and story will likely decide how successful it ends up being as a whole. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theatres on May 6th, 2016.
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