Cast, Costume Descriptions, And Set Photos Released For CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on “Captain America: Civil War,” the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. The production will shoot on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production, as well as locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland.

Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Community”) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The Winter Solider,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”). The film returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as The Vision, Jeremy Renner (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “The Avengers”) as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Godzilla”) as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

After his debut in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man,” ”Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”) will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in “Captain America: Civil War.”

The film also includes outstanding additional cast, including Chadwick Boseman (“42,” “Get on Up”) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Revenge”) as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Bourne Ultimatum”), Frank Grillo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Warrior”) as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt (“A History of Violence,” Marvel’s “The Incredible Hulk”) as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”).

“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.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s creative team also includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Elysium”), production designer Owen Paterson (“Godzilla,” “Matrix”), and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”).

Some potential spoilers for costume designs and changes in Captain America: Civil War have found their way online. Be warned that possible spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron may follow.

The spoilers showed up in a post on the Sideshow Collectibles forum by a user going by the handle third3eye on April 28. Since then, several pieces of new information have been released that seem to confirm some of his assertions. The leaked promotional art for Captain America and Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War seems to match their description of the characters' costume design pretty closely, and they correctly asserted that Ant-Man would appear in the film days before the official cast list was released.

Cap - Modified AoU suit, much simpler and cleaner than AoU design, sits somewhere between the stealth and AoU suits. Those who think the AoU suit is overdesigned will like this new version. Compared to AoU, they got rid of a lot of the red highlights as well as the white on the biceps. The arms do have a red line going across where the bicep meets the shoulder. The rest of the suit is a direct carryover from AoU, including Avengers logo, arm magnets, and gaiters.

Iron Man - Yep there will be a Mk46. It's essentially a modified Mk45 but with a few key changes - more gold in the torso and arms to break up the all the 45's red, smoother faceplate design (similar to the Mk3-7 helmets), and last but not least, an inverted trapezoid cutout over the round chest RT. The 45 has a hexagon cutout by comparison.

Black Panther - Not much change to the already revealed concept art. The suit is generally fabric throughout, with the mask being metal or some other hard material. The necklace is still there. I did get to see some early CGI work showing BP's movements. They pretty much nailed it, very acrobatic and animal-like, not quite the acrobat as Spider-Man, you can definitely tell BP's carrying more weight than Spidey as he moves around.

Falcon - Very dark costume overall, mostly dark gray with some red. Kinda reminds me of Wolvie's DOFP future costume, also has a mix of hard armor components and fabric. Wings look pretty much the same as TWS.

Ant-Man - Yes he'll be in the movie, presumably it's Lang and not Pym. Also will have Giant-Man ability. Badass Digest already broke this. Couldn't really tell if he gets a new suit, looked pretty much the same, but the new ability is most definite.

War Machine - This one is baffling to me. I've seen concept art of WM fighting Falcon where he's wearing what appears to be a new suit, but I've seen other standalone concept art for WM where it's the Mk2 suit from IM3/AoU. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Crossbones - We will see Rumlow in full costume, looks very Stevenson Punisher-esque. Black tactical gear with crossbones graffiti painted on his vest and skull design on his mask (couldn't tell if mask was a helmet or fabric). Looks pretty faithful to the comic look.

Some photos of sets being built for the film in Atlanta, Georgia have found their way online!

What are they building? It appears to be a shanty town, also known as a squatter area. These are cheap and poorly constructed homes that can be found on the periphery of cities in developing nations. These could be for South Africa which is the location of the shipyard in Avengers: Age Of Ultron when we met Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) and Ultron retrieved vibranium. We know the the super-strong metal was extracted from Wakanda, which is the home of T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwik Boseman). Maybe we'll get to see a Klaue or get our first look at the Black Panther costume when filming begins at this location.

Check out the set photos below.

Extra Tidbits:

Winter Soldier himself, Sebastian Stan, Instagrammed a photo of him having quite a weekend and teasing Winter Soldier!

A photo posted by @imsebastianstan on

While the majority of characters in Captain America: Civil War  have been established in previous movies, Marvel failed to reveal who newcomer Martin Freeman will be playing when the studio had announced the commencement of filming earlier this week. Rumors and speculation suggest The Hobbit star has been cast as Everett Ross, a regent of Wakanda, but "Civil War" comic book writer Mark Millar has now teased knowing exactly who Freeman will portray in the 2016 adaptation.

“I know who he’s playing in the film, but I guess it’s still a secret,” Millar told Radio Times. “The character is not a super-person, it’s somebody who’s… well, I don’t want to spoil it for anybody but he’s not going to be in costume. Once you get to see it, it’s so obvious.” After he had praised Martin Freeman — “He’s a great actor he could play anyone; he could play Hit-Girl!” — Mark Millar added that, “All I’ll say is, he’s not [playing] the Red Skull.”

Chris Evans and Frank Grillo have engaged in a mock-argument on Twitter.

The two actors will not be exchanging any physicality as Captain America and Crossbones until Civil War, so until then check out the tweets between them below.


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