Principle photography is finally underway for Captain America: Civil War - and if you want to get a good idea of how epic this movie is going to be, it's been revealed that Captain America 3 will be the first movie to use IMAX's new digital cameras. The movie will feature 15 minutes of pure IMAX footage including a scene that co-director Joe Russo says has the kind of "incredible scale" that is perfectly suited for the IMAX format.
The Incredible Scale of Captain America 3
The Russo Brothers proved that they are more than adept at filming impressive action scenes that not only offer great whiz-bang energy but are also based in character and moving the story forward. With the insanely big cast that has formed around Captain America 3, the Russo Brothers have more than their fair share of work cut out for them.
It's hasn't been made official as of yet, but a recent interview with Marvel Studios head-honcho Kevin Feige all but confirmed that Scarlet Witch will indeed be playing a part in the grand superhero ensemble of Captain America: Civil War. The conversation, which you can read a full excerpt of here, revealed that Captain Marvel was being prepped to appear at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron but when it came down to it - they decided that Scarlet Witch should be given the finale moment of joining the Avengers and save Captain Marvel for another day.
"Finally Joss was like ‘Let’s use those plates to let Scarlet Witch fly into frame, give her a big entrance?’ And that makes sense - she’s come to their side, and she deserves the cool intro, which will feed into another movie we start shooting in a few weeks."
But what's been dubbed as Avengers 2.5 in some circles is still a Captain America sequel at heart. Anthony Mackie, who played Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier is definitely on board for for the events of Captain America: Civil War and he's ben reassuring people that characters like his will be given plenty of room to shine and the movie isn't going to forget to focus on Captain America's story first and foremost.
"That's what I thought when I first read it. But it's not at all. It really plays well with the storyline of Cap and how he's evolved into his own man, him doing his thing, and everybody coming together to fight for the common good of man.”
Falcon and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow were the other big superhero characters in Captain America 2 and they're likely to continue to play big roles in Captain America 3 despite all the other additions like Iron Man, Hawkeye, Black Panther, and the expected debut of Spider-Man. And it sounds an awful lot like you can add Scarlet Witch to that mix.
Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver's Marvel Future
But what about her brother Quicksilver? Well there has been more than a few rumors floating around that Quicksilver will be one of the characters that won't be making it out of Avengers: Age of Ultron alive. And when you read all the details that Kevin Feige had to say about this moment at the end of the movie when Scarlet Witch joins the Avengers lineup - it sounds a lot like she isn't being joined by her brother.
It doesn't help matters that the same draft of the Avengers 2 script that featured Captain Marvel also was reported to feature the death of Quicksilver. And then there is the issue of this character belonging to the X-Men universe as well. Like a child with divorced parents - there comes a time when joint custody means that you'll be spending more time with one than the other.
Leading Up To the Infinity War
At Collider, Johansson had some interesting things to say about what kind of tone Captain America: Civil War will have. She shy's away from calling it "dark" but says that the movie is raising the stakes and is creating a more psychologically complex world that she says is leading directly into what's ahead for Avengers: Infinity War.
"I think Cap 3 is definitely sort of like a pre-Avengers 3 and 4. It feels like that, whereas Cap 2 didn’t feel like it was necessarily part of The Avengers. I mean, it feels like a piece that fits in, but it didn’t feel like it was leading you into Avengers 2.”
There have been some conflicting reports about what we can expect leading up to the Infinity Wars of Avengers 3 and 4. I looked at the current state of the contract for the actors of the Avengers movies and the recent reveal that Thor will have two more movies to check off after Thor: Ragnarok, it went against some of the rumors that had some of the original Avengers not returning until Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.
With Thor and Loki both in the same boat for two more movies after Thor 3 and players like Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow all in the position to appear in both, we may be seeing more of the original crew than we thought. But with Thor 3 being the movie scheduled immediately before [The Avengers: Infinity War](movie:738027) Part 1, the safe money is on the events of [Thor: Ragnarok](movie:956858) being the real set-up for what will unfold in the Infinity War movies.
What do you think? Can we expect Scarlet Witch in [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409)? Will Quicksilver make it out of Avengers: Age of Ultron alive? Let your own speculation loose on the comments section below!