Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to dominate the box office, but it’s never too early to look to the future as the cast of next year’s Captain America: Civil War has officially been announced with new members and old favorites.
Before we get started, just a quick warning there will be some Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers so if you haven’t seen it yet, best to go check out another of our videos. Okay, with Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr. leading the cast, next year’s Captain America: Civil War was already looking more like an Avengers sequel than a standalone Captain America movie and the official cast announcement confirms it. In a recent interview with MTV, Evans says the sequel will be a way to quote,
"...jump off next into the next Avengers: Infinity War, so Cap 3 is going to be the set-up of the real battle, so there are a lot of people."
And a lot of people there are! In addition to Evans and RDJ, Cap 3 will mark the return of several The Winter Soldier stars including Scarlett Johansson as “Black Widow”, Sebastian Stan as “Bucky Barnes” aka “The Winter Soldier”, Frank Grillo as “Crossbones”, Anthony Mackie as “Falcon” and Emily VanCamp as “Agent 13” aka “Sharon Carter”, niece of former Steve Rogers love interest Peggy Carter in the comics. It was announcement earlier this week that The Hobbit star Martin Freeman has joined the cast in an as yet unnamed role. Though here has since been a lot of speculation on which role Freeman will play, it’s assumed he will play “Everett Ross” a government agent who is assigned to “Wakanda”. Wakanda is the fictional African nation featured in Age of Ultron that is the source of the indestructible metal vibranium that Cap’s shield is made out of and Ultron used for his sinister plot. Speaking of Wakanda, Cap 3 will also mark the debut of Chadwick Boseman as Wakanda leader “Black Panther” before he gets his own solo film in 2018. Other returning characters in Civil War include Jeremy Renner, who recently confirmed he’ll reprise his role as “Hawkeye” in the film as will New Avengers Elizabeth Olsen as “Scarlet Witch”, Don Cheadle as “War Machine” and Paul Bettany as “Vision”. Captain America: Civil War will also mark the first appearance of Paul Rudd as “Ant-Man" following his debut in the standalone film that is set to arrive July 17th. It was previously rumor, but now confirmed that William Hurt will also be back to play “General ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross”, last seen in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. And finally, it has also been confirmed that Daniel Bruhl, who most recently appeared in Woman in Gold, will play the villainous “Baron Zemo” in the film. No word yet on who will play “Spider-Man" in the film though Hugo star Asa Butterfield is rumored to be the frontrunner. In addition to the official cast announcement, we’re also getting some details on the plot which is described as quote,
"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 pf 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 new and nefarious villain."
So lots to take in, but what do you think of the cast of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and the film’s plot? Share your thoughts in the comments.