Holy crap, y’all. Joe and Anthony Russo are rounding up enough cast members for Captain America: Civil War to do the next two Avengers films (which they are also directing). When Chris Evans said he was filming back-to-back Marvel films he was not kidding around, and at least half the Civil War cast will have to do the same for Infinity War parts 1 and 2.
Marvel just announced a few more Civil War cast additions; two you may have been expecting, and one slight surprise. First up, returning as Agent 13/Sharon Carter is Emily VanCamp:
Here’s hoping she gets a little more action this time around.
Also, announced joining is Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man:
And someone you may not have expected to see, not-so-fresh-off 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, William Hurt’s General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross:
I’ll give you the full cast listing at the bottom of the post, because you may want to take it into the bathroom with you for reading material (did I just type that out loud?). The Marvel-Disney machine also graced us today with an official synopsis:
“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.”
Following up on Tuesday’s news that Martin Freeman had signed on,
Latino Review got some inside information, and (elementary!) based on the clues (“Freeman plays some sort of interrogator and…will return to appear in Black Panther”), believe he’ll portraying State Department expert and S.H.I.E.L.D. consultant, Everett Ross. Of course, Freeman’s casting sets up a possible future appearance with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange that might just make our heads explode.
As promised, here’s the full listing of cast and characters who’ll appear in the jam-packed superhero extravaganza (hope you have a snack). My one true hope for Civil War is that the post-credits scene is a musical number.
“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 crowds into theaters May 6, 2016.
(Cap ass twice in one day!)