In just over one month, Captain America: Civil War will kick off both the summer movie season, and Marvel's Phase Three lineup when it hits theaters on May 6. To get fans ready for this highly-anticipated release, Flickplex has uncovered a new TV spot which teases an epic fight between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). We also have word from Variety that Captain America: Civil War has been confirmed for release in China.
The report reveals that Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo will appear at a promotional event in Beijing on April 19, where the Chinese release date will be officially announced. Variety's sources claim that the movie will make its Chinese debut on May 6, the same date this superhero movie will debut in North America. Stars Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie will also be on hand for the Chinese event.
China has grown significantly over the past few years to become one of the world's biggest international markets. Back in 2014, Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuted with a $38.8 million opening weekend, en route to $116 million in the country. The country only allows a handful of American movies to debut each year, and each film must be approved by a censorship board. It isn't known if the movie will be altered in any way for its Chinese release.
Marvel's Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Team Iron Man includes Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Vision (Paul Bettany), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and the new character T'challa (Chadwick Boseman), who will make his debut in this movie before starring in Black Panther, set for release on February 16, 2018. Team Cap includes Captain America (Chris Evans), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Marvel's Captain America: Civil War also stars Frank Grillo as Crossbones, William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross, Daniel Brühl as the villainous Baron Zemo and Tom Holland as Spider-Man. Take a look at the new TV spot below, and stay tuned for more on Captain America: Civil War.