Earlier today, Jimmy Kimmel announced that Chris Evans (Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) will be appearing on tonight's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with a "big surprise" from Captain America: Civil War. As many assumed, the first trailer was unveiled on the late night show tonight, along with the first poster. If you look closely in some of the action-packed fight scenes, you'll also get the first official glimpse of Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther, who is seen battling with both Cap and The Winter Soldier.
During Marvel's massive press event last October, Black Panther was announced as one of the studio's Phase Three projects, with Chadwick Boseman introduced as T'challa. It was also confirmed that, along with his stand alone adventure Black Panther movie, which hits theaters on February 16, 2018, T'challa will first be seen in Captain America: Civil War. While we didn't know at the time which side Black Panther would be fighting for, promo art revealed in August confirmed that T'challa will be fighting alongside Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).
Iron Man's team also includes War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), while Team Cap includes Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Sharon Carter, a.k.a. Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp). What isn't clear at this time is which side Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) will end up on. 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.
Captain America: Civil War, which arrives in theaters May 6, 2016, is directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). The film brings back Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.
These heroes will be joined by a number of new characters and returning supporting characters as well. The supporting cast also includes Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross and Martin Freeman. 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.
Captain America: Civil War will kick off the Marvel Phase Three slate, which is jam-packed with 10 highly-anticipated movies. Following Captain America: Civil War is Doctor Strange, which is currently in production and set for release on November 4, 2016. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will start filming early next year, arriving in theaters on May 5, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018, followed by Avengers: Infinity War Part I on May 3, 2018 and Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018. Rounding out this Phase is Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019), Avengers: Infinity War - Part II (May 3, 2019) and Inhumans (July 12, 2019). In case you missed it, or want to watch it again, take a look at the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War, and stay tuned for more on this highly-anticipated superhero adventure.