It was announced today by Disney and Marvel that Captain America: Civil War has officially begun shooting at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with the official synopsis, the full cast was revealed. And it certainly contained some surprises. While quite a few cast members had been confirmed leading up to today's announcement, we finally have official word that some other familiar faces will also be joining the Avengers for the first time.
The most notable cast addition in Captain America: Civil War is that of Paul Rudd, who will make his debut in Marvel's Ant-Man on July 17, 2015. Scott Lang will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers in 2016. Also coming as somewhat of a surprise is the inclusion of William Hurt as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross. William Hurt made his debut as Ross in 2008's The Incredible Hulk. In the comics, he becomes Red Hulk, but it isn't known if that will happen in Captain America: Civil War.
The rest of the cast includes 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. Also appearing in the film are Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones and Martin Freeman.
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. It isn't known yet how Ant-Man will tie into the storyline, or if he will become an official member of The Avengers.