Marvel Studios will once again kick off the summer movie season this year with another one of their explosive sequels, Captain America: Civil War, which also marks the beginning of Marvel Phase 3 when it hits theaters on May 6. With less thana week left until this superhero adventure breaks bank at the box office, Marvel has debuted over 100 new photos, giving us a fresh look at the all-new Avengers line-up that includes Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Vision & Scarlet Witch and The Flacon. Unlike other MCU movies, these heroes' biggest enemy will be each other they take sides in an impossible war.
Steve Rogers leads a newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. The action is set in the aftermath of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Following another incident involving the Avengers that 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 characters T'challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland). 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). Captain America: Civil War also stars Frank Grillo as Crossbones and William Hurt, reprising his role from The Incredible Hulk as Thaddeus Ross.
Captain America: Civil War will kick off the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three, which will be followed by Doctor Strange on November 4, 2016). Next up will be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5, 2017), followed by Spider-Man (July 7, 2017), Thor: Ragnarok (November 3, 2017), Black Panther (February 16, 2018), Avengers: Infinity War Part I (May 4, 2018), Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6, 2018), Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019) and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II (May 3, 2019). The studio recently pushed Inhumans out of its July 12, 2019 release date, which was originally slated to be the last Phase Three movie, but the project doesn't have a new release date at this time.
We reported earlier this week that Captain America: Civil War is on track to take in between $175 million and $200 million in its opening weekend, so stay tuned to see if this superhero adventure manages to beat those expectations. It's also worth noting that Deadpool was tracking between $45 and $50 million before it opened with a record-breaking $132.4 million debut, the highest ever for an R-rated movie. While we wait for more on Captain America: Civil War, check out these latest photos and all-new Avengers.