Captain America: Civil War will kick off Marvel's Phase Three lineup, featuring almost all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe characters. The movie comes two years after Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which introduced filmmakers Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, who directed Captain America: Civil War and will next take on Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II. The filmmakers recently appeared at a Cleveland convention over the weekend, where Joe Russo teased a more "aggressive" tone.
"We really did a radical reinterpretation of Captain America in Winter Soldier. We were twice as aggressive in tone and execution on Civil War."
The movie 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.
This adventure splits the main heroes into two distinct groups, Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. Team Cap includes Captain America (Chris Evans), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). 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. Marvel's Captain America: Civil War also stars Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross and Daniel Brühl as the villainous Baron Zemo.
Anthony Russo & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel's Captain America: Civil War opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.
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 is also in production, 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). Take a look at this epic supercut before Captain America: Civil War hits theaters this May.