Opening: “Captain America: Civil War” (5/6/2016)

Logo - Captain America Civil War - 2016

It’s time to get excited about the superhero film stuff once again because Phase 3 of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe begins here with the opening of “Captain America: Civil War”. After the massive amount of mixed opinion that DC’s Extended Universe found with “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” I can honestly say that I am so looking forward to this live-action adventure. Check out the official poster and the premise along with the main cast and then I will return with some thoughts.

Poster - Captain America Civil War - 2016

The Premise:
One year after the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, another international incident involving the Avengers resulting in collateral damage occurs, prompting politicians to form a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to call in the team. When Steve Rogers attempts to protect his friend Bucky Barnes from this act, he is brought into conflict with Tony Stark. This results in the fracturing of the Avengers into two opposing factions—one led by Rogers, who wishes to operate without regulation, and the other by Stark, who supports government oversight—while the world is threatened by a new enemy. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast:
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
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
Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther
Paul Bettany as Vision
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man/Giant-Man
Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13
Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones
William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross
Daniel Brühl as Helmut Zemo
John Slattery reprises his role as Howard Stark
Martin Freeman is introduced as Everett Ross
Alfre Woodard, who portrays Mariah Dillard
Marisa Tomei appears as May Parker
Hope Davis and Jim Rash are cast in undisclosed roles
Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance
John Kani appears as T’Chaka, father of T’Challa

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told the Captain America offerings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been great so far and from the looks at the trailers that I shared HERE and HERE, this film looks to surpass them all on the awesome level. I should say that while I am more of a Marvel Comics fan I didn’t discount the DC film offerings but will admit that they have a LOT of ground to catch up on if they want to establish a proper live action universe like Marvel is doing. I’ll be aiming at avoiding spoilers for the next few days since I cannot catch the film until Monday but three days should be easy to do that since I have a lot on my plate. Will you readers be checking out this film in the theaters or waiting until its on DVD? Let me know in the comments section below and oh yeah before I forget to tell you. Tomorrow is “Free Comic Book Day” so get to your local comic book shop and enjoy some freebies but don’t forget to bring some money along to take part in the sales as well. Ciao for now.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_America%3A_Civil_War

Below you’ll find the collected editions from “Civil War” Marvel Comics series spanning event that inspired the film. There will be some differences of course but if you want to build up your library on the comics side, these will help out.

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