With the Age of Ultron having come and gone, all eyes have switched to Phase 3 and beyond - of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - commencing this Summer, with Ant-Man. Of course though, it's next year's Captain America: Civil War that has everyone's attention and the full cast and synopsis have been revealed.

Marvel have, this evening, revealed that principal photography on the film has commenced today, in Pinewood Studios, in Atlanta, Georgia. Shooting on the film has begun there and will also take place at undisclosed locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland. Of course, as we know, Civil War will pick up from where Age of Ultron left off - which also saw a whole new Avengers roster take shape. A press release from Marvel and Disney has unveiled the film's full, official synopsis and it puts some better light on the premise of the sequel.

Here's the film's official synopsis:
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.”

As well as that, the press statement also revealed the full cast lineup for the film and, it's basically The Avengers 2.5 - utterly packed with immense talent and huge characters. The majority of the names that popped up were expected - due to prior announcements and rumours - but one of the biggest surprises has to be the incluPaul Rudd's name. The actor will make his debut into the MCU, later this year, with Ant-Man but is also set to star in Civil War next May. Obviously, the events of Ant-Man will have a drastic effect in setting the stage further for the highly anticipated blockbuster.

The other day, it was announced that The Hobbit Trilogy star Martin Freeman would be joining the ensemble too but his role was unspecified. Unfortunately, the press release doesn't shed any light on what his role could be. However, recent rumours have suggested that he could be playing Everett Ross; a U.S government agent that gets assigned to Wakanda (home of the Black Panther, who's also going to make his debut in Civil War).


Daniel Brühl's role was also confirmed to be that of Captain America big-bad Baron Zemo and Frank Grillo's Rumlow has also be listed under the moniker of Crossbones so we may have two big villains thrown into the mix here too - on top of the whole Rogers vs. Stark scenario. It's also great to see that Emily VanCamp will be making a return as Agent 13 and it's very intriguing indeed to see the presence of William Hurt - who played General Ross in 2008's The Incredible Hulk - on the list. I wonder what he's doing there. Could it be something related to Banner?


Here's the full cast list:

·         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. 

·         Paul Bettany as The Vision. 

·         Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye. 

·         Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine. 

·         Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. 

·         Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man. 

·         Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther.

·         Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13. 

·         Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo. 

·         Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones.

·         William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross. 

·         Martin Freeman in unspecified role.

With The Winter Soldier directors returning to helm and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johannson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul BettanyJeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman and so many more, Captain America: Civil War will open in cinemas on May 6th, 2016.

Finally, here's the full press release, from Marvel, below:
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (May 7, 2015) – Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on “Captain America: Civil War,” the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. The production will shoot on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production, as well as locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland. 
Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Community”) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The Winter Solider,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”). The film returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as The Vision, Jeremy Renner (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “The Avengers”) as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Godzilla”) as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. 
After his debut in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man,” ”Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”) will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in “Captain America: Civil War.” 
The film also includes outstanding additional cast, including Chadwick Boseman (“42,” “Get on Up”) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Revenge”) as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Bourne Ultimatum”), Frank Grillo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Warrior”) as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt (“A History of Violence,” Marvel’s “The Incredible Hulk”) as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”).“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. 
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. 
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s creative team also includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Elysium”), production designer Owen Paterson (“Godzilla,” “Matrix”), and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”). 
Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1941, “Captain America: Civil War ” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the upcoming release schedule, which includes Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” on November 4, 2016, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” on May 5, 2017, and Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” on November 3, 2017.

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Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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