‘Captain America: Civil War’: Official plot synopsis and full cast revealed

Superhero sequel started shooting yesterday (May 7) in Atlanta, Georgia

Marvel shared an official plot synopsis and confirmed cast details for Captain America: Civil War as the superhero sequel went into production yesterday (May 7).

Chris Evans’ Captain America will be joined in his third standalone movie by Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany’s The Vision and Don Cheadle’s War Machine, as well as by Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, Frank Grillo’s Crossbones and Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter.

After making his debut in this summer’s Ant-Man, set for release on July 17, Paul Rudd will appear as Scott Lang/Ant-Man alongside members of The Avengers for the first time in Captain America: Civil War. Chadwick Boseman, the star of last year’s James Brown biopic Get On Up, will also appear in Captain America: Civil War as another iconic superhero, Black Panther.

Meanwhile, Rush/Inglourious Basterds actor Daniel Brühl will play a super-villain called Baron Nemo, William Hurt reprises his role as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross from 2008’s The Incredible Hulk and Sherlock‘s Martin Freeman has been cast in a currently unspecified role.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo started shooting the sequel yesterday in Atlanta, Georgia. Locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland will also be used, Marvel revealed. Captain America: Civil War is set for release on May 6, 2016.

Marvel’s official plot synopsis teases: “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.”

Following the landmark deal between Marvel and Sony Pictures in February, Spider-Man is set to appear in a Marvel movie for the first time, and it is widely expected that the webslinger will make his Marvel debut in Captain America: Civil War, though this was not confirmed by Marvel yesterday.