While it’s been pretty easy to guess the broad strokes of Captain America: Civil War, the sequel to both the excellent Winter Soldier and hopefully excellent Age of Ultron, up until now it’s all been assumptions. Now comes word confirming those theories.
Screenrant is reporting that to prepare for a April 1 start date the film is looking for extras in the Atlanta area and is sending out casting notices. Those notices include a plot synopsis. While not the official synopsis that’s sure to come in the next few months, this does give a very good idea of what to expect.
Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.
So… basically it’s the same plot as the comic. Ugh. Is there anyone that really considers Civil War to be a high-point in the Marvel canon? Seriously, the company retconned out almost all of it as soon as they could.
Well, at any rate this is just the most basic way to explain the events of the film as we already know there’s so much else going on. There’s still the resolution of Bucky’s storyline, Frank Grillo’s Crossbones is coming back to hassle our heroes some more and Daniel Bruhl’s Baron Zemo has to get a proper introduction.
All that with a larger cast than the Avengers films. (Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Falcon, Black Panther, Spider-Man and Hawkeye have all been confirmed to appear.) It looks like Marvel saw what they were doing across the street with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and decided to raise them. Remember the two films were, at one point, battling over the same release date.