by Justin Cook
While Captain America: Civil War isn’t an Avengers film, it certainly has assembled a cast that resembles one. Today, Marvel released the full cast list for the upcoming film, which includes many actors from previous Marvel Cinematic Universe films, as well as newcomers to the franchise as well.
Recently confirmed additions to the cast include Paul Rudd as Ant-Man/Scott Lang, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Paul Bettany as Vision and Emily van Camp as Agent 13/Sharon Tate. Rudd will be making his MCU debut in this summer’s Ant-Man, Hurt appeared as his character in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, Bettany recently starred in Avengers: Age of Ultron and van Camp showed up as Agent 13 in last year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
They are joining a cast with such MCU regulars as Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Don Cheadle, Sebastian Stan and Frank Grillo, and newcomers Martin Freeman, Chadwick Boseman and Daniel Bruhl.
Joe and Anthony Russo will be returning from The Winter Soldier to direct, while Captain America series writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have penned the film’s screenplay.
Principle photography for the film has begun at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The film will also shoot in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland, and is set to be released into theaters on May 6, 2016.
Marvel also released the film’s official plot synopsis. See it below:
“Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) 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.”