Marvel Shows Off “Doctor Strange” and “Captain America: Civil War” at D23


by Justin Cook

Today at Disney’s D23 Expo, the “Worlds, Galaxies and Universes: Live Action at the Walt Disney Studios” panel was held, where two of the studio’s biggest upcoming projects were shown off: Doctor Strange and Captain America: Civil War.

Starting off with Doctor Strange, although no footage was shown of the film, Marvel did treat the audience to concept art. The art was reportedly reminiscent of Inception, showing floating cars, wild-looking buildings and more psychedelic imagery. The final shot showed Stephen Strange doing energy blasts out of his hands. 

Benedict Cumberbatch, who couldn’t attend the panel, sent in a video greeting in which he said to expect “girls, cars, explosions and a bit of astral projecting into multiple dimensions” from the film. 

It was also confirmed that Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Baron Mordo) will definitely be starring in the film alongside Cumberbatch. 

Doctor Strange will hit theaters on November 4, 2016.

On the other hand, the crowd did get to see footage from Captain America: Civil WarIn the footage, Chris Evan’s Captain America, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow are all seen targeting Frank Grillo’s Crossbones. Crossbones taunts Captain America by saying, “You know, he remembered you. Your pal, your buddy, your Bucky.” The footage also confirmed that Bucky Barnes will remember Steve Rogers in the film.

Willian Hurt’s Thunderbolt Ross, from The Incredible Hulk, makes an appearance as well, and talks to Captain America about how he should be seen as a hero, but some would look at him as a “vigilante.”

Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark is present in the clip, saying to Steve Rogers, “Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth.”

Other shots show Martin Freeman, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Paul Bettany’s Vision, as well as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye fighting one another.

Lastly, Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang (Ant-Man) pops up at the end of the footage and cracks a joke to Captain America, saying, “I know you know a lot of super people, so thanks for thinking of me.”

Captain America: Civil War is slated for a May 6, 2016 release.

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