Last week, Avengers: Age of Ultron dominated the box office with an incredible $187.7 million domestic opening. The movie is expected to finish the weekend passing the $800 million mark worldwide. The Marvel movies as a whole have always brought in big numbers for the box office. Some of the standalone movies earn more than others for example neither Captain America or Thor have yet to pass any of the Iron Man movies at the domestic box office.
This is due to Iron Man being the poster-boy for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This can be attributed to Robert Downey Jr’s performance combined with the fact that Iron Man draws in a worldwide audience that neither Captain America or any other other Avengers have been able to grasp.
Next Summer, Captain America: Civil War will start the Summer Blockbuster season on May 6th. This will be the third film in the Captain America trilogy though what will make Captain America: Civil War stand out is that it won’t just feature Captain America but feature a large number of other characters from the Marvel Universe. Captain America: Civil War is looking like another Avengers movie with its line-up including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and more. Check out the complete list below.
Chris Evans – Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson – Black Widow
Paul Bettany – The Vision
Jeremy Renner – Hawkeye
Elizabeth Olsen – Scarlet Witch
Don Cheadle – War Machine
With the large cast revealed from Marvel which includes multiple members of the Avengers, Captain America: Civil War is looking more like Avengers 2.5. Speculations around Civil War has the movie set to feature Captain America against Iron Man which starts the era of the new Avengers.
Chris Evans – Captain America
Sebastian Stan – Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie – Falcon
Emily VanChamp – Agent 13
Frank Grillo – Crossbones
Captain America: Civil War is still a Captain America film and will feature returning cast members from Captain America: Winter Soldier including antagonists, Winter Soldier and Crossbones. As well as Falcon and Agent 13 will return. Falcon was present in Avengers: Age of Ultron though his role wasn’t as prominent as it was in Captain America: Winter Soldier.
Newbies & Surprises
Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther
Daniel Bruhl – TBA
William Hurt – General Thaddeus
Martin Freeman – TBA
TBA – Spider-Man
Paul Rudd – Ant-Man
Next year we will also get to see the next line-up of Marvel super-heroes before their standalone films including Black Panther and Spider-Man. Daniel Bruhl is set to play the main antagonist in the film, Martin Freeman’s role has yet to be announced. A big surprise would be William Hurt returning to play General Thaddeus, his last film was “The Incredible Hulk” in 2008 which was Hulk’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain America: Civil War is set to release next year on May 6th, 2016.