With just a little over a month and a half to go before Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters, and Ant-Man currently in post production, Marvel is setting its sights on the first film in its Phase 3 lineup, Captain America: Civil War. With production ramping up shortly, a casting notice has been going around Atlanta, where the film is shooting beginning April 1, 2015, looking for extras. Within the notice also lies the first synopsis for the film, which Collider managed to get their hands on.
According to Collider, the synopsis for Captain America: Civil War, and really shows the stake of decay in the MCU following Age of Ultron:
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.
That sounds exactly what we’ve been expecting from the film, with The Avengers split down the middle when the government begins to attempt regulating super humans in the world. Of course, the two sides belong to Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, with heroes choosing sides in a battle that could change everything forever, leaving even more lasting repercussions on the MCU.
Robert Downey, Jr. talked a bit about this in a recent interview with Empire, echoing what we’re hearing here:
“It’s natural to change your views…The main thing to me is, what sort of incident could occur, and what sort of framework could we find Tony in? The clues about where we might find him next are in Ultron. But what would it take for Tony to completely turn around everything he’s stood for? Joss brings this up all the time. It’s kind of weird that these guys would have all these throw downs all over planet Earth and yet when the movie’s over, nobody minds. What would the American government do if this were real? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Tony doing something you wouldn’t imagine?”
He’s not wrong, and it would be very interesting to see how the governments of the world would handle superheroes in the real world, and if, or even how, they tried to regulate them. The fact that The Russo Bros. are attempting to tackle that in Captain America: Civil War is going to be quite interesting, and I’m very curious to see how it plays out on the big screen. Even more interesting is if it’ll lead to one of Marvel Comics’ biggest turning points in the comic, and how it’ll effect the MCU if it does.
Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Daniel Brühl, and Jeremy Renner star in Captain America: Civil War, which opens May 6, 2016.