Avenger fans may be bummed that they have to wait until 2018 for the next movie, but Marvel is throwing us all a bone. It’s been reported that the Avengers will make an appearance in next year’s Captain America: Civil War.
Civil War, which will be heavily influenced by the events of Age of Ultron, will feature one of the most famous comic book story arcs. The governments of the world pass a law in order to regulate all superhuman activity, and force all super-powered beings to make themselves known and report to S.H.I.E.L.D. If the film is true to the comics, than Iron Man will support the law, while Captain America opposes, causing the Avengers to split into two factors, and Captain and his crew going on the run.
So who can you expect to see in the movie in addition to Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and Chris Evans as Captain America? Some other Avengers like, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, Paul Bettany’s Vision, Don Cheadle’s War Machine, and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, which is the team at the end of Age of Ultron.
Hawkeye, portrayed by Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, and even Paul Rudd’s Ant Man will appear. Debuting as T’Challa, the Black Panther, is Chadwick Boseman. Also reprising her Winter Soldier role as Sharon Carter is Emily Vancamp, Frank Grillo returns as Brock Rumlow, and William Hurt will return for the first time as The Incredible Hulk’s Thunderbolt Ross.
Who’s missing from Marvel’s press release? Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo are also missing, but based on Ultron it would make sense.
Civil War will have Joe and Anthony Russo directing the screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the same creative team behind The Winter Soldier. THe movie is set for release May 6, 2016.