Marvel Studios is getting ready for the studio’s first release of 2016 and the movie that will kickstart the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s highly anticipated Phase Three: Captain America: Civil War. This movie is also the studio’s biggest release to date, not only in terms of main cast members but also in terms of narrative, as it will bring the big battle between Captain America and Iron Man to the big screen.
The last trailer showed new footage – from the epic fight scenes, to Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross introducing the Sokovia Accords, as well as some quick looks at all the superheroes involved – and introduced the audience to the new Spider-Man. General audiences still have to wait a few more weeks to finally watch Civil War, but the cast has already enjoyed a cut of the movie, and some of them are ready to share their thoughts on it.
While promoting the comedy-drama The Bronze, Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier) revealed he has already seen a cut of the movie, and it was so good it kept him on the edge of his seat. Considering that this is coming from someone who took part in the movie and knew what was going to happen, this could say a lot about what Anthony and Joe Russo have done with this movie. Stan told Collider:
“I sat there and basically there was a bowl of candy and fruit and gum in front of me and then there were sparkling waters and I basically sat on the edge of my couch the entire time and ate through the entire bowl of candy. I was overly stimulated with this movie, which I’m so proud to be in because everyone is f—ing awesome in it. Everyone is f—ing fantastic. I walked out of it speechless, and I worked on the movie and I was there! I walked out of there and I had back pain from leaning.”
Civil War will not only cover the Sokovia Accords and its consequences, but also Bucky’s story after being under HYDRA’s control for decades. After all, this is – first and foremost – a Captain America movie, which means it will also focus on Steve Rogers’ reunion with old pal Bucky Barnes and how this affects his relationships with fellow Avengers and his life as a superhero.
There’s no doubt that Anthony and Joe Russo earned a lot of respect from cast members like Stan for their work in Captain America: Winter Soldier, but will audiences be left on the edge of their seats as well? Fortunately we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out.
Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange– November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man – July 28, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018;The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020.