The Avengers are going to war with each other, and now we know who the key players are.
The cast list was announced a few days ago via Marvel.com on which Avengers were set to return in Captain America: Civil War, the third entry in the star spangled Avenger’s film franchise. The official cast members are as follows:
Steve Rogers, Captain America (Chris Evans)
Tony Stark, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)
Natasha Romanoff, Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson)
Clint Barton, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)
Wanda Maximoff, Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)
Vision (Paul Bettany)
Sam Wilson, Falcon (Anthony Mackie)
James Rhodes, War Machine (Don Cheadle)
Bucky Barnes, Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan)
Scott Lang, Ant Man (Paul Rudd)
T’Challa, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)
Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl)
Brock Rumlow, Crossbones (Frank Grillo)
Sharon Carter, Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp)
General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross (William Hurt)
Unknown Role (Martin Freeman)
There are a few interesting things to note about this casting. First of all, a lot of key players are returning from both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers Age of Ultron. From Winter Soldier, we have Mackie, Grillo, VanCamp and Stan returning to reprise their roles, while Johannson, Renner, Olsen, and Bettany will return from their roles in the recently released Age of Ultron. A surprising inclusion is William Hurt returning as General Ross, who hasn’t been in the Marvel universe since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. What he has to do with civil war while Marvel’s green goliath is nowhere to be seen is very interesting, details we’ll probably have to wait until the film is released to find out.
Likewise to the returning veterans, however, are a lot of new faces that will most likely add new flair to the MCU. We have Rudd returning as Scott Lang from his upcoming Ant Man film, the first time the small superhero’s inclusion in the MCU was revealed. Bruhl is set to portray the maniacal Nazi scientist Baron Zemo, a character he revealed a few weeks back. And most exciting is Boseman coming in as Wakanda’s leader the Black Panther, officially making his debut before the release of his solo film in 2018.
Two of the most peculiar things on this casting list: the inclusion of Martin Freeman, and the exclusion of one specific new avenger. The Hobbit actor was announced a few days ago to be a part of the film, but the character he will portray has not yet been announced. Most interesting is the absence of one web-slinging wall crawler, the amazing Spider-man himself. We already know he’s slated to appear in the MCU since Marvel announced that the character will be rebooted for their universe, and it was heavily rumored that he would make his debut in Captain America: Civil War. Yet, he’s not on the cast list. Does that mean he’s not in the movie? That he’ll make his debut in his solo film of 2017? Or has the actor just not been decided yet and he will be announced at a later date? Questions, questions, questions.
What do you guys think? Are you satisfied with the current Avengers, or are you wondering where Spider-man is like I am? Comment below, let me know.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: Marvel.com, Screenrant