1. Captain America: Civil War is an upcoming American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
2. It is intended to be the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
3. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast that includes Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, and William Hurt. In Captain America: Civil War, Captain America and the Avengers continue to protect the world, but the team becomes fractured into two opposing factions, one led by Captain America and another by Iron Man, after extensive collateral damage prompts politicians to pass an act regulating superhuman activity with government oversight and accountability for the Avengers.
4. Development of Captain America: Civil War started in late 2013 when Markus and McFeely began writing the screenplay, which borrows concepts from the 2006 comic book limited series Civil War by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven.
5. The Russo brothers were brought back on board in early 2014 after positive reactions to test screenings of The Winter Soldier.
6. The film’s title was revealed in October 2014 and Downey was added to the cast, with additional cast members joining the film in the following months.
7. The film began principal photography in April 2015 in Metro Atlanta before concluding in Germany in August 2015.
8. Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to be released on May 6, 2016, in 3D and IMAX 3D.
9. The plot: One year after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, prompting politicians to form a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to call in the Avengers, which results in the fracturing of the team into two opposing factions–one led by Steve Rogers who wishes to operate without regulation, and the other led by Tony Stark who supports government oversight–while they attempt to protect the world from a new enemy.
10. Henry Jackman, the composer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will return to score the sequel.
11. Jackman noted that the industrial elements of the track “The Winter Soldier” from the previous film’s soundtrack was a good indication of what the soundtrack to Civil War would sound like, though he cautioned it was “just a jumping off point since the Russos are looking for something new — similar with a twist.”
12. In an interview, Daniel Brühl said this movie’s budget was so huge that you could make 20 films from it.
13. In the film, the Falcon (Sam Wilson) utilizes a falcon drone called Redwing. In the mainstream Marvel comics, Redwing was an actual falcon, which was Sam Wilson’s pet.
14. Chris Evans has stated that this film will set up Avengers: Infinity War – Part I (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War – Part II (2019).
15. Hugo Weaving confirmed he does not know if he is set to return as The Red Skull in this or any other Marvel Studios film. Weaving has previously expressed no interest in returning to the role, citing the extensive makeup requirements as a deterrent, but is under contract to appear two more times.
16. Tom Holland is the youngest person to portray Spider-Man/Peter Parker on screen at 19 years old.
17. Features the first live-action appearance of the Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, who will later feature in his own solo movie in February 2018.
18. Mark Ruffalo was spotted on the set of the film, thus sparking rumors of a potential Hulk appearance in the film.
19. Daredevil’s appearance hasn’t been confirmed or denied yet. Charlie Cox (Daredevil) said he would be pleased to take part in Civil War, but it remains uncertain as the movie has already started filming.
20. In an interview, Jeremy Renner said this movie will be like an Avengers movie due to a lot of characters involvement.
21. Marvel initially wanted to hire Robert Downey Jr.’s reprisal of Tony Stark as a small role, with just three weeks of work. However Downey wanted a larger role, which would lead to a bigger payday. Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter was furious over the request, prompting him to order the screenwriters to write Stark out of the story completely. When the deal seemed like it was off the table, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige pushed to hire Downey, citing that his casting in the film could leave the door open for sequels, new franchises, and dramatic possibilities within the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Civil War could drive future storylines for these films. As a result with Downey’s casting, the actor received a substantial payout that includes a backend participation deal and another payout if the film’s box office gross succeeds “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.
22. The finalists for the Spider-Man role would do separate screen tests with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. with the intent of seeing the chemistry fit the best with both Evans and Downey.
23. Captain America, Hawkeye, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Iron-Man, War Machine, Vision, Black Widow, Spider-Man and Black Panther are confirmed to appear. It is unknown if Hank Pym, Wasp, Daredevil, Red Skull, Hulk, and Red Hulk will, but Ruffalo was seen on the set of the film.
24. Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans describe the dynamic between Iron Man/Tony Stark and Captain America/Steve Rogers as a marriage: “We love each other, but it’s explosive. You’re working toward the same goal but you have very different approaches to it. It’s blurry and that’s what makes it great: no one’s right, no one’s wrong. It’s going to make it even harder for them to come to an agreement.”
25. Anthony Mackie described the film as “The Avengers: Part 2.5.”
26. General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross (William Hurt) will return in this movie, marking his first MCU appearance in 8 years (The Incredible Hulk (2008)). Also, he is the only cast member, (besides Robert Downey Jr. – who appeared in an uncredited scene) to return from The Incredible Hulk (2008). It is yet unknown whether or not he will become Red Hulk in this movie however.
27. Ragnarok or Thor’s Clone was an integral part of Civil War in the comics but will not be in the movie. However Vision will be in the movie, a similar concept who’s also a robot like Thor’s clone and is also worthy to wield Thor’s hammer.
28. The filmmakers describe Barnes as a divided character: “He’s not Bucky Barnes anymore, he’s not the Winter Soldier anymore; he’s something in between. There’s a part of his personality that was under mind control, and he murdered a lot of people. So he’s got a very complicated history. Who is that person? How does that character move forward?”
29. Co-director Joe Russo said that “the most powerful shot of the film” was Steve Rogers stopping a helicopter from taking off with his bare hands. The shot was even featured in the first teaser trailer for the film. Russo said Chris Evans worked very hard in the gym to physically embody the character because they wanted to test the limit’s of Steve’s physical strength. About the shot itself he noted, “On set we had Chris straining against a crane holding the helicopter to get this fantastic shot of his muscles bulging and you can feel the energy and determination as he tries to stop it.”
30. This movie was announced, along with eight others, at a special Marvel event that laid out the franchises plans all the way up to 2019. Initially, the title was revealed to be ‘Captain America: Serpent Society’, but this was later reneged within the same event as weeks of rumours and leaks were confirmed and it was officially titled ‘Captain America: Civil War’. According to Kevin Feige , the ruse was because “…we [didn’t want to] blow our wad on the presentation with Civil War right at the front of it.”
31. According to the Russo brothers, the title for this movie has been in existence for over a decade.
32. The filmmakers describe betrayal as a crucial theme in the film: “We didn’t want the movie to be just about politics and people arguing about platitudes.The final act is built around a personal act between Tony and Steve.”
33. When the production of the film wrapped up, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie raced each other while in their super hero suits.
34. This movie is the thirteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the first being Iron Man (2008).
35. Daredevil is rumored to join Captain America’s team.
36. Teams were initially rumored to be Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Ant-Man. Iron Man’s rumored side included himself, War Machine, Vision, Black Widow and Spider-Man. Teams now confirmed are Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Agent 13, Hawkeye and Ant-Man. Iron Man’s confirmed side includes himself, War Machine, Vision, Black Widow and Black Panther.
37. Since the announcement of the title, there has been a meme about the film featuring Steve Rogers and Tony Stark arguing over random topics followed by the the film’s title reveal.
38. On October 13, 2014, it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. will be joining the cast of this film, and that it will follow the Civil War storyline.
39. The events of this movie will touch upon themes of liberty, moral responsibility, and civil order, with well-intentioned superhero characters finding themselves upon different sides.
40. This will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie where Robert Downey Jr. was credited but not top billed.
41. The Black Panther costume is a combination of a practical costume and visual effects.
42. Spider-Man has more than just a cameo appearance he will be in 2 or 3 fight scenes and a scene talking to Iron Man and a scene talking to Captain America.
43. Chad L. Coleman was considered for the role of Black Panther.
44. Hulk was initially inserted into the script, but was later removed.
45. Andrew Garfield has been dropped from the role of Spider-Man as they start a new franchise starring 19 year-old Tom Holland as the new Peter Parker.
46. The movie will have two spin off films, Untitled Spider-Man Reboot (2017) and Black Panther (2018).
47. Hayley Atwell doesn’t appear in the film as Peggy Carter.
48. This will be the first theatrically released film featuring Spider-Man where the special effects for the character are not being produced by another company affiliated with Sony, the rights holder to Spider-Man. Industrial Light & Magic, which handles much of the special effects for the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series, will be producing the special effects.
49. This is the first film featuring General Thaddeus Ross without Bruce Banner/Hulk.
50. Robert Downey Jr.’s other recurring role is Sherlock Holmes. Cast member Martin Freeman plays Doctor Watson on ‘Sherlock (2010)(TV)’. Freeman co stars with Benedict Cumberbatch who shares the role of Sherlock will play Doctor Strange in future films.
51. The Marvel video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009) was also based on the Civil War comic.
52. Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Rudd have both worked with previous Spider-Man portrayer, Tobey Maguire. Rudd appeared with him in The Cider House Rules (1999) while Downey worked with him in Wonder Boys (2000) and a short scene at the beginning of Tropic Thunder. Wonder Boys also featured Michael Douglas, who played Dr. Pym in Ant-Man (2015).