But Tony shows up as a mentor for Tom Holland's new Spider-Man and the kid is enlisted to help diffuse the situation... hopefully without casualties. The film went on to earn $61.2 million on Saturday and $42.4 million on Sunday, for a total opening weekend gross of $179.1 million, the third-highest for a Marvel film and fifth-highest of all time. Rumlow blows himself up, attempting to kill Rogers. There isn't a Robert Downey, Jr. or Chris Evans who has helped create the character[s] so we need to make sure that that template gets adjusted". "[194], With the film seemingly continuing plot threads first introduced in Age of Ultron, Mendelson wondered "to what extent the whole 'Consequences galore!' Here's everything you need to know about the opposing sides of the Civil War. Enraged that Rogers kept this from him, Stark turns on them both, leading to an intense fight, in which Stark destroys Barnes' robotic arm, and Rogers disables Stark's armor. [201], At the 2015 Licensing International Expo, Disney Consumer Products announced that they would partner with licensees including Hasbro, Lego, Funko, Hot Wheels, Rubies, Mad Engine, C-Life, Jay Franco, Global Brand Group, Kellogg's, Hallmark and American Greetings to sell merchandise related to the film;[202] Coca-Cola,[203] Google, Samsung, Wrigley, Harley Davidson, Audi, Synchrony Financial, Pringles, Keebler, Pizza Hut, Pop Secret, Mouser Electronics, and Vivo, among other brands, were also licensees for the film. [121] In March 2015, Jeremy Renner was revealed to be reprising his role as Clint Barton / Hawkeye. Captain America: Civil War - 10 Details Only Hardcore Fans Noticed. There's advanced tech in a futuristic lab where Bucky Barnes is volunteering to be frozen until a cure is found for his brainwashing problems, and outside viewing glass to the exterior there's even a massive Black Panther statue, straight from Marvel Comics. Meanwhile, Helmut Zemo tracks down and kills Barnes' old Hydra handler, stealing a book containing the trigger words that activate Barnes' brainwashing. When Barnes regains his senses, he explains that Zemo is the real Vienna bomber and wanted the location of the Siberian Hydra base, where other brainwashed "Winter Soldiers" are kept in cryogenic stasis. That awkward, voice-cracking, 'hey everyone' was as humble, playing-it-cool and cocky as he should be. The ending of Captain America: Civil War explained. Wakandan vibranium is the “normal” vibranium; if somebody says vibranium out of the blue, they mean Wakandan vibranium. Let’s break down what happens in the post credits scene of Civil War, and what exactly it means! [241], The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 90% approval rating with an average score of 7.7/10, based on 415 reviews. "[252] Andrew O'Hehir writing for Salon said, "Much of Captain America: Civil War is just the laborious working-out of leftover dangling plot elements from Captain America: The Winter Soldier two summers ago. [153] Markus added that as soon as the Hulk joined a side, the fight would be quickly over, saying, "You've got to kind of choose your roster [of characters] depending on what kind of fight you want to have. But who else agrees with Iron Man's position? "[250], Conversely, Stephen Whitty of the New York Daily News said, "Although it's called Captain America: Civil War, the latest Marvel movie is actually a supersized Avengers picture—overstuffed to bursting. [223] Japan saw the film open third with $4.2 million, behind Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare ($5.3 million) and Zootopia ($4.8 million). [213] Internationally, the film opened in 955 IMAX theaters,[214] while South Korea saw Civil War open in an "unprecedented" 1,989 theaters. [63] At the time, Marvel did not confirm his involvement in Civil War,[65][141] due to being contractually obligated not to talk about his inclusion publicly. ", "Breaking Big: Welcome to The Show, Chadwick Boseman", "Black Panther's language: Where Civil War found the words of Wakanda", "Civil War Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky On Returning Spider-Man To His Roots", "Chadwick Boseman Signed For 5 Films As Black Panther, Captain Marvel Bring Diversity To Superhero Slate". [165] The score was released on a soundtrack album by Hollywood Records on May 6, 2016. Anthony stated, "The character was invented for an explicitly political purpose. Why Bucky Can't Be the New Captain America Explained by ‘Avengers ... this will be heavily tied to the movies and will see the return of Danil Bruhl as Baron Zemo from Captain America: Civil War. [184] At The Walt Disney Company's annual shareholder meeting in the Auditorium Theatre in March, CEO Bob Iger presented a clip from the film to "generous applause". Markus and McFeely had been working on the screenplay since late 2013, while the Russo brothers began work in February 2014. When Captain America: Civil War hits theaters at the end of this week, Marvel's two most American superheroes, Iron Man and Captain America, will fight.. Let's break down what happens in the post credits scene of Civil War, and what exactly it means! [197] At the end of the month, Marvel released additional viral marketing videos of WHIH Newsfront, featuring Bibb once again reprising her role as Everhart. [207], Captain America: Civil War premiered at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on April 12, 2016,[195] and was screened at CinemaCon 2016 on April 13. With the authorities quick to fall for Zemo framing him and send out troops with orders to kill, Team Stark was never really an option for Sebastian Stan's hapless hero. [18] Editor Jeffrey Ford, who worked on The Winter Soldier, also signed on for Civil War. Stunts would choreograph the hand-to-hand action while the storyboards would be used for character story moments and previs was used for the big action scenes that involved many digital characters. [63] The Russos discussed this, saying that the various business deals and agreements stemming from the sharing of the character rights, such as on a promotional and commercial level, "were always lagging slightly behind how we were using the character. Creative director Erin Sarofsky noted one of the challenges for Civil War's sequence was "to make it feel like a Captain America title sequence and not an Avengers sequence" given the number of characters in the film. [199][200] On May 2, 2016, Evans, Renner, and executives from Marvel rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange in honor of the film's theatrical release. Of the $179.1 million, $16 million was from IMAX, the second best for an MCU film. [190] The trailer continued to be the top viewed trailer on YouTube and Facebook for three straight weeks according to ZEFR, receiving more than 96 million total views since its release. Stark discovers evidence that Barnes was framed by Zemo and convinces Wilson to give him Rogers' destination. Scarlett Johansson's superspy initially seems a strange person to be putting her trust in the authorities. It is the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Go watch the film first, if you haven't already.). [150][151], Captain America: Civil War was the first film to use IMAX's digital 2D cameras, made in partnership with Arri, which was a customized version of the Arri Alexa 65. In a 17-minute sequence shot completely in IMAX, Iron … It was no great surprise that the military man and Hulk antagonist is on the governmental side of things, although he's more interested in issuing commands that following Iron Man's lead. [111], By October 2014, Robert Downey Jr. had entered final negotiations to reprise his role as Tony Stark / Iron Man in the film. "Worse still ... the destruction caused by superhero fights [should now be] foremost in viewers' heads ... the audience won't be able to enjoy the sight of the Hulk smashing a random minion through a wall without thinking of the property damage and/or whoever was standing on the other side of that wall. [193] Graeme McMillan of The Hollywood Reporter felt that the Spider-Man reveal "alone makes the trailer", describing it as feeling "like the comic book character come to life. "[104] That month, Marvel announced a release date of May 6, 2016,[105] and Trent Opaloch, who was the cinematographer on The Winter Soldier, said he would return for the sequel. "[11] On March 16, 2016, the Russos stated the film was "about a week and a half away from" completion,[159] with Joe adding that the film would have a post-credits scene, with the possibility for two or three total. Because there's a difference between the characters in "Civil War", which was written in 2006, 2007. narrative of Civil War will improve Age of Ultron. [218], Captain America: Civil War was released on 4K UHD Blu-Ray on April 23, 2019. The re-hiring of the directors, three months before the release of Captain America: The Wi… [214] The film stayed at number one in its second weekend, earning $217 million, with existing territories seeing a 55% decline in earnings, while surpassing the entire international earnings of previous Captain America films, along with other MCU films. Whether motivated out of personal loss or job security, the attempt to limit the destructive damange caused by the Avengers only serves to increase the amount of loss of life. Security footage indicates the bomber is Barnes, whom T'Chaka's son, T'Challa, vows to kill. Spoilers! 0. This results in … The MCU doesn't exist [when it was written]. The films of Phase Four will begin with Black Widow (2021) and are set to conclude with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Avengers Endgame: Captain America's ending, explained. Art for each character's perspective is provided by Lee Ferguson, Goran Sudžuka, and Guillermo Mogorron, respectively. Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Development of Civil War began in late 2013 when Markus and McFeely began writing the screenplay, which borrows concepts from the 2006 comic book storyline "Civil War" while also focusing on story and character elements from the previous Captain America films to conclude the trilogy. The rest of the film, such as the characters, story, and tone, would be left open to the Russos' and writers' interpretations. And how do their friends and allies choose between them? As the new secretary of state, he was a major player in organising the Sokovia Accords, not to mention majorly smug about the entire proceedings. He soon finds himself promoted to king when Zemo's bomb kills his father. In one program, Everhart discusses events leading to Captain America: Civil War. Facebook. [55][122] Opaloch noted that there were discussions late in pre-production to shoot the entire film with the Alexa 65 cameras. In 1991, the brainwashed super-soldier James "Bucky" Barnes is dispatched from a Hydra base in Siberia to intercept an automobile carrying a case of super-soldier serum. The first three phases in the franchise are collectively known as "The Infinity Saga". "[131] Moore stated that Fury was not included "because he didn't add anything to the Civil War story they were telling",[82] while Markus stated that they did not want him to choose any particular side because "that's not his place in the universe". [196] Throughout the month, the Russo brothers and the cast promoted the film in Paris, Beijing, Singapore, Berlin and London. [132] On each of the character's ties to the plot, Anthony Russo said that each character was examined on a personal level to see how they would respond to the idea of registration. Wanda Maximoff turns out to be a central figure in the whole affair after her accidental explosion in Lagos provides impetus for getting the Sokovia Accords put into action. The film's Friday gross included $25 million from Thursday previews, the second-highest Thursday preview gross among Marvel films, with $3.1 million of the $25 million coming from IMAX theaters, a new Marvel record. Leading the group of Avengers who disagree with War Machine’s methods could be Falcon (Anthony Mackie). [149], Design firm Sarofsky once again worked on the film's main-on-end title sequence, having done the same for Winter Soldier. [116] However, in February 2015, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios reached a licensing deal for the use of Spider-Man in an MCU film,[117] and reports indicated that the character would indeed appear in Civil War. How Captain America: Civil War sets up Marvel's Phase 3 - from Spider-Man to Black Panther. "[10] Executive producer Nate Moore added that "it felt like it was kind of the right time" to adapt "Civil War" given The Avengers, plus many of the Phase Two films (Thor: The Dark World, The Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Age of Ultron), all dealt with "world-ending experiences. In the aftermath, Stark provides Rhodes with exoskeletal leg braces that allow him to walk again, while Rogers breaks his allies out of the Raft. [206] Written again by Pilgrim, the comic is told from the perspectives of Barnes, Rumlow, and Rogers, showing how each ended up where they begin Civil War. "[245] Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph wrote, "This is the cinematic superhero showdown you've dreamt of since childhood, precisely because that's everything—and all—it wants to be. Finally, we all know from Captain America: Civil War that Black Panther is from Wakanda. [214] For South Korea, the film was the largest non-Korean opening and largest Marvel opening in history. Satisfied that he has avenged his family's deaths in Sokovia from the Avengers' actions by successfully fracturing them, Zemo attempts suicide, but he is stopped by T'Challa and taken to the authorities. [268] In November 2018, Joe Russo said that Evans was "not done yet" with Captain America after Endgame. Mendelson also noted that based on the trailer's content, the film was being "sold as Captain America 3, as opposed to Avengers 2.5 or Iron Man 4," which could help keep the film's box office expectations in check. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the … Ridden with guilt over the death of a young man in Sokovia (see Avengers: Age of Ultron), Tony Stark throws his support behind the Accords, alienating him from Captain America. The crown prince of the fictional and highly-advanced African nation Wakanda is drawn into the action when his country comes out in support of the Sokovia Accords. Originally both Spider-Man and Black Panther were planned to be photographed elements but we ended up almost completely replacing them." Don't blow it off and put it in a little tiny chunk just to put in a little extra filigree on our movie. [208] The film's Southeast Asia premiere was held on April 21 at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore,[209] while the European premiere took place at Vue Cinemas in Westfield London on April 26. Sharon Carter doesn't overtly side with Team Cap during the big showdown – and gets a few punches in when Bucky goes on the rampage – but the intel she gives Steve throughout the movie is invaluable for his side. 3 (2023). [188] According to internet analytics firm ZEFR, the trailer was viewed over 62 million times from YouTube and Facebook over four days, making it the second most viewed trailer at the time, behind the 64.6 million views for the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. 1 Spot For Third Straight Week", "Exclusive: Marvel launches program for girl scientists", "Chris Evans to present Captain America: Civil War sneak peek at MTV Movie Awards", "See the Cast & Crew of Marvel's 'Captain America' Travel the Globe", "WHIH News Returns for Civil War Viral Video! Five winners would attend the world premiere at the Dolby Theatre, and receive a tour of Walt Disney Studios and a $500 saving account from Synchrony Bank, with one grand prize winner receiving an internship at Marvel Studios. Digital Spy participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. [178], On February 4, 2016, Marvel released their own version of the Facebook "#FriendsDay" video for Captain America. Spider-Man's Iron Spider suit was also considered. As much great stuff as that movie has ... [it ultimately shows] the main hero foolishly/recklessly [bring] a world-killing threat to Earth and lots of really bad stuff goes down and yet no one seems to care at the end ... What does it mean if Civil War does retroactively improve Age of Ultron? Still, she is willing to represent the Avengers at the signing of the Accords, although her loyalty to Tony only stretches so far. "[253] While Nicholas Barber of BBC gave the film a generally favorable review, praising both its visuals and action sequences, he criticized the fact that there was "no cogent reason for any of [the Avengers] to be on one side or the other, which is why their inevitable dust-up feels like a game of dodgeball in a school playground. In Captain America: Civil War, disagreement over international oversight of the Avengers fractures the team into two opposing factions—one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark. [220] It became the highest-grossing film of 2016,[221][222] the fourth-highest-grossing superhero film of all time,[223] and the third-highest-grossing film in the U.S. and Canada of 2016, behind Rogue One and Finding Dory. Marvel's ladies kick ass in new Civil War featurette, Ant-Man was meant to be Team Iron Man in Civil War, New Civil War art showcases battle of the superheroes. ILM was primarily responsible for the visual effects during the large-scale fight sequence at the airport, along with creating the digital assets for all of the characters. As an action film, it has its moments, but aside from the big opening sequence—the action scenes are a bit flat. The website's critical consensus reads, "Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes. "[138] Feige also revealed that Hope van Dyne / Wasp was in an original draft of the film, after receiving the Wasp costume at the end of Ant-Man, but was cut because "there are so many characters in Civil War that we didn't want to do her a disservice," saying Marvel was "saving" the character for a better environment to reveal van Dyne in the Wasp costume for the first time and see "her dynamic with Scott [Lang] in a way it could play out". That's what the relationship between Steve and Bucky allowed us to do, to get very personal in terms of why people would lean one way or the other. , the mysteries surrounding the rift in those former BFFs the Avengers have finally come to light. But Tony shows up as a mentor for Tom Holland's new Spider-Man and the kid is enlisted to help diffuse the situation... DIGITAL SPY, PART OF THE HEARST UK ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK. The Russos also said that they would be "bringing some new elements to the table that will give us a twist on Winter Soldier",[110] and indicated that filming was scheduled to begin in Atlanta. [101][102] The re-hiring of the directors, three months before the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, came as a result of Marvel executives being impressed with test screenings of that film. For the climatic fight, one of the challenges for Method was getting the color of Iron Man's suit correct, opting to go with a more "classic Iron Man look versus the really glossy car paint look" that Iron Man had in the previous Avengers films. ", "Kevin Feige on 'Ant-Man' Post-Credits Scenes, 'Spider-Man', Marvel at Disneyland, and More", "Ant-Man post credit scenes revealed – spoilers in here! We wanted to figure out very personal reasons why everyone's relationship to this idea of registration is going to become complicated. So everyone starts killing themselves at this point...we'll be done with the movie in two and a half months. The lead-up to the film's release culminated in a massive online vote across Google, YouTube, and Twitter for either Team Captain America or Team Iron Man. "[168] Jackman also wrote a thriller theme that appears whenever the mystery surrounding Zemo's plan is explored. He also noted the difficulty of the scene, due to it being close to 4,000 frames, and the fact that Downey was moving his head from side to side multiple times. By Hugh Armitage. Captain America: Civil War dissected. Bucky was captured by the evil organization Hydra and weaponized. Overall, Mendelson felt the spot was "only a little less low-key and small(er)-scale as the trailer that debuted in" November 2015, and sold the "real world" aspect "with character drama and mostly real-world action between would-be superheroes. We felt like we had to tell the next step in that story, which is ... what is the world's reaction? [228] BoxOffice called it "the safest box office bet" since Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "[69], After the reveal of the film's full cast, many outlets and fans began referring to the film as "Avengers 2.5 ", given the variety and ensemble nature of the cast, usually reserved for the Avengers films, and the fact that the film no longer felt like a Captain America-centric one, as with The Winter Soldier. "[63] He later explained that he contemplated having the Hulk appear at the very end of the film, but decided against it, feeling that he was over-stuffing the film with characters, adding, "[The Hulk] has clearly gone somewhere at the end of [Age of] Ultron, and that's a story. Staff - November 29, 2020. Everyone is very happy with where the movie was. Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) will reunite in "Avengers: Infinity War" for the first time since they fought in "Captain America: Civil War." VFX supervisor Russell Earl, stated that the 20-minute scene grew to be an almost fully digital sequence explaining, "We ultimately ended up replacing 99% of everything that was shot with the actors being lifted from the background. 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