Here’s a roundup of all things ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ courtesy of Empire Magazine. New subscribers cover, stills, Martin Freeman’s role revealed, and more.
Here’s the subscribers Civil War cover:
Empire has released our first official look at Crossbones, played by Frank Grillo, a new look at Wanda Maximoff aka the Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen and an official still of the previously seen image featuring Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. facing off.
Martin Freeman’s role revealed:
Martin Freeman’s mystery character has finally been revealed. After months of rumors and speculation, Empire has confirmed that Freeman will be playing Everett Ross. Ross is “traditionally the US government’s man in Wakanda. It’s a role that obviously brings Freeman into Black Panther’s (Chadwick Boseman) world and makes Freeman a safe bet to be get a broader role in the standalone Black Panther movie. In Civil War he’s part of the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre.”
In the new still, seen above, “shows Freeman’s Ross and Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter – Steve Rogers’ former neighbour – in action. Note the German SWAT team backing them up. Co-director Joe Russo is promising that the return to Germany will bring Chris Evans’ Rogers “full circle”, sending him back to where it all began in a way that will no doubt be emotionally challenging for Cap. As if tackling Tony Stark and his team won’t be tough enough.”
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts confirmed:
Pepper Potts is back! Empire revealed that Gwyneth Paltrow, who took part in reshoots earlier this year, will reunite with Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark) in Civil War. According to the Russo brothers, Pepper will play a small but key role.
According to the Russo brothers, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ will have a “very dramatic” and “controversial” ending. Director Joe Russo on Civil War. “The consequences of Civil War will have an even more significant impact [than The Winter Soldier]. In Civil War, we’re going to change the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Psychology, and it’s an extreme shift. Winter Soldier was a political thriller; this is a psychological thriller.”
Here’s what co-writer Stephen McFeely had to say, “We’ve written three movies about a pretty stoic guy, and now we get to write for all the gang. But Civil War was a walk in the park compared to these other two. We’re writing scenes for characters that haven’t been cast yet…”
The connection for all three of their Marvel films:, “We wanted Winter Soldier, Civil War, and the Infinity War films to have a strong through line. We look at this movie as setting the stage for Infinity War, how it starts and what condition everybody is in.”
Chadwick Boseman on T’Challa:
Chadwick Boseman sheds some light on why the Black Panther doesn’t choose anyone’s side. “It’s my political mission to tame it and get it under control,” he says of the conflict between The Avengers. “T’Challa is a prince of Wakanda. All heroes have a weight on their shoulders, but there will eventually be a difference in what I have to carry politically and socially.”
Refusing to reveal if T’Challa has undergone the magical process which gives him superhuman powers, Boseman did weigh in on his take on the prince and his accent for T’Challa. “The idea of Wakanda is sort of, what if Timbuktu hasn’t been conquered? I basically listened to people and picked what sounded cool, since it’s not a specific place. It’s in the southern, central part of Africa. The attitude, the musicality, as is my preference of the character. It has to fit his dignity.”
The Russo brothers also weighed in, saying, “He’s an emblem and a representative of his country in the way that Captain America is, but in a different way too. Cap is an everyman who became elevated because of his virtues and Panther is a prince. So it’s an interesting contrast.”
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Stars: Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Daniel Brühl as Baron von Zemo, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, and Martin Freeman who is rumored to be playing Everett K. Ross.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ opens in theaters May 6, 2016.
[Via Empire, CBM and What Culture]