With the highly anticipated release of Avengers: Age of Ultron just around the corner, it’s almost hard to believe that shooting for Captain America: Civil War is already set to get under way.
Casting calls for extras have reportedly gone out in Atlanta with a shoot date listed as April 1st– exactly one month before the release of Age of Ultron. Filming could begin earlier than that date, of course, but so far there’s been no word otherwise.
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, who directed Captain America: Winter Soldier, will be returning to helm Civil War.
It’s speculated that the events of Age of Ultron will heavily influence the plot of Civil War. It was recently learned that Daniel Brühl will be playing Baron Zemo in Civil War, and that a lot of major events in Age of Ultron will lead to get to this point.
Robert Downy Jr. recently spoke on the conflicts that will arise and ultimately lead to the Avengers team’s fallout, further signaling that the Civil War film will follow pretty closely to the events of the comic series it is adapted from:
“It’s natural to change your views…The main thing to me is, what sort of incident could occur, and what sort of framework could we find Tony in? The clues about where we might find him next are in Ultron. But what would it take for Tony to completely turn around everything he’s stood for? Joss brings this up all the time. It’s kind of weird that these guys would have all these throw downs all over planet Earth and yet when the movie’s over, nobody minds. What would the American government do if this were real? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Tony doing something you wouldn’t imagine?”
A short synopsis for the film also went out with the casting notice:
“Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.”
Captain America: Civil War will land in theaters May 6, 2016.