'Captain America: Civil War' Will Bring In Ant-Man And a Surprising 'Incredible Hulk' Actor

'Captain America: Civil War' Will Bring In Ant-Man And a Surprising 'Incredible Hulk' Actor

May 07, 2015

Captain America Civil War concept art

Everyone expects the Avengers movies to be the biggest of the Marvel bunch, but it's quite possible that Captain America: Civil War may end up being an even bigger movie than Age of Ultron. At least it looks that way if we're going off the cast list alone.

The movie, which brings back Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo, began filming today in Atlanta, Georgia and to celebrate Disney sent out a full cast list. We already knew a lot of the names on it, but there's one in particular that stands out: William Hurt as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, who hasn't been mentioned in the nine movies since The Incredible Hulk.

If you don't recognize that name it's probably because The Incredible Hulk was made by Universal, not Disney. Sure, it's officially part of Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it's often overlooked and rarely referenced, particularly because Marvel left that movie's Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) behind. And as was recently revealed, the reason Disney hasn't made a solo Hulk movie yet is because Universal actually still has a license on the property, so it would seem they're loaning General Thaddeus out for the time being.

And since bringing in characters from other movies seems to be the name of the game for Civil War, here's who else you can expect:

Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther
Paul Rudd as Ant-Man
Chris Evans as Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
Anthony Mackie as Falcon
Paul Bettany as The Vision
Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye
Don Cheadle as War Machine
Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13
Frank Grillo as Crossbones
Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo
Martin Freeman as a mystery character

Here's the official synopsis:

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain."

You'll notice that there's no mention of Spider-Man anywhere in there. Disney and Sony confirmed he will appear in a Disney movie before he gets his own standalone movie, and the timeline would be perfect for a Civil War appearance, so don't take his absence as sign that fell through. Chances are the studio is just waiting for a splashier way to announce Spidey's casting.

 

 

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