What You Need To Know Before Watching Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War, the third film in the Captain America films is in theaters now.  Based on the beloved Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans  as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan  as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Don Cheadle  as Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine, Clint Barton/Hawkeye as T’Challa/Black Panther and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/ Scarlet Witch.


To bring “Captain America: Civil War” to the big screen, the filmmakers had to figure out which Avengers would side with Team Cap and which ones would ally with Team Iron Man. After careful consideration, the filmmakers decided on a split of characters that would find Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, Hawkeye, Ant-Ma and Scarlet Witch following Captain America, with Black Widow, War Machine, Vision and Black Panther following Tony Stark.


The two camps led by Steve Rogers who wants to safeguard humanity without government interference and Tony Stark who defends the governments oversight.   One of the characters doesn’t support either side because they has his own agenda.  Advanced technology and costumes bring the characters and storyline to life.



Captain American features the most advanced technology, including a car driven by TChalla/Black Panther created by Audi.  The car has all the latest technology that has never been put into production.

Captain American took place all over the world with filming in Germany, Austria, Iceland, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Brazil and the United Kingdom during the film’s production schedule.  One of the scenes was film in Atlanta and recreated

When a wire rig could not be used, Paul Bettany used an AirBoard to float around as the Vision. The AirBoard is pressure-plated with the toes and the heel, so it mimics a hover board and can go up to 12 miles per hour. It took Bettany only a few minutes to learn how to use the AirBoard and it definitely helped to frame the character’s intangible floating



A new Super Hero is introduced in “Captain America: Civil War”—T’Challa, the Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman. The Black Panther costume incorporates a panther, cat-like vibe with African aspects in the embellishments. With minimalist shoes that add a stealth element and root the costume to the ground, it also has a ninja feel.


Hawkeye returns with new weapons, including a collapsible baton for close-in fighting. His iconic bow has undergone some modifications as well. It is now left-handed for the actor, lighter in weight and easier to handle. He also sports a different look, with a fullsleeved jacket instead of a vest, as well as a return to the more traditional purple color.


Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, played by Frank Grillo, has new jackhammer-type gauntlets that amplify the power of his punches. Anthony Mackie is very happy with the upgrades to his Falcon suit. He feels much more like an Avenger now that his suit is more high-tech and streamlined, not to mention his favorite part—some flashy red on the wings. With Scarlet Witch now a full-fledged Avenger, Elizabeth’s Olsen’s costume received an upgrade equal to her new status. She now has a leather Super Hero outfit with a coat designed with movement in mind. Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man suit is streamlined and looks more high-tech to fit the times. The helmet no longer has cables that snap into the back of it and antennas shoot up from the bottom. The regulator also has no dial on it.


Movie Trailer


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: