Aside from “Star Wars” and the various Disney animated films, another big reveal at D23 earlier today was first glimpses of both Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War” and “Doctor Strange” films.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s involvement in the cast of “Doctor Strange” which begins production in November and says “It’s going to be as satisfying as any movie made, and as weird as any movie we’ve made.” As there was no actual footage from the film available though, what was shown was a video recorded earlier by Cumberbatch in which promises “Girls, cars, explosions, astral projection into multiple realms. The usual.”
There was also concept art sizzle reel and some artwork which deals with Strange’s origin story as a surgeon who mangles his hands in a car accident, his travels to far off lands, glimpses of him shooting energy balls from his hands, buildings and cars twisting in “Inception”-style ways, and visions of his face looking up at some giant sphere.
The big film of the presentation though was “Captain America Civil War” which has been dubbed the “culmination of everything that has come before”. The project has one week left of filming, but Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie had flown in from Germany to D23 for the event.
A bunch of footage from the film was screened including a scene with Crossbones and Captain America fighting in a crowded foreign market place whilst Black Widow and Falcon lend support. The name ‘Bucky’ gets mentioned by Crossbones at one point.
Then the action shifted to a trailer in which William Hurt’s General Ross says: “The world owed you an unplayable debt. People see you as a hero. There are some who prefer the word vigilante – people are afraid” to which Cap responds: “This job, you try to save as many as we can. Sometimes that doesn’t mean everyone.”
Some more footage from the scene featured during the “Ant-Man” post-credits scene is shown, along with shots of Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and several others along with Iron Man and us hearing Tony Stark saying: “Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth… We have no boundaries. We’re no better than the bad guys” to which Cap responds: “Is that how you see protection.”
Then comes shots of Black Panther, Martin Freeman’s character, Bucky and several others running on an airport runaway, Hawkeye trying to choke Black Widow, and finally an extended scene with “Ant-Man” character Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) meeting Captain America and gushing over him while essentially ignoring Scarlet Witch.
“Captain America: Civil War” opens May 6th 2016. Check out two brief bits of the panel below, but sadly no footage is out officially. A bootleg of the ‘Civil War’ trailer has already leaked.