Yesterday we talked about a rumor that the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel could be called Guardians 3000. That rumor came about thanks to the folks over at Bleeding Cool. It’s a pretty intriguing rumor, especially since it’s the only sequel Marvel has yet to assign a subtitle to, so it seems entirely plausible. But that isn’t the only rumor to come out concerning Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Forewarning: There are some potential spoilers below. If you don’t want to be spoiled on what’s coming up in Phase Three, I’d suggest you stop reading now!
Jo Blo posted a bunch of spoilers for what’s coming up after Avengers: Age of Ultron. They posted a small bit about Ant-Man, and how there will be two big fight sequences between Ant-Man and Yellowjacket: one of which takes place inside of a briefcase, and the other which occurs in Cassie’s room and features Thomas the Train. (As featured in the second trailer here. They also state that while Evangeline Lilly will become The Wasp, we will not see that occur in Ant-Man.
And while their Ant-Man teases are fun, and they should help to get fans even more excited for the upcoming July release, the more interesting part of their article concerned the spoilers they revealed for some of the films that’ll be in Phase Three.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
Captain America: Civil War is expected to start filming in approximately two weeks. As of the time of this post, Marvel has not confirmed the full cast for the film. They have confirmed Falcon, Iron Man, Black Panther, Winter Soldier, and Black Widow, and it’s pretty much a given that Spider-Man will make his MCU debut in the film, but who else is set to appear?
Here’s what Jo Blo had to say:
Pretty much every Avengers character that DOESN’T have their own franchise is going to appear in CIVIL WAR. Some we already know about, including Cap (obviously), Winter Soldier, Falcon, Black Panther, Black Widow, Iron Man, and Hawkeye. We can also confirm the recently rumored Scarlet Witch, as well as The Vision, War Machine, and even Ant-Man. The non-hero villains are, as already confirmed, Baron Zemo and Crossbones. Now, our source also indicated that this roster has some wiggle room, so there’s always the chance that a few may be shuffled out at some point, but right now this IS the plan. As for Spider-Man; Marvel is playing it close to the chest, so there’s no info on how he’s involved…yet. In terms of who’s facing off with who: So far it looks like Cap, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Falcon vs. Iron Man, War Machine, The Vision, and Ant-Man, with the Scarlet Witch and Black Panther somewhere in the mix. Oh, and expect to see Ant-Man take on the Giant-Man form in battle. How cool will that be, eh?
Now, again, Marvel has yet to confirm any of this, but Kevin Feige did hint that Scarlet Witch would be appearing in Civil War, and Frank Grillo confirmed he’d be back. Not to mention that the trades pretty much confirmed Jeremy Renner would be in Civil War when they announced his casting in another film. So this cast list seems incredibly probable.
Along with the cast list, they were also able to obtain some information regarding the costumes. As expected, Falcon will be getting a new costume in Civil War and it’ll be closer to his comic counterpart’s costume as far as the colors are concerned. They’ve also stated that Captain America’s costume won’t change much from Avengers: Age of Ultron, and that the Winter Soldier’s costume would remain the same. And for those curious as to what Crossbones will look like this time around, they have some pretty cool news regarding his costume:
The Falcon will, in fact, be getting a costume upgrade for CIVIL WAR, which will be a modified version of his WINTER SOLDIER suit, but with grey and red colors, as per his comic origins. Captain America will be carrying over a slightly modified version of his AGE OF ULTRON suit, and so far The Winter Soldier will look very much as he did before, long hair and all. The coolest costume news is for Crossbones. Many of us are dying to see ol’ Brock Rumlow in his trademark get-up and that will indeed happen. He’s described as “messier” and the skull imagery on the suit is described as “graffiti-esque.” And yes, he does indeed wear the skull mask that covers his entire face, which is said to be a hybrid mask/helmet. Think Army of Two.
If you’ve been curious how Marvel plans to adapt Civil War, considering they can’t exactly take the story straight from the comics due to legal issues along with continuity issues doing so would raise within the MCU, Jo Blo has a breakdown of how the story will work in the film.
In Mark Millar‘s Civil War story the catalyst that sets off the “Civil War” is when the New Warriors destroy several city blocks in an attempt to apprehend a supervillain, causing the deaths of more than 600 civilians, prompting the Superhero Registration Act, which requires all superpowered beings to register with the government, reveal thier secret identities, and receive “proper” training and operate under the employ of S.H.I.E.L.D. Obviously, this has to be changed for the MCU version, and this is the basic premise; Instead of the New Warriors being the catalyst for the Superhero Registration Act, it will be Crossbones (in costume) who will be the catalyst that kicks off the film, instigating an attack that causes much death and destruction, causing the government to step in and put out the Superhero Registration Act.
The other element that will be a key focus is The Winter Soldier, whose existence is the big question as he has the ability to be a hero, but has also been a villain. This causes the main rift between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, as the disagreement leads them to opposing sides. The main thrust, as in the comics, looks to be “if there is a threat – should The Avengers show up, is it their place to do so, and what gives them the authority to do so?”
Now, the entire Winter Soldier element here isn’t too surprising given that fans have been speculating this would be the case since Civil War was announced back in October, but Crossbones’ involvement in kicking off the storyline is new information.
Another thing of note: When all of the trades started reporting that Spider-Man would make his MCU debut in Civil War, there was some concern from fans that this would take away screen-time from Black Panther (who will be played by Chadwick Boseman). According to Jo Blo, however, Black Panther’s role in Civil War is significant and he will have his own agenda in the film, so those concerns seem to be unfounded.
There are few things we know about Doctor Strange. We know that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing the titular role. We know that Scott Derrickson is directing the film. We know that Jon Spaihts has written the screenplay. And we know that it starts filming in November. That’s about it. (Chiwetel Ejiofor is rumored to be in the film, but this has yet to be confirmed by Marvel.) Thankfully, they were able to get some information regarding his costume, the villains in the film, and the locations that’ll be on display.
Doc Strange and the Classic Costume:
Yep, DOCTOR STRANGE will be wearing the traditional outfit from the comics, complete with the red cape (albeit with a much smaller collar) and blue outfit. He will also have a vest of some sort, but either way will be going for an MCU version of the classic costume, which should be a relief for those that feared Marvel may not adhere to the traditional look.
Doc Strange villains:
As has been reported before via Latino Review, the main villains of the film will be Dormammu and Baron Mordo. Dormammu will also be leading an army of zealots, which is most likely the Mindless Ones that have already been rumored as well. They are described as looking humanoid but made out of stone and cut into tiny layers. Consider this another log on that already burning fire of info.
Doc Strange locales:
The look and design of Doctor Strange is said to be on a whole other visual level, with plenty of use of astral projections and levitation, etc. Much of the action will take place “between dimensions” with lots of wild “Inception-like visuals.” Ultimately, what you’d hope and expect to see in a Doc Strange flick.
What do you think? Does this excite you?
Source: Jo Blo.