Hey, remember that nerdy article I posted a few days ago about large format cameras and stuff and how The Russo brothers would be using Arri’s new digital IMAX camera to shoot a few sequences for Captain America: Civil War? Well, that footage must look pretty damn good, because they’re gonna use those cameras to shoot ALL of Infinity War. That’s no small feat, as they’ll have to storyboard and frame every shot to work in the taller IMAX aspect ratio and the wider aspect ratios we see projected on normal screens.
Speaking of Captain America: Civil War, today is the film’s first day of production! A press release from Marvel gives us a new synopsis and a surprisingly large cast breakdown. First, the 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.
We all know that Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. will be returning as their respective Avengers, but let’s take a look at what the rest of the cast will be:
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes
Anthony Mackie as The Falcon
Paul Bettany as The Vision
Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye
Don Cheadle as War Machine
Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch
Paul Rudd as Ant-Man
Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo
Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
Emily Vancamp as Sharon Carter
Frank Grillo as Crossbones
William Hurt as Thunderbolt Ross
Martin Freeman as ????
This movie already sounds exhausting, but wait — there’s more. Earlier today someone on 4chan claimed to know the entire plot of Civil War, so they posted a complete breakdown of all the plot beats. I won’t post it here, because there’s a huge chance that this breakdown is just well thought-out fanfiction. If it’s real, then it’s a huge blow for Marvel, and I don’t want to traffic in leaks and spoilers like that.
Thanks to Nooj on the forums for sending in the IMAX stuff!