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'Captain America: Civil War' Avengers Heavy Cast List Revealed

05/08/2015
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(Radio.com) Marvel Entertainment announced that principal photography has begun for next year's Captain America: Civil War. The film will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, who helmed the last Cap movie, Captain America: Winter Soldier. But a brief look at the cast makes it look more like an Avengers flick than one that focuses simply on the team's leader.

Per a press release, Chris Evans will return in the title role, but the film will also feature Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

There will also be a number of other heroes in the film. Sebastian Stan will reprise his role from Captain America: Winter Soldier as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, as will Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon. Don Cheadle will also return as Jim Rhodes/War Machine, which he played in the last two Iron Man films. And [spoiler] both Falcon and War Machine are likely members of the new version of the Avengers.

Paul Rudd, who will debut this summer as the title character in Ant-Man, is set to appear in Captain America: Civil War as well. Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up) will make his debut as T'Challa/Black Panther. Also added to the cast is Martin Freeman, who played Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit films. So if Freeman didn't already have a lifetime pass to Comic Cons, now he does.

Other retiring Marvel characters include Emily VanCamp, returning to her Winter Soldier role as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, William Hurt to his role from The Incredible Hulk as General Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt" Ross.

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