Captain America: Civil War to feature appearances by Black Panther, Ant-Man, Iron Man and more

captain-america-winter-soldier-movie-poster-imagesCaptain America: Civil War is shaping up to be a mini-Avengers installment, as Variety reports the latest installment of the comic book will feature multiple other heroes, and possibly a battle between ‘Cap’ and Iron Man.

According to the report, Paul Rudd, the star of this summer’s Ant-Man, will appear in the upcoming Captain America sequel. Chadwick Boseman, who will make his first appearance as Marvel character Black Panther, will also join the cast. Captain America: Civil War is also rumored to feature what’s being described as a “throw-down” between Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.

The story centers on Captain America dealing with trouble inside the Avengers after an international incident takes place.

The cast of Captain America: Civil War also includes Emily Van Camp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Martin Freeman in an as-yet-unspecified role. They join Avengers team members Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. Spider-Man is also expected to make an appearance as part of a deal between Marvel and Sony, which will see the character recast and shared between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Sony’s Spider-Man series of films. There will be a standalone Sony film starring Spider-Man released in 2017. There has been no word on whether other Avengers will make an appearance in the next Spider-Man, however.

Principal photography on Captain America: Winter Soldier is currently ongoing at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, with directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the script, based on Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s original comics series.