You probably already know this but Captain America: Civil War is going to be kind of a big deal. Not only is it the third solo Captain America movie, and based on one of the most popular comic-book series of the modern era, it will also star Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and a host of other big name Marvel Characters. This definitely includes Jeremy Renner, who has been talking about his forthcoming plans for shooting Hawkeye’s parts in the 2016 blockbuster.
Renner recently participated in a casual discussion with Uproxx ahead of Avengers: Age Of Ultron’s release when the topic of Captain America: Civil War was broached. Really opening up about the role for the first time, the actor cagily revealed when he will be working on the film. After being asked when he needs to turn up on set to start shooting, Renner remarked,
They start shooting soon, yeah. I start toward the beginning of it. That’s going to be a giant movie, Civil War, man.
Renner’s declaration that Civil War is going to be a mammoth film led his interviewer to suggest, "It’s almost another Avengers." And Renner wasn’t going to pass up an opportunity to ratchet the reputation of the film up a notch as he proclaimed, "Kind of, yeah. A little bit. A little bit." Okay, so his comments hardly reinforced Uproxx’s assumption, but that comparison is legitimate because Captain America: Civil War will be jam-packed with stellar superheroes vying for screen-time.
The confirmed participants in Captain America: Civil War so far include Chris Evans’ titular shield-bearing hero, Robert Downey, Jr’s Iron Man, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier, Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow, Renner’s Hawkeye, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl’s Helmut Zemo, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, and Frank Grillo’s Crossbones.
Meanwhile it’s been heavily suggested that whoever ends up playing Spider-Man in Marvel and Sony’s joint reboot of the character will debut in Captain America: Civil War, while Paul Rudd has also made it clear that he’d be very happy to be considered for the blockbuster. In fact, at this point, I can’t rule out that I won’t somehow appear in Captain America: Civil War. Sure, it would be a turn-up for the books, but stranger things have happened. Actually, no they haven’t.
Marvel’s focus is seamlessly going to turn to Captain America: Civil War in the next few months after Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Ant-Man are released. Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s Anthony and Joe Russo are returning to direct Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus’ script, which must have had Marvel’s stamp of approval months ago because production on the film actually begun in Atlanta earlier today.
Captain America: Civil War will be released on May 6, 2016.