One of the leaked concept art
One of the leaked concept art

Something is looming on the horizon for Captain America: Civil War.

First, we have news that Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) will join the jam packed casting list for the next Captain America movie. It is not known in what capacity the actor will be in the movie but many are speculating that he will be portraying a politician or someone important enough to be part of the hero registration act which is the core component of the story.

Producer Kevin Feige remarked, “From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in ‘The Office,’ Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us,” he continues, “We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The official synopsis of the movie from Marvel:

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.”

The rumoured Mark 46 suit
The rumoured Mark 46 suit

Second major bit of news is the possible reveal of Tony Stark’s new armour for the movie. Many fans call it the “Bleeding Edge” armor. This version supposedly worn by Tony Stark during the “Heroic Age” of Marvel, series of stories that happens after the crossovers that started the Civil War in the comic story. In the comics, the armour is based on nanobots and is housed inside Tony Stark’s own body instead of external storage like a briefcase etc.

The movie will open on 6 May 2016.

Source: Marvel & Instagram

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