Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans appeared at Marvel's live event to confirm the title and reveal the logo for 'Captain America: Civil War'.
It was revealed earlier in the month that Robert Downey Jr. will be co-starring in Captain America 3, which will introduce the popular Civil War comic book story line into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, at an epic Hollywood event, Marvel has confirmed the title Captain America: Civil War and the participation of Robert Downey Jr.
Kevin Feige teased that the title was actually Captain America: Serpent Society at the start of the event, and didn't clarify it was a joke until the official logo was later revealed.
Both Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans took the stage at the El Capitan theater to usher in the official announcment. It was also revealed that Chadwick Boseman will be joining the sequel, and will be seen in his full Black Panther costume before he debuts in his own solo movie, which will be released November 3, 2017.
Captain America: Civil War will pit Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man/Tony Stark against Chris Evans' Captain America/Steve Rogers, as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with super-human abilities to register themselves with the U.S. government, and agree to serve as part of a new police force. Stark supports the program, but Rogers does not, believing that it threatens the civil liberties of U.S. citizens. Rogers and others opposing the act are forced to go on the run. This story will also enable Stark to be a villain, of sorts, with his views going against the rest of his Avengers teammates.
Production is set to begin in the spring of 2015, with a May 6, 2016 release date already slated for the sequel.
Captain America: Civil War comes to theaters May 6th, 2016 and stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Frank Grillo. The film is directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.