Join Oli and… not Luke?! for the weirdest Scooperhero News yet (this is what happens when Oli is left by himself)), for a run down of the week’s biggest superhero news – including details on the original cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the latest piece of Justice League casting, what will the X-Men do post-Apocalypse?, Kevin Feige teasing Marvel’s Phase IV, and Oli’s spoiler-free mini-review of Captain America: Civil War (which you can check out in written form beneath the video)…
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR SPOILER-FREE MINI-REVIEW
General Story Overview
If Warner Brothers were naming the movie, it would be called Captain America vs Iron Man: Fall of Avengers.
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is so, so, so, so good you forget that the CGI suit looks a bit hokey.
Best Reluctant Bromance
The Winter Soldier and Falcon have top bants.
The film is serious for hour one, then the funniest comedy you’ll see all year for hour two. Back to serious for the last 30 minutes.
There’s one moment in a car chase scene where I physically punched the air and whispered ‘yes’.
Overall MCU Ranking?
I need to see it another 30 times as soon as possible, but at the moment, this is the joint best Marvel movie so far with Guardians of the Galaxy for me.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Captain America: Civil War is set for release on April 29th 2016 in the UK and May 6th 2016 in the States, with Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) directing a cast that includes Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (The Vision), Don Cheadle (James Rhondes/War Machine), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow/Crossbones), William Hurt (General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) alongside new additions Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl (Rush) as Baron Zemo, Tom Holland (The Impossible) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Martin Freeman (Sherlock) as Everett Ross.