Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Holland, Daniel Bruhl, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd
Director: Anthony & Joe Russo
Release Date: April 29, 2016
Daniel Bruhl, who plays Baron Zemo in Captain America: Civil War, joked during an interview last year that the film’s budget was so enormous that you could make 20 movies with it. Considering that Avengers: Age Of Ultron cost almost $300 million to make, it wouldn’t be a giant leap to think that Civil War, which is gearing up to be a much bigger spectacle, racked up a $350-400 million bill. Even for a movie that is sure to be a guaranteed hit, that’s still a big enough bet to make anyone sweat. Well, Disney, you don’t need to sweat any more.
Coming in at a run-time of 2h 26 min, Civil War will be Marvel’s longest movie to date (the average movie clocks in at about 130 minutes). And after soaking in this trailer, I couldn’t be happier with the bonus time.
So, after Disney builds a new bank for all the money that they’ll make from this, which movies come next? Doctor Strange is due to hit screens in November this year; in 2017 we’ll get Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, a Spider-Man reboot starring Tom Holland, and Thor: Ragnarok; Black Panther,Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Ant-Manand The Wasp are due in 2018; and, finally, in 2019 when the robots have taken over, we’ll be able to finally see Captain Marvel,Avengers: Infinity War Part II and theInhumans.
And after that? Chances are that the Infinity War movies will act as a natural pivot to reboot everything, so expect all new actors and storylines.
Drop This Fact: The 12 movies in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe have grossed a combined $9 billion worldwide.