With the exception of some recent Ant-Man news, things have been pretty quiet on the Marvel front, that was until last week, when Anthony Mackie confirmed what many had suspected for some time, Captain America: Civil War will be filmed in Atlanta this spring.
The actor told B96 Chicago, “We start shooting in April so, it’s gonna be a lot of flying and fighting for about five months… and I’m not mad at all.”
He also let it slip that, in addition to Atlanta, Captain America: Civil War will be filmed in Puerto Rico and Berlin.
Along with Mackie, the movie has an all-star cast including Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and Daniel Bruhl in a yet-to-be-announced role. The film will introduce the major comic book arc in which Captain America and Iron Man clash over superhero rights, leading up to Avengers: Infinity War.
Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen recently talked about their feelings toward the new storyline.
“There’s a depth of myth [to the Civil War storyline],” said McFeely. “People asked this earlier at our other panel, why now? Why are comic books so prevalent? Why are these movies doing so well? In some ways, we’ve become a genre that you can do well now given the world of computers and perhaps it’s also just a time in the sun. You went to the movies in the 50’s and 60’s you went to a western. So at this point, you’re going to a superhero movie. It’s taking over that same black hat, white hat myth-making surface. I don’t have a much smarter answer than that.”
Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2016.