Every Captain America: Civil War Character From Marvel Comics Confirmed so Far
The next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is almost upon us. Opening in theaters on May 6, Captain America: Civil War will be packed with a huge amount of characters from the past Marvel films, along with new ones direct from the comics. Here's every character that's officially confirmed to appear so far.
Played by: Chris Evans
In the movie: It might be Captain America's movie, but he's bringing some friends along with him. In the Civil War film, the world's government wants to oversee and direct the Avengers, which forces a divide among its members.
In the comics: Steve Rogers recently lost his powers (granted to him by the super soldier serum) and reverted to his true age, though he did just get his youthful appearance and abilities back. You can read about that here.
Played by: Robert Downey Jr.
In the movie: Surprisingly, Tony Stark sides with the government. This causes a clash with Captain America.
In the comics: Tony is trying to pick up the pieces in his life and restart his business. He's hired Mary Jane Watson to help him keep his life on track, and he's also leading a team of Avengers.
Played by: Sebastian Stan
In the movie: Bucky was brainwashed and turned into an assassin. In Captain America: Winter Soldier, it appeared he started to break free from the mind control. Steve has been searching for Bucky since the events of the last Captain America film.
In the comics: It was revealed that Nick Fury was Earth's secret defense against cosmic and otherworldly threats. Bucky replaced him and became the "Man on the Wall" because Nick was dying when the Infinity Formula in his body started wearing off. Despite his duties, he's bringing the members of the Thunderbolts back together for a dangerous new mission.
Played by: Scarlett Johansson
In the movie: We saw the close-working relationship between Natasha and Steve in Captain America: Winter Soldier, so it's a little surprising that she's ended up on Tony and the government's side against Cap. It could be due to the fact that she has some skeletons in her past, or perhaps she's working with the government to try to look out for Steve.
In the comics: Black Widow has been forced to go up against S.H.I.E.L.D.
Played by: Anthony Mackie
In the movie: Sam Wilson has been helping Cap in his search for Bucky. Before he was an official member of the Avengers, Sam continued the search while Cap dealt with saving the world. Sam is completely dedicated to Steve and will always have his back.
In the comics: When Steve lost the super soldier serum, Sam stepped up and became the new Captain America. Steve has just regained his youth and strength once again, but this doesn't mean Sam's tenure as Cap is over--we'll now have two Captain Americas.
Played by: Don Cheadle
In the movie: As one of Tony's closest and oldest friends, Rhodey will stick to Tony's side in the upcoming clash. Based on footage released in the trailers, it appears he'll be seriously injured.
In the comics: Rhodey continues fighting bad guys in the War Machine suit. He has met an unstoppable foe in Japan which resulted in Iron Man and Spider-Man teaming up to search for him.
Played by: Jeremy Renner
In the movie: We discovered Clint Barton had a secret family in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Nick Fury helped keep their existence and identity a secret. This could be the main reason Hawkeye would fight against the government having complete control over the Avengers and all their secrets.
In the comics: Hawkeye fights evil with the other Hawkeye, Kate Bishop. He also has a dog.
Played by: Chadwick Boseman
In the movie: Black Panther's nation of Wakanda has been mentioned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before. In Civil War, it's likely the Avengers were involved in an attack that resulted in Wakandan citizens getting injured. This brings T'Challa (the Panther's real name) into the skirmish.
In the comics: In a new series, Black Panther is trying to reestablish his rule in Wakanda. There is some political tension brewing, and he is in search of a missing family member.
Played by: Elizabeth Olsen
In the movie: After her brother sacrificed his life for the Avengers, Wanda joined the team to make amends for her part in assisting Ultron and his mad scheme.
In the comics: Wanda is traveling the world, solving magical crimes and piecing witchcraft back together.
Played by: Paul Bettany
In the movie: Having gained his existence thanks to Tony Stark and Ultron, the former A.I. known as Jarvis has become Vision. Despite his tie to Tony, he stayed with the Avengers when Stark decided to go off on his own. When the confrontation begins, Vision stands by Iron Man.
In the comics: Vision is part of the Avengers with Iron Man, Sam Wilson, and others. He has also created a wife and two children. It's a really dark and bizarre story.
Played by: Paul Rudd
In the movie: We first saw Scott Lang meet (and fight) Sam Wilson in the Ant-Man film. They were able to overlook the misunderstanding, and Sam eventually sought out Scott's help. He's honored that Steve wants him on his side and has no problem becoming a fugitive from the government.
In the comics: Scott has moved to Miami to stay close to his daughter and ex-wife. He's started a private security business but suffered a recent downfall which landed him back in jail.
Played by: Tom Holland
In the movie: Not too much is known about this incarnation of Spider-Man. Somehow Tony Stark has become aware of his existence and recruits him. It's possible Stark had a hand in designing his costume and web-shooters.
In the comics: Spider-Man is the CEO of Parker Industries, a worldwide company with the goal of helping others. "Spider-Man" has also become Parker's bodyguard to help maintain his secret identity.
Played by: Emily VanCamp
In the movie: Sharon was introduced in Winter Soldier when it was revealed she was posting as Steve's neighbor in order to keep an eye on him. When S.H.I.E.L.D. (under the control of HYDRA) went after Steve Rogers, she stood up against them. She appears to be on Stark's side. As a member of the CIA, she may not have too much choice (as seen here), but perhaps she'll switch sides after the fight begins.
In the comics: Sharon and Steve had a long-running on again, off again relationship. She ended up stuck in Dimension Z for several years (because time passed at a faster pace than on Earth). She returned as an elderly lady, just as Steve lost the Super Soldier Serum and became old himself.
Everett K. Ross
Played by: Martin Freeman
In the movie: Ross is the Wakanda liaison.
In the comics: Ross worked for the U.S. State Department and was assigned to T'Challa when he returned to America. This lead to some crazy and dangerous adventures. Ross became an expert on Wakanda relations.
Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
Played by: William Hurt
In the movie: Ross (no relation to Everett) originally dealt with the threat of the Hulk. Now as Secretary of State, he presents the Avengers with the Sokovia Accords--documents that regulate the control of super-powered individuals.
In the comics: Ross has been after Hulk (and Banner) from the beginning. Despite his hatred of Hulk, he becomes a (red) Hulk as well through a series of events. Red Hulk became a member of the Avengers and Thunderbolts. Hulk later went after all gamma-irradiated hulks and "cured" them.
Played by: Frank Grillo
In the movie: Brock Rumlow was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent sent to apprehend Steve Rogers. It was revealed he was loyal to HYDRA. During the final attack, his body was burned but he survived.
In the comics: Crossbones has always been loyal to Red Skull and played a role in the death of Captain America.
Played by: Daniel Brühl
In the movie: Not much is known about Zemo at this point. It appears he won't be wearing his outfit from the comics. He's a mysterious man with the goal of pitting hero against hero for an unknown reason.
In the comics: Zemo has been a long time Captain America villain. He has tried taking over the world several times. Zemo was a member of the Masters of Evil as well as HYDRA.
Played by: John Kani
In the movie: T'Chaka is Black Panther's father and the ruler of Wakanda. Could it be something happens to him which results in T'Challa entering the fight?
In the comics: T'Chaka was murdered by the adventurer Ulysses Klaw in an attempt to steal their Vibranium.
Played by: Marisa Tomei
In the movie: Tomei is listed as appearing. Not much is known about this version. Does she know her nephew is Spider-Man? Would she agree to let him enter a dangerous superhero battle?
In the comics: Aunt May is currently married to J. Jonah Jameson Sr. Her health is pretty good, and Peter doesn't have to constantly worry about making sure she takes her medication.
Voiced by: Kerry Condon
In the movie: With Tony Stark's suit A.I., JARVIS, now reformed as Vision, Tony likely created a new one--his girl Friday.
In the comics: Tony's computer A.I. is a female personality he calls Friday.
We can probably expect some surprises. John Slattery may be reprising his role as Howard Stark, perhaps in a flashback. Of course we can expect Stan Lee to appear as well.