In The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hawkeye tells Scarlet Witch that as soon as she enters the battle against the robot army in Sokovia that she would become an Avenger. This turned out to be a very true statement, as the end of the film reveals her as one of the brand new members of the superhero team, fighting alongside Captain America, Black Widow, Falcon, Vision, War Machine and Vision.
But while it sounds like Scarlet Witch and the rest of her teammates might be a part of the big international incident that gets everyone talking about Superhero Registration, how she will fit into the plot of Captain America: Civil War beyond that is currently a mystery. It is worth noting that has held a deep hatred for Tony Stark in her heart since childhood, and while her feelings may have subsided during the fight against Ultron, the debate over registration could easily bring that conflict back.
Hawkeye a.k.a. Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) sadly got left out of all the fun in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but that will not wind up being the case for Captain America: Civil War. Renner began hinting months ago at the possibility that he could wind up with a supporting role in the 2016 movie, and he has since confirmed that he will be a part of the event film. How exactly he will be roped into the battle is unclear at this point, however, given the fact that he basically retired to be a family man at the end of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Like Black Widow, Hawkeye is another instance where it’s not necessarily clear from the outset where his feelings may lie when it comes to the Superhero Registration Act. Jeremy Renner has gone on record saying that his character really isn’t much of a team player, so maybe he actually winds up staying neutral in the whole mess – or possibly winds up swapping sides during the story.
With no Ant-Man 2 scheduled as part of Marvel Studios’ Phase Three plans, there were many who were worried that Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang might not actually show up in a follow-up to his solo film until The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. As it turns out, he will actually be one of the few Marvel heroes who have appeared in two Marvel Studios films in a row.
Now that Ant-Man has been confirmed for Captain America: Civil War, it will definitely be interesting to see how the events of his solo movie later this year wind up influencing the events. Will the film be more like Guardians of the Galaxy and operate on its own, or can we expect it to make some monumental changes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we’ll see results of in Joe and Anthony Russo’s film? We’re excited to find out either way.
By the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Crossbones a.k.a. Brock Rumlow (Frank Grillo) is in seriously bad shape. While the Hydra agent did actually manage to survive a building falling on top of him, he was also shown to be extremely badly wounded, and had burns and blood covering all of his exposed skin. Presumably, by the time Captain America: Civil War rolls around, he will be back on his feet and ready to bring the fight to Cap, Falcon, and any other hero that gets in his way.
Admittedly, Crossbones has not yet been 100 percent confirmed to appear in Captain America: Civil War, but it makes all the sense in the world that he would show up. Otherwise, why go through the trouble of showing that he survived the last movie? It’s also worth mentioning that the character plays a very important role in the events right after Civil War in the comics
We still have no idea where Red Skull is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having been teleported to god-knows-where at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, but Captain America: Civil War will see another one of Cap’s greatest foes head to the big screen.
In November 2011, it was revealed that Inglourious Basterds actor Daniel Bruhl had joined the cast of the blockbuster, and while his part in the movie wasn’t immediately revealed, it’s since been confirmed that he will be playing the purple-masked menace known as Baron Zemo. It’s unclear at this point how the character will be presented on screen physically, and we don’t know how he will fit into the plot, but we’re very excited to see how it all comes together. The official plot synopsis for the film does hint that there is a "nefarious" villain in the mix, and it’s been widely assumed that this is a reference to Zemo.
General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross
Of all the actors who showed up in The Incredible Hulk, Robert Downey Jr. is the only one who has actually had a second appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – but Captain America: Civil War will finally be ending that pattern. William Hurt, who portrayed antagonist General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross in the Hulk solo film, is now set to return in the 2016 Russo brothers movie.
At this time, there is no real information regarding the role that Ross will be playing in the events of Captain America: Civil War, but it’s not exactly hard to see how he might fit in. After all, he is closely associated with the government and has shown himself to have a bit of a chip on his shoulder where super-powered people are concerned. It wouldn’t be shocking at all if he winds up standing right alongside Tony Stark announcing the Superhero Registration Act.
With Captain America, Falcon, Winter Soldier, and Black Widow set to come back, you didn’t really think that Captain America: Civil War would leave behind Sharon Carter a.k.a. Agent 13, did you? The Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the character, portrayed by Emily VanCamp, made her first appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it’s been confirmed that she will be back for the 2016 sequel as well.
Given the final scene of Winter Soldier, it’s entirely possible that Captain America could wind up in a romantic relationship with Sharon in the upcoming sequel – though it might just be a touch odd given that she is related to Cap’s lost love Peggy Carter. Beyond that, however, there’s also a good chance that she will find herself brought into the action as well, as we last saw her getting recruited for a gig at the CIA.
This one is definitely more speculation than fact at the moment, but it appears that Martin Freeman – best known for his parts in geek-friendly titles like Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, The Hobbit, and Sherlock - might be signed on to play Everett Ross: a United States government agent working for the state department who is best known as a liaison to the secret African nation of Wakanda.
At this point, the character hasn’t been confirmed, only the fact that the actor will be in Captain America: Civil War, but Ross does make a certain amount of sense as a role for the British star. After all, the plot of the film is expected to feature plenty of government characters, and, as mentioned earlier, it will be the first movie to feature a live-action version of Black Panther, who hails from Wakanda. Still, take this with a grain of salt.