It might be a huge year for DC with the upcoming releases of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, but Marvel are banking that Captain America: Civil War will take the Marvel Cinematic Universe to new heights. The film is currently in the post-production process and there has been word coming out from various test screenings.
Basically, the test screenings have been met with overwhelming approval. Birth.Movies.Death (via Squareeyed) claim to have heard from five sources that it may well have eclipsed its predecessor, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which tested extremely positive back in 2014.
Of course, this is all extremely exciting news for Marvel fans, it’s important not to read too much into test screening reactions. A majority of the opinions garnered at screenings of this nature are coming from people, like executive producers, who are keen to hype the film as much as possible.
Also, they can be an inaccurate indicator, as Mad Max: Fury Road’s test screenings were mixed – while the film itself turned out to be the best-reviewed film of 2015, earning a handsome 10 Academy Award nominations de boot.
Also, that’s new concept art from the movie… we loved Iron Man’s peaked brow.
Captain America: Civil War opens on May 6th. The film stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, and Paul Rudd.
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.