When it was announced that Captain America 3 would in fact go the route of Civil War route many began to wonder who would be joining the cast since they can’t follow the story completely do to issues with different company’s owning the rights to different Marvel characters. When Chadwick Boseman was cast as Black Panther it was also confirmed he would show up in Cap 3. Kevin Feige opened up on the part he would be playing in the narrative.
“In the case of Civil War, we needed a third party, we needed a character who wasn’t on either Captain America or Iron Man’s side, which is why we went, ‘You know what? We’re doing a Black Panther movie, but it would actually be smart to have him fill this role we need in Civil War and introduce him here first.’ So it always just depends on the story and the way we want to tell the story.”
It is rumored that T’Challa will be going after The Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan, for someone he assassinated in the past. This new information about how Black Panther will be introduced into the story reinforces the idea that he will have his own motives separate from the Avengers and will possibly be the one but that doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t take sides. Black Panther will also be joined by Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
Captain America: Civil War will hit theaters on May 6, 2016.
Ok here’s the good news, all the actors are just fine, they all look like they are just having a blast making this. Here’s the bad news, the movie is just ok. And poor Johnny Depp, he tries so hard for us to like him and he succeeds here all debonair and charm having a wonderful time overacting and over doing his fake British accent. Along for the ride is amazingly sexy wife, Johanna, (Gwyneth Paltrow) womanizing man-servant/bodyguard, Jock, (Paul Bettany) while being pursed by a voluptuous nymphomaniac (Oliva Munn) who’s hot for a stolen painting and a cunning MI-5 agent (Ewan McGregor) who’s hot for his wife.
All sounds good and fun right, well it does but the execution of this confusing and bland plot just isn’t as fun as its talent seems to be having. It’s all sort of been there done that and then you have the jokes. They’re a bunch of bad old British-stereotypes and phrases that have been done so many times you’d swear the screenwriters must have stolen some of Benny Hill’s scripts. And of course what’s any British comedy without a poke or two at America or L.A. to be exact. Of course every woman in L.A. has to come right out of Playboy right? SIGH
And then you have Johnny Depp’s mustache. Ok, ok, for the love of it all ok, we get it that’s funny, the first time, the second time it’s cute, the third time it’s……PLEASE MOVE ON!!! And of course the lovely Mrs. Paltrow, who I won’t lie I love, but here is reduced to making a vomit joke because of the mustache. How the mighty have fallen, Mrs. Paltrow has gone from “Sliding Doors,” “Seven,” & “Shakespeare in Love” to making vomit jokes. She better get Mr. Downey back for another “Ironman” before it’s too late!
But again it’s not the talent, Depp, Paltrow, Bettany, McGregor and Munn are all appearing to have a wonderful time adlibbing and goofing off as they go along. Just too bad they can’t do it in a better film. To think Mr. Depp after this has down three bad movies in a row! Poor guy.
By: Jason Greathouse
2 out of 5 stars