With the Atlanta, GA set of “Captain America: Civil War” filming mostly in an outdoor shantytown, Marvel fans stalking the set have been snapping production photos left and right. The latest ushers in the arrival of one gigantic hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and one not-so-gigantic hero.
That’s right, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) have finally made their way to the set of the upcoming film. After leaks showed the arrival of Crossbones, a fight scene and a funeral, the set has been metaphorically bleeding pictures that are enough to make any MCU fan squeal. While neither Rudd nor Downey Jr. were suited up as their respective characters in the below photos, it’s certainly fun to see Ant-Man standing next to Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and dreaming of the possibilities that lie therein.
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As previously reported, following his upcoming debut in “Ant-Man” on July 17, Marvel Studios is wasting no time bringing Paul Rudd’s character, Scott Lang, into the Avengers mix. Lang will play a friend to Hank Pym (Michael Douglass), who many comic book fans will recognize as the original Ant-Man. In the film, Rudd steals a special suit that allows him to shrink his body down to the size of an ant, giving him super strength and the ability to control real ants with his mind.
Meanwhile, it was revealed in October that Robert Downey Jr. would join the cast of the third “Captain America” standalone film to bring the iconic comic book storyline “Civil War” to life. In it, Iron Man leads a force of pro superhuman registration forces against Captain America (Chris Evans) and his band of rebels. After an international incident involving Cap’s new team of Avengers, the government no longer wants superheroes to operate without supervision or regulation. The resulting battle between friends ended up being one of the biggest events in the history of Marvel comics.
Together they’ll join Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Falcon, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Agent Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Vision (Paul Bettany) in the biggest superhero teamup since "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
According to ComicBookMovie, today is reportedly the final day that the film will be shooting in the shantytown, which many believe is meant to replicate the fictional African nation of Wakanda, seen in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” As a result, it’s possible that this endless source of leaked set photos might dry up in the next 24 hours. Until then, fans can satiate their thirst for more “Civil War” spoilers with the above images before the film finally hits theaters on May 6, 2016.