Although some fans haven't even seen “Avengers: Age of Ultron” yet, most of the super-powered team is already back to work filming the next Marvel blockbuster, “Captain America: Civil War.” Newly leaked photos from the Atlanta set may give fans a new look at the fictional country of Wakanda.
The set photos, posted below, were shared by @ATLWOOD411 on Twitter, a page dedicated to posting news and candid photos from filming locations in Atlanta. In them, we see a few images that look like a makeshift shantytown that is reportedly being used in the filming of the third “Captain America” film.
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According to ComicBook.com, which has its own images of the shantytown, many believe that this is our first look at the fictional African city of Wakanda, from the Marvel comics universe. Those who have already seen “Avengers: Age of Ultron” [SPOILER ALERT] will note that country is the same place the Avengers tracked the villainous A.I. (James Spader) to in the film – you know, after he chopped the arm off Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis), which then escalated into the infamous Hulkbuster fight scene.
Fans of the comic book will note that this is the home country of T’Challa, better known as Black Panther. Marvel revealed in October that Chadwick Boseman would bring the iconic African hero to life in a standalone movie in 2018. However, before then he’ll be introduced in “Civil War,” meaning another visit to Wakanda isn’t out of the question in the upcoming film.
It’s worth mentioning that just because the shantytown looks like what we saw in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what directors Joe and Anthony Russo have planned for the sets above. After all, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the studio is apparently also using the city as a stand-in for London.
“Captain America: Civil War” will act more as a sequel to “Avengers: Age of Ultron” than to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Based on one of Marvel Comics' most controversial storylines, the film will pit Captain America (Chris Evans) against Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) over the concept of superhuman registration.
The film promises to be packed with even more superheroes than “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” with Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Agent Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany) and War Machine (Don Cheadle) signed on to appear. In addition, many believe that Marvel will seize th opportunity to introduce Spider-Man to the Cinematic Universe.
“Captain America: Civil War” is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.