Paul Rudds Ant-Man confirmed for Captain America: Civil War

Marvel has confirmed the official cast list for Captain America: Civil War, with the big news being the inclusion of Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man. The news comes as production gets officially underway on the new film, which has also unveiled an official synopsis.

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off,” reads the official blurb, “as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.”

Interestingly, the press release also mentions the inclusion of William Hurt’s General Thaddeus Ross, which will mark the first time there has been any cast crossover between The Incredible Hulk and the rest of the MCU. Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk is not in the cast list, but clearly the big guy will still loom large over proceedings.

The list of confirmed players reads as follows:

• Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
• Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
• Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
• Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
• Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon
• Paul Bettany as The Vision
• Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
• Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine
• Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
• Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man
• Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther
• Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13
• Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones
• William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross

Martin Freeman and Daniel Bruhl are also on the roster, although their character identities have yet to be officially confirmed. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film will open in the UK on 29 April 2016 and the US on 6 May 2016.

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