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Doctor Strange picks a side in the Captain America: Civil War fight

While its directors have assured us that Captain America: Civil War (opens in new tab) is definitely not another Avengers movie (opens in new tab) it has all the hallmarks of one. It boasts a massive cast of iconic Marvel characters and will introduce two newcomers; Spider-Man and Black Panther. So it seems a little.... strange (ahem) that the title character of Marvel's next movie isn't involved. That of course doesn't mean he's not got an opinion on the superhero battle.

As you may know, the movie finds the Avengers split into two camps: Team Cap oppose the Superhuman Registration Act while Team Iron Man support it. To assuage our curiosity, Civil War directors Anthony and Joe Russo hit up Facebook (opens in new tab) to let the world know which side Doctor Strange is on. Here's the GIF that says it all:

There you have it - he's on Team Cap. It's a bit of a surprise either way, really, as in the comics Doctor Strange objects to the fight and chooses to stay out of it. But as we know, the Marvel Cinematic Universe tends to take liberties with its source material so we might see the sorcerer supreme join forces with Cap in a future movie. Avengers: Infinity War perhaps?

Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: Civil War opens in UK cinemas on April 29, 2016 and May 6, 2016 in the US. Doctor Strange opens in UK cinemas on October 28, 2016 before opening in US theatres on November 4, 2016.

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Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.