Details Surface On Black Panther & Upgraded Costumes On ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Captain America: Civil War has been in production for a little over a month and multiple set images have been leaked, but the latest details that have surfaced give fans hints at what to expect in next year’s blockbuster.

According to a report from a new list of details about Captain America: Civil War has surfaced including a description of what Black Panther will be doing in the film as well as the apparent costume changes for several of the main heroes.


Do not read further if you want to avoid potential spoilers for the film.

It has been reported that Black Panther will be on Tony Stark’s side for a large portion of the film that eventually leads to a battle with Captain America. In JoBlo’s article it states that:

Black Panther will be on a mission of his own that has nothing to do with the Rogers/Stark squabble (with speculation that he could be hunting The Winter Soldier on his own for any number of reasons). However, it appears that Black Panther will stand more on the side of Stark than Rogers (at least in the beginning), which will feature a showdown between both characters.  Panther’s costume will be shrouded in Vibranium (the same material that Cap’s shield is made from), which is also the key resource in his homeland of Wakanda (as it is in the comics and most recently noted in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON). In the showdown between Cap and Panther we’ll see him scratching Cap’s shield easily and his prowess will prove to be a viable threat to Rogers. It is speculated that Stark needs Black Panther to help take Cap down. In addition to Black Panther’s sleek costume, we’ll also see a sleek Panther jet of some type, which we’re told looks very “Stark-like” in its technical buildout.

In addition we got some more information on Hawkeye and Ant-Man’s appearance in the film:

Hawkeye has been slowly morphing from his Ultimate version to the Marvel 616 (RIP) version, and will be adding more purple and flair in CIVIL WAR, as well as a full right sleeve to his costume. Paul Rudd’s ANT-MAN will have a much “bigger” costume upgrade, as the one he wears in his solo film is derived from the old 1960’s version that Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym wore at that time. For CIVIL WAR, we’ll see a more modern/techno stylish costume. Additionally, as we previously mentioned, you can expect to see Ant-Man take on his GIANT MAN form (about 15-20 ft. height) and square off against Iron Man and his team. In terms of visuals, we’ll also see Ant-Man standing on one of Hawkeye’s arrows, ready to be launched. Very cool.

War Machine will also get an upgrade:

We know that Don Cheadle’s War Machine will be back in action for Civil War and it looks like he’ll be getting a serious armory upgrade as well. He’ll be looking more tank-style in this film and will have a new dual weapon that acts as a shoulder cannon/gun that can also be detached and used as a kind of warhammer/baton.

The details also concern Falcon’s look and the appearance of Redwing:

While we’ve already seen The Falcon’s new costume, it’s to note that he’ll also be adding wrist lasers and grappling hooks, as well as a very familiar friend, albeit in a very different form. Comic fans have been wondering if we’ll see Sam Wilson’s famous telepathically-linked bird Redwing in the MCU for a while. Well, you will and you won’t, depending on how you look at it. Redwing will be featured as The Falcon’s helper/sidekick in CIVIL WAR, although there’s one big difference; Redwing will be a robotic drone, obviously “linked” to him, but not quite telepathically. The “bird” will be red in color and will resemble a cooler, modified MCU-like “bird” drone. Really, that makes perfect sense in how Mackie’s Falcon has been set up. A telepathically-linked bird seems like a lot to explain in an already packed film. A drone accessory makes more sense for this version of The Falcon.

The last details that they reported on concern the addition of the iconic chainmail to Captain America’s suit.  A trait that has been missing from all of his uniforms so far in the films.

All of these tidbits of information should be taken with a grain of salt and should be treated as possible rumors for now, but JoBlo seems confident that these details are what will appear in the film.  If all of this is true then it seems like fans have a lot to look forward to.

Captain America: Civil War will be released on May 6, 2016.


(Christian Michael Stoic)

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