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The film coincides with the 75th anniversary of Captain America, the 10th anniversary of the original Civil War comic book, and Black Panther's 50th anniversary.
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The day before filming a fight scene with Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan sent him a video of himself doing intense bicep curls in front of the decapitated head of an Iron Man suit. He attached the message, "Looking forward to our scene tomorrow Robert".
Sebastian Stan revealed that the backpack that Bucky is seen wearing in the trailers contains journals that he has put together of his scattered memories.
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This movie revealed that Bucky Barnes had been hiding out in Bucharest, which is the capital of Romania. Sebastian Stan (Bucky) is a Romanian-American actor, who was born in Constanta, Romania, and raised there until he was eight. In the first scene set in Bucharest, Bucky is buying fruits from a street market. Stan's native language is Romanian, and therefore spoke it perfectly.
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T'Challa had a much smaller role in the earlier drafts and did not even appear in costume, as the writers intended to put more focus on Spider-Man, and save Black Panther's origin for his own movie. However, when it looked like Marvel would not be getting permission to use Spider-Man, Black Panther's role was beefed up significantly. By the time they did get to use Spider-Man, T'Challa had already become so integral to the plot that they decided to leave his role as it was, and give Spider-Man a smaller part.
Tom Holland commented on how intimidated he was when he came to screentest for Spider-Man, saying that Robert Downey Jr. took him aside and said, "Listen, I remember my screentest for Iron Man. I remember how terrified I was. Just think of it as an audition. It's nothing too scary. If you get it wrong, we'll just start again. No pressure."
No CGI was used during the highway chase scene when Bucky commandeers a moving motorcycle from under its rider. The whole stunt was practical.
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(at around 1h 19 mins) Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) remarks how attractive Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) is. Downey and Tomei had a relationship in the 1990s, and appeared in two other films together: Chaplin (1992) and Only You (1994).
Tom Hiddleston confessed that even though he did not appear in the film, it contained one of his favorite moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the helicopter scene. He enthused, "I mean Chris Evans does a bicep curl, with a helicopter! If you don't love that, we can't be friends."
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(at around 1h 35 mins) One scene shows Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) being boosted by an arrow from Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). This is taken directly from the comics, specifically The Avengers #223.
When the production of the film wrapped, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie raced each other while in their superhero suits.
Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely's original idea for this movie was a vastly different and much smaller film without the other Avengers, but producer Kevin Feige suggested they adapt Civil War instead. Certain parts of their original idea still made into the movie, such as the emphasis on Steve and Bucky's relationship, as well as the use of Baron Zemo as the villain.
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(at around 1h 9 mins) Co-director Joe Russo said that "The most powerful shot of the film" was Steve Rogers stopping a helicopter from taking off with his bare hands. The shot was featured in the first teaser trailer for this movie. Russo said Chris Evans worked very hard in the gym to physically embody the character, because they wanted to test the limits of Steve's physical strength. About the shot itself, he noted, "On-set, we had Chris straining against a crane, holding the helicopter to get this fantastic shot of his muscles bulging, and you can feel the energy and determination as he tries to stop it."
The film shows a bond beginning to form between Scarlet Witch and Vision, who were married for a while in the comic books.
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In the film, the Falcon utilizes a falcon drone called Redwing. In the mainstream Marvel comics, Redwing was an actual falcon, which was Sam Wilson's sidekick.
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Chris Evans revealed that he was hesitant to take the role of Captain America early on, but now considers it one of the best decisions he has ever made.
Robert Downey Jr. acted as the younger Tony Stark, along with John Slattery and Hope Davis. Lola FX provided the "de-aging" visual effects on the face and hair of Downey with footage and photos of his early career as references.
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Spider-Man was very nearly removed from the film, as Sony Pictures originally rejected Marvel's proposal to allow them a cut of the profit if they could pull Spider-Man over. Despite the disappointment over the financial returns and critical reception of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), the Sony Corporation was still planning to expand their own Spider-Man universe with a Sinister Six spin-off film, Venom (2018) and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3'. However, when the latter fell through after Sony parted ways with Spider-Man performer Andrew Garfield, they decided to re-negotiate the deal with Marvel again.
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Chris Evans said of the famous helicopter shot, "That was really my arm, and you know what, I took a page of Anthony Mackie's book. When we were doing Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), for certain scenes, I worked out just before the take, but there were a bunch of scenes where I was the only one out of the cast doing it, and I'd be embarrassed, and feel shame. So I didn't do it that often, and then we started Civil War, and Mackie has no shame. Before each take, Mackie's just curling weights non-stop and I thought, 'Yeah! What are you doing Chris? Just curl some weights! Who cares? I am not going to worry about twenty people judging me, as opposed to two hundred million people seeing the scene forever.' So before the helicopter scene, I lifted a lot of weights to get pumped. It's not like I woke up and I looked like that, that was me lifting weight for hours on end prior to filming that scene. There certainly was a lot of pressure. I was fully aware of what they wanted that shot to be. I wanted that shot to be great too."
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Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther) underwent a vigorous training program to get in fighting shape for the character. While admittedly not a big reader of comics as a kid, Boseman read as many comics as possible for anything Black Panther-related. Boseman also recycled the Xhosa accent he learned for Message from the King (2016), for the character.
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Samuel L. Jackson was "surprised" to discover that Nick Fury would not be in the film after "the Russo Brothers told him he was." Executive Producer Nate Moore stated that Fury was not included "because he didn't add anything to the Civil War story they were telling."
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Tom Holland is the youngest person to portray Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, being nineteen years old at the time.
The film was going to feature The Incredible Hulk, but he was shifted to Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and so the filmmakers chose Secretary of State Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt) in the film, as a substitute to illustrate the theme of destructive power: "We thought it would be interesting to use a character who had a fanatical anti-superhero point of view, built on experience. He's cornering The Avengers politically now, he's out-maneuvering them."
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In an interview, Daniel Brühl (Zemo) said the budget for this movie was so huge that you could make twenty films from it.
Costume designer Judianna Makovsky revealed that for all of Chris Evans' scenes, where he is in regular outfits (outside the suit), they purposefully made him wear t-shirts, which are many sizes smaller than his actual size, so that his muscles pop on camera. Evans said all of his t-shirt scenes are scheduled at the start of the filming, because he loses a lot of weight over the months it takes to film a Marvel movie. He said, especially, that filming the action scenes wearing the Captain America suit makes him lose a lot of his size.
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Anthony Mackie described the film as "The Avengers: Part 2.5". Jeremy Renner said it would be like an Avengers movie, due to a lot of characters being involved.
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(at around 1h 9 mins) Chris Evans injured his arm muscles while filming the iconic shot of Captain America holding back a helicopter with his hands. Evans said, "That shot is a little bit of bicep porn. 'Zoom in on the biceps', that's what the script said. Kevin Feige didn't airbrush my biceps, that's me. It's not a utilitarian shot, it's a shot where you're trying to look heroic. That position (of holding the helicopter with one hand and the ledge with another) is actually a very unnatural position to use to stop something, but we used it because I have to flex my bicep, you are trying to make the scene look great, and I genuinely messed my arm up doing that shot because of the strain." Robert Downey Jr. joked that the filmmakers didn't mind that Evans hurt himself because of how great the shot turned out, and they have been using it to promote the film ever since. Anthony Russo revealed that the iconic shot almost did not happen because on the day of the filming, there was a miscommunication with the costume department and Evans came in wearing a thick jacket. They immediately sent him back to change, because then they wouldn't have been able to film the shot of his muscles bulging as intended in the script.
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This was the longest Marvel film, at two hours and twenty-seven minutes, before this record was broken making it the third longest after Avengers: Infinity War (2018), at two hours and twenty-nine minutes and Avengers: Endgame (2019) at three hours and two minutes.
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Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans described the dynamic between Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, and Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, as a marriage, saying, "We love each other, but it's explosive. You're working toward the same goal, but you have very different approaches to it. It's blurry, and that's what makes it great. No one's right, no one's wrong. It's going to make it even harder for them to come to an agreement."
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(at around 33 mins) The speech which Sharon Carter makes at Peggy's funeral is taken from a speech which Captain America made in Amazing Spider-Man #537 - "Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world - No, you move."
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Mark Ruffalo was spotted on the set of this movie, thus sparking rumors of a potential Hulk appearance in it. But his role was ultimately cut from the final draft of the script.
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The filmmakers describe Bucky Barnes as a divided character, saying, "He's not Bucky Barnes anymore, he's not the Winter Soldier anymore. He's something in-between. There's a part of his personality that was under mind control, and he murdered a lot of people. So he has a very complicated history. Who is that person? How does that character move forward?"
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During the airport fight scene, a truck has the Bluth family logo. It is the same "stair car" (portable staircase for an airplane) that was the subject of many running jokes on Arrested Development (2003). The Russo Brothers, the directors of this movie, also directed the pilot, and many other episodes of Arrested Development (2003).
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Paul Bettany describes the Vision as exploring what it means to be human and what love is: "The only way one can guarantee one's loyalty is love."
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This is the live-action debut of T'Challa, the Black Panther, one of the first black superheroes in American comic books, which debuted as superhero in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966).
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Sebastian Stan packed on 35 pounds of muscle for the film. Boosting his weight from 165 pounds to a solid, muscular 200 pounds.
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Hope van Dyne was going to become The Wasp in an earlier draft of the script, but she was removed, due to concerns that reducing her role to a cameo alongside the other characters would be a disservice to her as a character. The fact that Evangeline Lilly was pregnant at the time also probably influenced the decision. Producer Kevin Feige has asserted that she will officially take on The Wasp mantle in a substantial role at a later point in Phase 3, in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). This would also contribute to a running gag throughout that film about Hope being angry at Scott Lang for not involving her in the Avengers fight at the airport.
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Marvel initially wanted to hire Robert Downey Jr. to reprise Tony Stark as a small role, with just three weeks of work. However, Downey wanted a larger role, which would lead to a bigger payday. Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter was furious over the request, prompting him to order the screenwriters to write Tony Stark out of the script completely. When the deal seemed like it was off the table, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige pushed to hire Downey, citing that his casting in the film could leave the door open for sequels, new franchises, and dramatic possibilities within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as this movie could drive future storylines for these films. As a result with Downey's casting, the actor received a substantial payout that included a back-end participation deal, and another payout if the film's box-office gross exceeded Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), which it did.
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(at around 2h 5 mins) The image near the end of the film, of Iron Man blasting Captain America's raised shield, is an homage to the Civil War part seven comic book cover.
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In all three Captain America films, Bucky falling into a body of water represents a major change to the character. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), falling into the Potomac marks the beginning of his recovery. In this movie, falling into the river in Germany makes him realize the brainwashing still affects him. He also falls into a river during his "death scene" in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), which marks his transformation into an assassin, but this is not revealed until the second film.
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This film sets up Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
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In the Blu-ray commentary, it is verified that the Quinjet's drawer from which Bucky gets the gun in Siberia is labeled "Romanov", and belongs to Natasha Romanov (Black Widow).
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(at around 1h 24 mins) Wanda (Scarlet Witch) can disable the Vision because she received her powers from the mind stone. One of Vision's powers is to manipulate his body density so he can become phantasmal or stronger than diamonds. She made him so dense that he became too heavy to move, and fell through the floor.
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According to Lola VFX, the visual effects studio who have worked on all three Captain America movies, in order to create the "young Tony Stark" illusion: "Every feature of the face and body needed to be addressed in some fashion. One thing that happens to all of us is that the skin of the face gradually lowers in certain areas, and needs to be 'lifted' back to where it was at the age in question. But other changes are incredibly subtle, such as increase in the way light reflects off the sheen of the skin, a reduction in the appearance of tiny blood vessels under the surface of some parts of the face, or more blood flow in the cheeks giving them that familiar youthful 'glow'. The shot was nearly four thousand frames long, with Tony Stark turning from one side to the other multiple times, physically interacting with other actors, and the set itself, and moving closer to the camera for a very long, uninterrupted close-up."
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Certain clips from the airport scene were re-shot at a different angle from Spider-Man's perspective and used in the opening "video diary" scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
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(at around 1h 27 mins) On The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015), Paul Rudd admitted that much of Ant-Man's star struck reactions to meeting Captain America and his allies were greatly based on his own real first reactions upon meeting those cast members. He even owned up to the inappropriate "arm fondling" bit, though it was in fact Sebastian Stan's mechanical arm he was so interested in, rather than Captain America's, as depicted in the film.
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Marisa Tomei was in her fifties when portraying Aunt May, in contrast to Rosemary Harris being in her seventies in Spider-Man (2002) and Sally Field in her sixties in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
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Thor and The Incredible Hulk's absences in the film were explained in Thor: Ragnarok (2017): Thor was looking for the Infinity Stones, while Hulk ended up with the Avengers' Quinjet on planet Sakaar where he was used as a gladiator.
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Robert Downey Jr.'s personal trainer Eric Oram stated that the trick to pitting Captain America against Iron Man "is to show Iron Man using the minimum force necessary to win the fight, and not to look like he's trying to go wild and kill somebody."
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Tom Holland made audition tapes together with Jon Bernthal while filming Pilgrimage (2017), with Holland landing the role of Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, and Bernthal the role of Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher, in Daredevil (2015).
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(at around 1h 55 mins) When Steve and Bucky remember going on a double date in Brooklyn when they were younger, Cap mentions Bucky's date was a redhead named Dolores, with the nickname "Dot". That description fits with one of Peggy Carter's nemeses from Agent Carter (2015), Dottie Underwood, also exploited as a weapon by the Soviets.
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Spider-Man's suit design is based on his original look in the comics when he debuted in 1962. The goggles change size to reflect Spider-Man's expressive eyes in the comics, and also allow him to hone his senses and focus.
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Tom Holland's chatty, excited portrayal of Spider-Man in battle is closer to his comic counterpart than previous iterations of the character.
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(at around 1h 40 mins) When F.R.I.D.A.Y. shows Tony Stark the photos of Zemo, he asks if she's run facial recognition, to which she replies "What do I look like?" He said, "I don't know. I've been picturing a redhead." Kerry Condon, who voiced F.R.I.D.A.Y., is a redhead.
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This movie marks the beginning of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and is the thirteenth film overall.
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By the end of the movie, The Avengers logo on Captain America's arm is no longer there, representing the fact that The Avengers are no longer his.
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In the Civil War comic book series, Tony Stark builds Spider-Man an "Iron Spider" suit. It's red and gold, and laden with armor and gadgets. In this film, Spider-Man receives a suit in his normal red and blue cloth attire, but it does have gadgets. The Iron Spider suit would be teased in Spider-Man: Homecoming and officially debut in Avengers: Infinity War.
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The Black Panther costume is a combination of a practical costume and visual effects.
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(at around 1h 29 minutes) In the scene at the airport, when Iron Man calls upon Spider-Man to reveal himself and snag Captain America's shield, he does so shouting "Underoos!" Underoos are a line of children's underwear first released in 1977 that feature superheroes on them. One of the more popular set of Underoos features Spider-Man.
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Daniel Brühl (Helmut Zemo) dubbed himself in the German dubbing of the movie.
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Marisa Tomei is the third Oscar-nominated actress to play Aunt May. Rosemary Harris is an Oscar nominee, and Sally Field is an Oscar winner (Tomei won an Oscar as well).
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In Spain, the film was titled "Capitán América: Civil War". The decision for not translating the subtitle "Civil War" as "Guerra Civil" was an attempt to avoid links or comparisons with the Spanish Civil War (plainly named in the country as "Guerra Civil"), which was fought between July 17, 1936 and April 1, 1939.
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Despite the animosity between their characters, Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky) are very close friends in real life.
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The Wakandan language spoken by King T'Chaka and Prince T'Challa is Xhosa, a native language of many South Africans.
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Costume designer Judianna Makovsky said her favorite character to design was Paul Bettany's Vision. She said she dressed him very stylishly, with elegant cashmere sweaters and cardigans, and gave him one of the "dandiest accessories", an ascot. She said that even though it might not be visible in the movie, he's wearing an ascot in most of his civilian scenes.
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(at around 1h 20 mins) During his meeting with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Peter Parker (Tom Holland) tells him that he's only had his powers as Spider-Man for six months, clarifying the character's lack of involvement in previous Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
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After the "Civil War" crossover event in Marvel comics was complete, another big crossover event was "Secret Invasion", which revealed that the shape-shifting alien villains, The Skrulls, had been replacing key people in government and the super powered community for decades, and that they are at least partially to blame for leading to the events of the civil war as a means to soften human society for a full-scale invasion. Since the Skrulls are villains of the Fantastic Four, it had been assumed that Disney and Marvel could not use them in future films, but it was later discovered with the announcement of Captain Marvel (2019), that Skrulls can be used by Marvel Studios, as long as they don't include specific ones owned by FOX. However, the idea of a "secret invasion" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is already very close to what happened when H.Y.D.R.A. revealed they grew inside S.H.I.E.L.D.
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The Vision's civilian clothing (slacks, sweater, Ascot) was inspired by 1940s actor Cary Grant's attire.
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(at around 2h 10 mins) During the Battle of the H.Y.D.R.A. Siberian Facility, when Captain America is asked by Iron Man to stand down, he responds, "I could do this all day." This is phrase is also said twice in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), when Steve Rogers is beaten by a bully in an alley, and later by Red Skull. Rogers is rescued or helped directly after the sentence is stated in all three instances.
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Martin Freeman described Everett Ross as someone who "Works for the American government, and works in conjunction with the superheroes, and certain agencies that help to tame the superheroes' power." In terms of whether Ross would side with Stark or Rogers in the film, Freeman said that Ross is "ambiguous" and "You don't know whether he's good or bad", so "You're not quite sure which side he's on. It looks a little bit like he's playing one game, when actually he's playing another."
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A large part of the film is set in Romania, where Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) was born and where he lived until he was eight.
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Zemo is the first primary antagonist of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to not be an enhanced supervillain. However, the first one ever in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin, on Netflix's Daredevil (2015).
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The title of this movie was jokingly announced as "Captain America: Serpent Society" during the announcement of Marvel Phase 3.
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Vision, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and Scarlet Witch weren't part of the original comic book storyline. The first three were dead at the time, while Wanda was missing and insane.
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In the comics, while Spider-Man started off on Iron Man's side, he later shifted over to Captain America's side after learning that the Pro-Registration Side was imprisoning the captured unregistered heroes in a prison built in another dimension known as the "Negative Zone", against their will, without due process (as it is technically not on American soil) until they agreed to register. In this movie, he fights on Iron Man's side, before being sent home by Iron Man after the battle at the airport in Germany.
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Unlike her previous Marvel movies, Scarlett Johansson never appeared for interviews, premieres, press conferences or any other events to promote the film.
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Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross' first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since his debut in The Incredible Hulk (2008). To date, that is the longest gap between a character's appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (eight years). Despite the long absence, William Hurt reprised the role, though Ross is now Secretary of State, as opposed to a General in The Incredible Hulk (2008). This also makes William Hurt the first actor from The Incredible Hulk (2008) to return in a later Marvel Cinematic Universe film, aside from Robert Downey Jr. and Stan Lee, who had cameos in The Incredible Hulk (2008).
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The working title that was used to create the film was "Sputnik". In the comics, "Sputnik" used to trigger the Winter Soldier's mind control, much like the sequence, "Longing, Rusted, Seventeen, Daybreak, Furnace, Nine, Benign, Homecoming, One, Freight Car", for his cinematic counterpart.
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This is the fourth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to gross over $1 billion worldwide.
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With a budget of $250 million, this movie is tied as the fourth-most expensive superhero movie ever made, after Justice League (2017) ($300 million), Superman Returns (2006) ($270 million), and Spider-Man 3 (2007) ($258 million).
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The Spider-Man suit in this movie was influenced by Steve Ditko and John Romita Sr. The extra dark shading around the eyes and web cartridges on his belt are few of the minor updates.
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(at around 1h 30 mins) Tony Stark warns Captain America's side that if they don't surrender to Stark, some "J.S.O.C." guys will come after them instead. This is a reference to the U.S. Military's Joint Special Operations Command. J.S.O.C. oversees elite units like the U.S. Navy's S.E.A.L. Team Six, the U.S. Air Force's 24th Special Tactics Squadron, and the U.S. Army's Delta Force and 75th Ranger Regiment.
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(at around 1h 7 mins) While fighting Bucky Barnes, Black Widow tells him, "You could at least recognize me." This may be a reference to a storyline in the comics, involving the link between the Winter Soldier and the Black Widow programs that enhanced them both with biotech. It may also be a reference to their comic romantic involvement, or it refers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe story she told in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), of being shot by him while on a mission, and various scenes in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), when he was trying to kill her.
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Filming started on May 7, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. The cast was working in ninety degree Fahrenheit (thirty-two degree Celcius) weather in costume.
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According to the commentary, Cap dropping the shield foreshadows the appearance of the Nomad costume, a short period in the 1970s comics where Cap continued to act as a hero without government sanction.
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(at around 1h 35 mins) Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) says the phrase "I'm your conscience, we haven't spoken for a while." The same phrase was used by Marlin in Finding Nemo (2003). These lines are references to Pinocchio (1940), to which Ultron also refers, in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), by quoting "I've Got No Strings".
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Heidi Moneymaker and Aaron Toney (Super Soldiers #3 and #4) are stunt doubles that have appeared in many Marvel movies: Moneymaker has been Scarlett Johansson's (Black Widow's) stunt double since Iron Man 2 (2010), and Toney has been the stunt double for Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), and Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger).
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Although Spider-Man's suit was composed of CGI for every scene, a physical prototype Spider-Man suit was built during production that Tom Holland wore on-set during some filming. It wasn't until later that the filmmakers decided to scrap the suit altogether and replace it with a CGI version. The prototype suit differed from the final product on-screen, as it featured raised webbing and a classic spider symbol, which was very reminiscent of the symbol shown in the very first Spider-Man comic, released in 1962.
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Mutants (such as the X-Men) play a part in the original comic book story, as human society had always held a prejudice against mutant-kind, while also being accepting of non-mutant heroes. When the tide turns against all powered people, some characters view it as fitting, since non-mutant heroes had it easy for so long, and others view it as troubling. Since Twentieth Century Fox owns the rights to the Marvel concept of "mutants", this wasn't a part of the film.
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(at around 57 mins) In the film, when Bucky, Captain America, Falcon, and Black Panther are first captured, Bucky is placed in a cell marked "D23". "D23" is the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company and the fourth D23 Expo was held on August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, where the first footage from the film was screened.
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Ant-Man's helmet design has changed since the last movie. In Ant-Man (2015), the face-mask was in two parts. In this movie, the mask comes off as a solid piece.
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(at around 1h 50 mins) In one scene, Hawkeye refers to Tony Stark as "the futurist", which was also the title of a 2004 album by Robert Downey Jr. on the Sony Classical label.
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Alfre Woodard plays Miriam, the mother of a young man who was killed during the events in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) in Sokovia. In the Civil War comic book, Miriam's son (named Damian, who was in grade school in the comics) was killed when a battle that reached his school between the super hero team New Warriors and some bad guys, (including Nitro, whose powers include him being able to explode and reconstitute himself afterward) destroyed a nearby school bus, causing a large gas explosion that destroyed the school, which caused hundreds of deaths, and was the impetus for the Superhero Registration Act.
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Sebastian Stan had gained so much muscle and weighed 200 pounds that Marvel had to make him a new metal arm.
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According to a statement by Ryan Coogler on the passing of Chadwick Boseman in 2020, Executive Producer Nate Moore stated that Chadwick (T'Challa/Black Panther) and John Kani (King T'Chaka) decided to talk to each other in Xhosa - Kani's native language - on set the same day of filming. Xhosa went on to be the official language of Wakanda in Black Panther (2018).
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According to the Russo Brothers, the title for this movie has been in existence for over a decade.
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(at around 13 mins) During the virtual reality scene at M.I.T., Maria Stark (Hope Davis) plays the piano and sings the song "Try To Remember", from the 1960 musical The Fantasticks. This song's lyrics link nostalgia for the month of September, with the singer's lost youth: "Try to remember the kind of September / When life was slow and oh, so mellow / Try to remember the kind of September / When grass was green and grain was yellow / Try to remember the kind of September / When you were a young and callow fellow..." After Maria finishes singing, and the virtual reality presentation is done, Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) announces to the M.I.T. students, that he has given them grants for all of their research projects under the auspices of his new foundation, the "September Foundation".
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Spider-Man has two costumes in this movie, his original makeshift one he's seen wearing in YouTube footage, and which Tony Stark eventually finds in Peter's apartment, and his new costume, created with Tony's collaboration, which more closely resembles the classic costume.
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(at around 43 mins) When Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier) is in Bucharest, Romania, he is shown to be buying plums at a fruit market. Plums are beneficial in treating those with Alzheimer's disease, which therefore is suitable for Bucky, because he has been brainwashed, and is trying to remember his life before becoming the Winter Soldier.
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Real-life German news presenters Laura Dünnwald and Michael Marx are shown on television in two scenes. The show called "Newstime" is airing daily, on German Channel Pro7.
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Peter Parker's homemade costume resembles Ben Reilly's Scarlet Spider original costume from the comics, but with inversed colors.
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During the B.A.R.F. sequence, Maria Stark tells Tony 'say goodbye to your father.' During the press conference on Iron Man (2008), Tony's opening lines are 'I never said goodbye to my father.'
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(at around 33 mins) Part of Sharon Carter's eulogy for Peggy Carter was written as part of the Marvel Civil War in the Spider-Man comics by J. Michael Straczynski, writer and creator of Babylon 5 (1993), and credited for the story for Thor (2011). The speech comes from an inspirational speech Captain America gave to Spider-Man during the Marvel Civil War, to explain why he continues to fight against the Superhuman Registration Act, when the country he represents is all for it. As a child, Captain America memorized a monologue that influenced his understanding of what it meant not only to be a patriot, but what it really meant to be an American. The whole philosophy stems from the writing of Mark Twain, in a monologue known as, "In a Republic, who is the Country?"
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This is the fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature a pre-Marvel Studios logo "cold open" scene. The first was Iron Man 3 (2013), the second was Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), and the third was Ant-Man (2015).
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Thor and Bruce Banner/Hulk do not appear in this film. Not only are they off-planet due to the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), the writers also felt that having them involved would have settled the conflict too easily: whichever side Hulk is on would win, rather than the stalemate resulting in half of the Avengers becoming fugitives.
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Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. debuted the poster and trailer during their November 25, 2015 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003).
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Earlier drafts of a third Captain America film had Brock Rumlow, a.k.a. Crossbones, secretly working as a mercenary for the Red Skull (just like in the comics), but these ideas were scrapped and re-worked when the filmmakers decided to follow the "Civil War" storyline.
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Co-director Joe Russo cited Se7en (1995) and Fargo (1996) as influences on this film.
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Although she is never mentioned as a mutant (Twentieth Century Fox owned the term rights at that time), Scarlet Witch is the only mutant among the Avengers in this movie, and she is seen with a collar when locked in Raft Prision, which can be a reference to the X-Gene Inhibitor Collar, created in the comics by Bolivar Trask to suppress mutant powers. The collar has been featured before in X-2: X-Men United (2003) and X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014).
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(at around 1h 40 mins) When Redwing hits Iron Man in the head during the airport scene, a circle of "feathers", possibly shrapnel, can be seen, as a reference to when characters are hit in cartoons or comics.
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This was the first theatrically released film featuring Spider-Man where the visual effects for the character are not being produced by another company affiliated with Sony, the rights holder to Spider-Man. Industrial Light & Magic, which handles much of the special effects for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, produced the visual effects for this film, as well as for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
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On October 13, 2014, it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. would be joining the cast of this film, and that it would follow the Civil War storyline.
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The entrance code to the Siberian base is: 17826. On a telephone dial, this becomes "1 STAN".
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This is the first theatrical movie to have Spider-Man team up with other Marvel superheroes.
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Robert Downey Jr.'s seventh appearance as Tony Stark (counting his cameo in The Incredible Hulk (2008)).
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The Raft, in the comics, is a facility in New York City, which is part of Ryker's Island Penitentiary, that is designed to hold captured supervillains, which is run by S.H.I.E.L.D. In the film, it is located somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, and run by the U.S. Military instead, as S.H.I.E.L.D. has been disbanded. Notably, the first storyline of the New Avengers series, which started not long before the Civil War crossover event began, involving the prison riot, was actually the Raft's first appearance in the comics. While the Raft was not used in the original Civil War comic book storyline to hold the captured superheroes, it was mentioned though.
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This was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie featuring Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt) without Bruce Banner. The second was Black Widow (2021).
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Tom Holland slightly hurt his nose while doing a flip during the filming of a scene.
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Multiple references to different themes that aren't related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe are made throughout this movie: While confined, Falcon tells Iron Man to bring Mark Fuhrman if he wants him to talk (Mark Fuhrman was a key part in the 1994 to 1995 O.J. Simpson trial, having been thought to frame the football player because of his hatred towards black people), and during the final scene in Siberia, Iron Man calls Bucky Barnes "Manchurian Candidate", referring to the twice-filmed novel, in which American soldiers were brainwashed.
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The reported six finalists for the role of Peter Parker (Spider-Man) were Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, Judah Lewis, Matt Lintz, Charlie Plummer, and Charlie Rowe.
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Like in the comics, this film demonstrates the most common side effect of all post-Erskine attempts to replicate the super-soldier formula: insanity.
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Bucky's code name "Winter Soldier" could have multiple sources of meaning. Winter could represent his maintenance, as he is kept on ice whenever he's inactive. It could represent that he is a relic from The Cold War, or that his humanity was stripped, to make him the coldest of assassins.
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Chadwick Boseman, who is introduced as T'Challa/Black Panther in this movie, sadly learned that he was suffering from stage III colon cancer in the same year as this movie was released. He kept his condition secret while also appearing in the Marvel movies Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) before his death in 2020.
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During the closing credits, the song "Left Hand Free" by the band Alt-J plays. This song is significant, due to the fact that Bucky loses his robotic left arm during his fight with Iron Man.
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Frequently referred to by fans as "Avengers 2.5," on account of it including all of the Avengers except for Thor and Hulk, and because it includes the breakup of the team, which has major ramifications in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
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Marks the sixth collaboration between Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in twelve years, following The Perfect Score (2004), The Nanny Diaries (2007), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
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(at around 13 mins) The young Tony Stark at the start of his M.I.T. presentation is the result of several months of CGI and modeling of Robert Downey Jr. This was confirmed by Downey on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014).
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Logan Lerman, Dylan O'Brien, and Asa Butterfield (among many others) were considered for the role of Peter Parker.
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(at around 1h 17 mins) Peter Parker (Tom Holland) wears a pizza shirt when he meets Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) for the first time. Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker worked as a pizza delivery man in Spider-Man 2 (2004).
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While it is well-known that somebody loses an arm or hand in every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie as an homage to Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Bucky is the first character to lose his arm twice.
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Between this film, Black Panther (2018), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the Black Panther character has yet to appear in a film that has not grossed less than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
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Every phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe starts with a film that features Tony Stark as at least one of the main characters. Phase One started with Iron Man (2008), Phase Two started with Iron Man 3 (2013), and Phase Three started with this movie.
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In the comics, the legislation that divides the heroes requires them to divulge their secret identities. Thanks to the "I am Iron Man" moment in Iron Man (2008); which was improvised; the Marvel Cinematic Universe has largely dispensed with that concept, previously a staple of the genre.
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This film marks the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where Robert Downey Jr. does not receive top billing in a credited role. His appearance in "The Incredible Hulk" went uncredited, and he's been top billed in all three "Iron Man" films, and to this point both "Avengers" films.
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The car Tony drives up to the compound is a 2015 Orange Audi R8.
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The first movie to be shot with the Alexa IMAX camera, featuring fifteen minutes of footage. The Alexa IMAX camera was a collaborative development between Arri and IMAX, in customizing the Alexa 65 6.5k camera to facilitate viewings in IMAX theaters, without overhauling equipment.
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Although Marisa Tomei only appeared for roughly two minutes in the movie, she still had an assistant on-set.
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Stan Lee's second cameo playing a delivery man. In this movie, he played a FedEx driver delivering a package to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). In Fantastic Four (2005), he played Willie Lumpkin, a USPS mailman who delivered Reed Richards' (Ioan Gruffudd) mail to him early in the movie.
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(at around 1h 16 mins) When the film introduces Peter Parker in Queens, the introduction shot is behind him, showing the character casually holding a DVD player against the side of his body. In The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), one of first few introductory shots of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), had the character holding a skateboard in a similar manner, with an almost identical frame composition.
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This is the only Marvel Cinematic Universe entry in Phase 3 to be primarily filmed in Panavision (anamorphic).
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Chad L. Coleman was considered for the role of T'Challa (Black Panther).
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(at around 1h 40 mins) Spider-Man (Tom Holland) mentions Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) during the fight with Giant-Man (Paul Rudd). This is a very appropriate quote, as Marvel now has regained the rights to create Star Wars comic books (and has been doing so again since January 2015).
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The Marvel video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009) was also based on the Civil War comic.
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When Tony presents the pens from his father's archives, he says that it "felt timely". The company Marvel Comics was originally called Timely Comics. Theoretically this could be an obscure Easter Egg, but is probably just a coincidence.
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In the German version, Chris Evans was dubbed by his standard voice of Dennis Schmidt-Foß, who is also the German voice of Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018). Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) was dubbed by his brother, Gerrit, who also dubbed Sean Gunn as Kraglin in both Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
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When Daniel Brühl's character (Zemo) is talking about the S.H.I.E.L.D and Hydra leaks, Zemo says he has "experience". Daniel Brühl played a character who helped publish leaked information for Wikileaks in The Fifth Estate.
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The film's cast includes three Oscar winners: Marisa Tomei, William Hurt, and Jim Rash; and four Oscar nominees: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, and Alfre Woodard.
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(at around 1h 11 mins) According to Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers' mother's name was Sarah.
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The first time Chris Evans does not appear with Samuel L. Jackson in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. (with the exceptions of his cameos in Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Ant-Man (2015)).
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Marvel producer, Kevin Feige, had informed the writers that they could use Spider-Man in this film (and the MCU) by opening the writer's room door, making the iconic Spider-Man hand sign, and then leaving without saying a word.
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Second Marvel Cinematic Universe film that does not have Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts appear alongside Tony Stark. The first being Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), (not counting The Incredible Hulk (2008)).
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At around 21 minutes, during the briefing when the Avengers are being notified about the damage they caused, Thor's escapades in Greenwich, England as shown in Thor: The Dark World (2013) are left out. Also conspicuous by its absence is footage from the fight between Hulk and the Abomination in Harlem from The Incredible Hulk (2008). Secretary Ross probably left that last one out because it was largely his fault. Another reason that these events aren't referenced may be that neither Thor nor the Hulk is present, so the other Avengers cannot take responsibility for it.
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Although this is the third Captain America movie, the film is technically, but unofficially, the third Avengers film. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) is the official third Avengers film.
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Damion Poitier, who played Thanos in The Avengers (2012), also had a cameo as a mercenary in this film, marking the second Marvel Cinematic Universe movie on which he's worked.
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All three Captain America movies involve Captain America falling into a body of water: The Arctic Ocean in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), the Potomac River in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and possibly the River Spree in this movie.
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When a device emits an electro-magnetic pulse to disrupt the power grid, it emits the same sound as the seismic charges used by Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones (2002)
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On June 23, 2015, Tom Holland was reported to have landed the role as Spider-Man.
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This movie takes place in 1991 and 2016.
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One of two films released in the same year which show the parents of a multi-billionaire superhero being murdered. In this movie, Tony Stark's parents are murdered in a flashback. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) had a scene where the parents of Bruce Wayne are murdered. Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark share a lot of common characteristics. Both are extremely intelligent superheroes with no superhuman powers other that their gadgets and suits. Tony Stark is the CEO of Stark Industries (founded by his father), whereas Bruce Wayne is the CEO of Wayne Corp (founded by his merchant ancestors).
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This is the first time Robert Downey Jr. appeared as one of the main characters in another character's film.
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When Secretary Ross is presenting the Accords to the Avengers, he compares Cap's lack of awareness of the whereabouts of Bruce Banner to the equivalent of the loss of a nuclear warhead. 2008's The Incredible Hulk centers around then-General Ross's manhunt for Banner and his alter ego The Hulk.
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(at around 1h 19 mins) When Tony Stark meets Peter Parker, Tony shows Peter some videos of his apparitions as Spider-Man, but Peter try to deny it arguing that it's like a YouTube video or "UFOs over Phoenix". It refers to a large and widely series of UFOs sightings observed above the skies of Phoenix, Arizona (besides Nevada and Sonora) on March 13, 1997, that it turned in a global news after a video where the lights were filmed at night moving above Phoenix.
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When Tony catches up with Cap and Bucky near end of movie, Tony tells Bucky "relax Manchurian Candidate, we have a truce." Anthony Mackie was in the 2004 remake of Manchurian Candidate
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Alfre Woodard and Robert Downey Jr first acted together in Heart and Souls 1993
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Don Cheadle and Chadwick Boseman have the same birthday, November 29th.
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During the fight at the airport, there is an airplane that says "Blauflug", which loosely translates as "blue flight".
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Immediately after the death of his father, seeking vengeance on The Winter Soldier (speaking to Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow ) he says "i'll kill him myself" this was the second time a Chadwick Boseman character said that exact dialogue on film. It appears first in "The Kill Hole" from 2012 ( at 1 hour 13min in ) as he depicted a War Vet.
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Spider-Man makes his first MCU appearance in this film, opposite Captain America. Both characters have many similarities to rival DC's flagship hero, Superman. Captain America and Superman both first appeared in the 1930s, as one of their respective publisher's signature heroes, and both battled the Third Reich in their respective titles. Captain America was actually the only character still in used in the 1960s, when Stan Lee created most of Marvel's other popular characters. Peter Parker quickly became a fan favorite, just as Superman had been. Both characters wear glasses and work at a major metropolitan newspaper, though Parker works as a photographer, more like Jimmy Olsen. All three characters have a red-and-blue color scheme to their costumes, resembling the American flag.
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Tom Holland (Peter Parker) and Daniel Brühl (Zemo) were previous co-stars of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), in In the Heart of the Sea (2015) and Rush (2013) respectively. Brühl's character returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) (without Thor), while Holland appeared again along with Thor's Hemsworth in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), although the two didn't interact.
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The book "The Art of Captain America: Civil War" reveals that in early versions of the screenplay, Ant-Man was part of Team Stark. This was most likely before they got the rights to include Spider-Man in the story. Concept art of Scott Lang in the guise of Giant-Man fighting Captain America is featured in the book. One of these images also includes the Wasp and Sharon Carter facing each other during the battle.
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Featured in "The A to Z of Superhero Movies: From Abar to ZsaZsa via the MCU", written by Rob Hill.
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Matt Lintz who would have roles on The Walking Dead (2010) and Ms. Marvel (2022) revealed that he the top choice for the role Spider-Man alongside with Tom Holland and Charlie Rowe.
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Before starring as Archie Andrews on Riverdale (2017), K.J. Apa auditioned for Spider-Man but was passed over Tom Holland.
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Producer, Kevin Feige, had informed the writers that they could use Spider-Man in this film (and the MCU) by opening the writer's room door, making the iconic Spider-Man hand sign, and then leaving without saying a word.
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Now Playing Podcast reviewed Captain America: Civil War. This film received three "recommends".
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Marvel wanted to introduce the character of Brian Braddock (aka Captain Britain) into this film and approached British actor Jason Statham about playing him. Statham laughed off the suggestion and said at 47 years old (as he was at the time) he was far too old and they should cast an actor 15 years younger than him. Ultimately the Russo brothers dropped the idea and the part was subsequently written out of the script during rewrites.
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Ann Russo: The wife of co-director Anthony Russo provided the voice of Helmut Zemo's wife in the message box of Zemo's phone.
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Alfre Woodard: (at around 17 mins) as Miriam Sharpe, the mother of an American citizen killed in the battle of Sokovia. Woodard was suggested for the role by Robert Downey Jr. before Marvel Studios learned of her casting as Mariah Dillard in Luke Cage (2016).
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Jim Rash: (at around 16 mins) Near the beginning of the movie. Rash worked with the Russo Brothers on Community (2009).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The filmmakers describe betrayal as a crucial theme in the film: "We didn't want the movie to be just about politics, and people arguing about platitudes. The final act is built around a personal act between Tony and Steve."
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The appearance of Giant-Man was kept secret throughout production and marketing, evident from the absence of said character in all trailers and television ads, but this movie's Funko Pop! figurines, and a Lego set, depicting the airport battle scene featured Giant-Man, was released and advertised before the movie's release date.
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In the post-credits scene, Peter's web shooter emits a light which strongly resembled the "Spidey Signal" seen in the comics. This is the debut of the Spidey Signal on-screen.
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In the mid-credits scene, waterfalls are shown in the kingdom of Wakanda. These scenes were filmed at the Iguazú Falls in Misiones, Argentina.
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In this movie, T'Chaka is slain by Zemo, and his son T'Challa joins with The Avengers to track him down. In the comics, T'Chaka was slain by Klaw, and T'Challa joined with the Fantastic Four.
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Joe Russo: The co-director portrays the psychiatrist Theo Broussard, who is killed and replaced by Helmut Zemo during the course of the movie. As usual, Russo is credited as 'Gozie Agbo', the name of his television production company.
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(at around 2h 10 mins) In the climax, before destroying the suit's arc reactor, Cap tears the Iron Man helmet from Tony's face. If he had not done this before the suit lost power, Stark likely would have suffocated, implying that Rogers was simply trying to end the fight, rather than kill Tony.
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In the movie, Rhodes' (Don Cheadle) spinal column is severely damaged as the result of an accident while he was in the War Machine suit. As a result, Rhodes uses bionic supports on his legs to move around during his recovery. This is a nod to an incident in the comics when Rhodes was badly injured, and had to receive cybernetic implants for his legs, arms, and part of his face making him part cyborg (similar to DC Comic's Cyborg, who is also a black superhero with cybernetic implants) which lasted until Marvel's Dark Reign event, where Rhodes received a new cloned body, into which his mind was transferred.
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(at around 2h 5 mins) Towards the end of this movie, Bucky loses his left (cybernetic) arm. This continues the Marvel Cinematic Universe tradition of a character losing their left arm or hand started in the Phase 2 movies, which pays homage to Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Other characters who lost an arm in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films: Aldrich Killian in Iron Man 3 (2013), Bucky in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Ulysses Klaue in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Phil Coulson in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013), and Darren Cross, a.k.a. Yellow Jacket, in Ant-Man (2015). This, therefore, also marks the second time Bucky loses his left arm in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Ragnarök (Thor's clone) is an integral part of the comic version of Civil War, but not the movie.
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In the comics, the second Giant-Man, Bill Foster, is one of the Anti-Registration heroes, who was killed by Thor's clone Ragnarök during the first battle between both sides. The concept of Scott Lang becoming Giant-Man to fight back against Iron Man's team (who was incapable of enlarging himself in the mainstream universe, but was Giant-Man in the Ultimate Marvel universe) as well as War Machine being injured as a result of Vision's attack (though it was accidental) are similar to this.
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Chris Evans' screen time is five minutes longer than Robert Downey Jr.'s.
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One of the Russian words used to reactivate Bucky as the Winter Soldier is translated as 'Homecoming'. Although many fans believed this was a reference to the upcoming Marvel movie Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), the writers of Captain America: Civil War claimed that it was just coincidence.
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Before the final showdown, when Tony tells Natasha that Ross will be coming after her for letting Cap and Bucky escape, it leads into Black Widow (2021), where Ross is actively hunting Natasha.
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In Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon were arrested by H.Y.D.R.A. posing as S.H.I.E.L.D., from which they escaped, having been freed by Maria Hill. In this movie, Captain America, Falcon, and Bucky were arrested by German Special Forces, and escape after Bucky (as the Winter Soldier) goes rogue, with help from Agent 13 Sharon Carter. The consequences of Carter's actions are further explored in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021).
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Tony Stark's MIT talk in the beginning of the movie indirectly influences some of the storyline for Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) that takes place years later, after the events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
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Natasha tells Wanda at the beginning that looking over her shoulder needs to become second nature and Sam comments that she sounds paranoid. By the end of the movie Cap, Sam, Nat, and Wanda are all fugitives and therefore by necessity need to be on alert all the time.
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For people watching the movie with subtitles, the reveal of Zemo as the psychiatrist is spoiled a bit early when they reveal Zemo as the speaker as soon as he starts talking to Barnes at the CIA facility. Although it could be argued that any eagle-eared listener could make the same connection before the reveal of the character's face in that scene, it's not until later that the audience learns his name and background and motives. Although this may only be true in the streaming version of Disney+ and may not hold true in other formats.
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This movie is considered to be the Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) of the Captain America trilogy (2011, 2014, 2016). A vengeful Zemo causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man and tears The Avengers apart, and exposes the truth behind the death of Tony Stark's parents to manipulate and force Captain America and Iron Man to turn on each other and fight.
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It's somewhat strange that T'Challa is surprised by Bucky's metal arm as his hand is visible in their fight earlier in the movie. And, as the news also states in the movie he's widely known as the "Winter Soldier" because of the release of the S.H.I.E.L.D. documents in the previous Captain America movies. Perhaps because Wakanda separates itself from the outside world and lives in secret seclusion, they didn't pay much attention to the news. And since Bucky's hand is the only metal part that's visible during their fight, perhaps T'Challa didn't realize that Bucky's entire left arm is metal.
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