Captain America: Civil War has been in development since January 2014, with principal photography beginning April 27, 2015. It seems, however, as if actor Jeremy Renner, who plays archer-with-an-attitude Hawkeye, has only begun filming. He recently tweeted what ComingSoon calls "a special card welcoming Renner to the set." The card has quite a question to pose: "Whose side are you on?" Whose side, indeed.
The card, which reads, "Here's to a great shoot. From your Marvel family," is welcome proof that the movie continues to progress toward its May 6, 2016, deadline.
Renner isn't the only familiar face on board this upcoming Marvel movie. Although this movie is titled Captain America, star Chris Evans will be joined by his Avengers co-stars Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Paul Bethany (The Vision), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), plus other Captain America co-stars Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier).
Most importantly, Robert Downey Jr. will be reprising his role as Tony Stark—the hero of his own franchise, who will act as an antagonist to Cap.
As fans of the Civil War comic-book series by Mark Millar know, the movie will be about the Superhero Registration Act, a law that requires superheroes to register themselves as living weapons. Captain America, Ant-Man and Winter Soldier fight against registration, while Iron Man, Black Widow and War Machine are in favor of it.
Will the movie play out as it does in the comic books? We have 11 months until we find out.
Until then, we'll just have to reread the Millar books.