We assumed for a long time, even before Captain America: The Winter Soldier hit big, that we'd probably end up seeing a third solo adventure for the First Avenger at some point, but we never could have expected what Captain America: Civil War is becoming. The film, still a little more than a year away from release, is looking more and more like not just the launch of Marvel's "Phase Three," but the linchpin on which it all rests.
Civil War will, as the comic book of the same name famously did, pit Captain America and Iron Man against each other, but the more we learn about the film, the more we discover it has so much more to do than that. It's also the place where Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) will enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe (at least unless he sneaks up on us in Age of Ultron or Ant-Man) and will quite possibly mark the debut of the new Marvel/Sony Spider-Man. Plus, it's looking more and more like Avengers 2.5 with the return of characters like Black Widow, Hawkeye and Falcon. Now we can add another name to that list.
Speaking at an event in London this week, Elizabeth Olsen -- who plays Scarlet Witch in Age of Ultron -- confirmed that she too will be a part of Civil War, noting, "I guess I'm allowed to talk about that now" in regard to the news. According to Comic Book Movie, Olsen also noted that she's due to start shooting the film in two weeks.
We have no idea how big a role she'll play, or how her Age of Ultron arc sets the appearance up. We also don't know if her twin Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) will be joining the film, or what other Marvel heroes might be on board (Cap's pal Falcon is there, so how about Tony's pal War Machine?). The news does serve to highlight all over again the importance of Civil War to the Marvel plan. It might not be Age of Ultron big, but it's going to be a Marvel flick to remember.