Rumor of the Day: How Ant-Man, Black Panther fit into Captain America: Civil War

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Jun 10, 2015, 7:37 PM EDT (Updated)

A new report aims to fill in some of the gaps surrounding Captain America: Civil War, and it brings some fresh details about how new additions Ant-Man and Black Panther will fit into the super-sequel.

Though the film is technically being billed as a Captain America sequel, this thing is shaping up to be Avengers 2.5, with the vast majority of Earth's Mightiest Heroes set to appear — not to mention new additions Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). With so many characters to juggle, the Russo Brothers will have their work cut out for them to balance this thing out — and now we have an inkling as to what the newest additions to the roster will be up to during Civil War.

It's still a rumor, for now, but here we go. POSSIBLE CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR SPOILERS TO FOLLOW!

According to a report at JoBlo, Black Panther (Boseman) will be on his own mission separate from all the Civil War shenanigans, though his efforts will somehow bring him into the fold. He'll apparently wind up fighting alongside Tony Stark in the early going, and one scene will show him using his Vibranium-accented suit to scratch Cap's shield. Since Vibranium comes from Panther's home nation of Wakanda, that makes sense. Judging by the report, it sounds like Black Panther could be a key component in Stark's push to defeat Steve Rogers.

As for Ant-Man (Rudd), it sounds like he'll be taking up one of his character's other aliases (or at least the powers) in Civil War. Per the report, it seems Ant-Man will tap into the Giant Man abilities (reaching about 20 feet in height) to help Captain America take on Tony Stark's faction. Considering how big a role the Giant Man tech played in the Ultimate comics (which inspired a lot of the MCU), it's amazing it took Marvel long for them to introduce the ability. 

Other notes: Falcon will finally get his winged sidekick Redwing, though instead of a bird, he'll have a drone helping to patrol the skies. Captain America will finally start sporting chainmail armor, which is a popular style choice from the comics. Hawkeye's costume will get an upgrade, adding in more purple. Lastly, War Machine will apparently be getting a "tank-style" upgrade this time around. 

Captain America: Civil War opens May 6, 2016.

(Via JoBlo)