Captain America: Civil War – The GIF Edition

By Michael Rosa

America is a place where people, cultures and ideas all mix together. It’s only fitting then that Captain America: Civil War features one of the most diverse and plentiful cast of superheroes ever assembled in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Which side will YOU choose: #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan?

As a refresher, the subtitle of the first Captain America film was “The First Avenger.” And that’s true, because without Cap, there would be no Avengers. To continue this theme, Civil War will showcase roughly a dozen Avengers, from crowd favorites to awesome newcomers, in what will be one of the biggest gatherings of superheroes we’ve ever seen together on screen.

But considering Cap’s trademark selflessness, we don’t think he’d mind having all his new friends (and frenemies) make a debut in his third official movie.

Captain America: Civil War

These millennial superheroes aren’t your average civilians, but then, this isn’t your average Civil War.

If the movie is anything like the 2006-2007 Civil War series from Marvel, we can expect action-packed performances.

In the comic, Captain America and Iron Man find themselves on opposite sides of a heated political issue involving the government-required documentation of superheroes. Things get violent and a superhero “civil war” ensues, hence the film’s subtitle.

Here’s who will be fighting starting Friday (when the film opens), and which side they’ll be fighting for.


Steve Rogers/Captain America

Chris Evans returns as Steve Rogers/Captain America, making his sixth appearance in the MCU (well…seventh, if you include a shapeshifting Loki in Thor: The Dark World).

Sharon Carter/Agent 13

Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13 got the jump on Frank Grillo’s Brock Ruslow/Crossbones in The Winter Soldier. Will he seek revenge this time around?

Scott Lang/Ant-Man

Funnyman Paul Rudd joins the cast of Civil War as Scott Lang/Ant-Man to give Team Cap a little help!

Sam Wilson/Falcon

Anthony Mackie returns as Cap’s right-hand (er, wing?) man, Sam Wilson/Falcon.

Clint Barton/Hawkeye

Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Black Widow don’t see eye to eye. Is this Budapest all over again?!

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch

Elizabeth Olson will return as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, whose growing power will make for an interesting clash against Team Iron Man!

Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier

Sebastian Stan returns as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Cap’s long-lost friend/tortured soul – and he’s not very happy with Iron Man, to say the least.


Tony Stark/Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. returns as Iron Man, finding himself on the right side of the law, but on the wrong side of Steve’s fists because of it.

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow

If you can survive Budapest, you can survive a civil war. Scarlett Johansson returns as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, warning Cap of imminent danger on the horizon.

T’Challa/Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman will play Wakanda’s T’Challa/Black Panther, who may have his own agenda that doesn’t coincide with either Avenger, even if the Nubian Prince is aligned with Team Iron Man.

Jim Rhodes/War Machine

Don Cheadle (left) returns as Iron Man’s fellow super-suit operator Jim Rhodes/War Machine. He’ll be the guy responsible for a bunch of explosions and rad aerial tricks.

The Vision

Paul Bettany previously voiced the character of Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S, then transcended into shiny super-android The Vision. He’ll be back for Civil War.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Tom Hollins debuts as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, a vital character in the Civil War comic struggling between following two of his superhero role models – but the trailers point to Team Iron Man.

Which Side Will You Choose?

So there you have it! The cast of Captain America: Civil War will be epic with lots of guaranteed action.

Who knows? This all-star cast of comic book characters might inspire you to create your own film and visual effects, or even get into character creation this summer.

Whether you choose #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan, you’re always welcome to join Team DMA!