Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is shaping up to be one of this year’s biggest movies, and is believed to close out Captain America’s trilogy. If you’re looking to catch up with all of Cap’s previous adventures before this first Phase Three movie opens on May 6, then Fandango has you covered. The site has announced The Ultimate Captain America Marathon, which will allow fans to see five MCU superhero movies in one sitting. Fans will get to see Steve Rogers’ first four adventures, 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers, 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, before a Thursday preview screening of Captain America: Civil War.
We don’t have any specific details about how many theaters will be participating in this marathon, or when exactly it will start. However, judging by the runtimes of all those movies, you’ll most likely have to set aside a whole day to enjoy this movie marathon. We reported yesterday that Captain America: Civil War has a runtime of 146 minutes, which, if confirmed makes it the longest MCU movie ever, just three minutes behind Marvel’s The Avengers. Still, it will be a day well spent, watching this iconic hero in action.
Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps-one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
This adventure splits the main heroes into two distinct groups, Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. Team Cap includes Captain America (Chris Evans), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). Team Iron Man includes Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Vision (Paul Bettany), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and the new character T’challa (Chadwick Boseman), who will make his debut in this movie before starring in Black Panther, set for release on February 16, 2018. Marvel‘s Captain America: Civil War also stars Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross and Daniel Brühl as the villainous Baron Zemo.
Captain America: Civil War will kick off the Marvel Phase Three slate, which is jam-packed with 10 highly-anticipated movies. Following Captain America: Civil War is Doctor Strange, which is currently in production and set for release on November 4, 2016. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is also in production, arriving in theaters on May 5, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018, followed by Avengers: Infinity War Part I on May 3, 2018 and Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018. Rounding out this Phase is Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019), Avengers: Infinity War – Part II (May 3, 2019) and Inhumans (July 12, 2019). Will you be attending this Captain America movie marathon? Visit Fandango to find out if this marathon is playing at a theater near you, and stay tuned for more on Captain America: Civil War.