Civil War and Doctor Strange: Marvel Invades D23 Expo

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The wait is over my friends. At D23 in Anaheim, CA, Disney and Marvel unveiled the first official footage and trailer for Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. Earlier this year when Marvel announced they would not be attending San Diego Comic-Con, fans of the MCU films were left in the dust wanting something to geek out on–all while DC and Warner Bros. stole the show at the annual summer pop-culture mecca. This left Marvel fans to wait for the biennial D23 Expo, where they were not disappointed.

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Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, led off the presentation with a glimpse into the world of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” featuring  a video greeting by Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as the title character, followed by a pre-production piece that offered fans a taste of the look and feel of the upcoming  film, opening in U.S. theaters on October 26, 2016.

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Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” marched into D23 EXPO with an introduction by its producer, Kevin Feige. To the delight of the audience, Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie showed up on stage to help Feige show never-seen-before footage from the movie. Before the footage rolled, Feige revealed that there was a special “Easter egg” for fans to find: it was aptly a nod to D23 EXPO.

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Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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The movie stars a plethora of talented actors: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Tom Holland, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony & Joe Russo and produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serve as executive producers and the screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in the U.S. on May 6, 2016.

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So until we get the official trailer release, what do you think of the all the MCU news? Excited or disappointed? Tell us in the comments below or on our Twitter and Facebook pages!

by Erik Lucas @erikdlucas

all images courtesy Marvel and Disney

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Erik has covered the gadget/tech world for more than 6 years, attending CES and other major industry events. More recently, he has covered the crazy world of pop-culture and comic-book life, attending almost every convention in the So-Cal area--even the little ones. He has an unhealthy obsession with collectibles, and an even unhealthier one with Netflix.
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