Marvel has to be feeling pretty good these days. Deadpool, the raucous, rightly celebrated hit of the month, was a surprisingly fresh take on the superhero structure, and ended up having one of Marvel’s best opening weekends. The success of Tim Miller‘s film should offer a nice roll-out for the megaton hit that will be Captain America: Civil War, the third in the Captain America franchise, which will arrive on May 6th in theaters nationwide. To celebrate that film’s release, Empire Magazine has created cover art and a cover story about the film, and the magazine just released the cover image for everyone to get a look at. Not surprisingly, the image focuses on the man gifted with superhero strength, ability, and durability and the man who has used his intellect to create his own godliness. Whether or not the film will pick up on these themes is yet to be seen.
Check out the Empire Magazine cover for Captain America: Civil War:
Here’s the official synopsis for Captain America: Civil War:
Marvel’s “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.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars 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 and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.
Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.