'Captain America: Civil War' Footage Sends D23 Into Frenzy

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War broke out at D23 Saturday, where footage from Captain America: Civil War debuted.

Chris Evans (Captain America) and Anthony Mackie (Falcon) flew in from Germany, where the film is completing its final week of shooting.

"It's so good. I love it," said a giddy Evans before the footage showed. It began with Falcon and Black Widow working with Captain America to take down Crossbones (Frank Grillo) in a crowded urban environment.

"You know, he remembered you. Your pal, your buddy, your Bucky," says Crossbones to a confused Cap.

It cuts to a speech from General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt), who lectures Cap in Avengers headquarters.

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"The world owes you an unpayable debt. A lot great many people see you as a hero," says Ross. "There are some who prefer the word vigilante. People are afraid."

The biggest applause came from this line from Iron Man to Captain America, who are arguing about the ethics of being a superhero: "Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth.

Feige also teased Doctor Strange, with a video message from Benedict Cumberbatch.

"He's an extraordinary character and brings in a whole other dimension ...; multiple dimensions to the marvel universe." He said it will be a "mind-blowing" experience.

Feige showed concept art from Doctor Strange, which included narration from director Scott Derrickson.


"He's go on a quest looking for healing. Looking for a way to recover. He meets the Ancient One, who begins helping him on the path of healing, and that turns into much more," Derrickson said.

Doctor Strange hits theaters Nov. 4, 2016 and also stars Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Captain America: Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo are directing Civil War, before they transition to Avengers: Infinity War Part I (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War Part II (2019).

Civil War is set to pit a team of anti-superhero registration heroes led by Captain America (Evans) against pro-registration forces led by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Heroes slated to appear in the big brawl also include The Falcon (Mackie), The Vision (Paul Bettany) Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and MCU newcomers Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman).

Non superheroes who are among the sprawling cast include Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp from Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt from Incredible Hulk). Two key Marvel figures who have not been announced are Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders).

The post-credit sequence in Ant-Man featured footage culled from Civil War, and showed Captain America and Falcon debating what to do with a trapped Winter Soldier.

Captain America: Civil War hits May 6, 2016.

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