The Disney and Marvel Studios mark the start of the May movie season and ranks as Cinema Magic’s No. 1 superhero title of all time in terms of advance ticket sales and bookings.
Anthony and Joe Russo’s Captain America: Civil War is poised to ring in high style with a debut approaching, if not crossing full capacity in all cinemas at Metroplex Shopping Mall Naalya.
Civil War is bigger in scope than the two previous stand-alone Captain America films, and sees the Avengers crew fractured into opposing factions when the government wants to intervene and control the superheroes. One group is led by Captain America (Chris Evans), the other by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).
Spider-Man, played by newcomer Tom Holland, also appears in the film, which is tipped to score one of the top five openings of all time domestically, joining an elite club alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million), Jurassic World ($208.8 million), The Avengers ($207.4 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million) and Iron Man 3 ($174 million).
It’s proving to be another victory for Disney, parent company of Marvel and Lucasfilm (home of Star Wars). Between those companies and its own live-action studio (The Jungle Book) and animation powerhouses, Disney Animation Studios (Zootopia) and Pixar, Disney is turning out one hit after another.
Civil War currently boasts a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. (If that holds, it will be the best-reviewed Marvel film to date.)
Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Martin Freeman, William Hurt and Daniel Bruhl also star.