‘Captain America: Civil War’ Spider-Man & Black Panther Shine in Early Reviews; Called ‘Great,’ ‘Phenomenal’


“Captain America: Civil War” is the first movie in Marvel’s Phase Three and new reports suggest that the movie is quite good and has made Marvel studios happy. The newly introduced characters have also been favourably received.

Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death has learned from those who attended test screenings of an unfinished version of “Civil War” that the movie directed by Anthony and Joe Russo is so good that Marvel has been showing it to many.

Faraci talks about the recently rebooted Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, who is introduced in “Captain America: Civil War” as well as Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther. “I have been told that Spider-Man is great, and that the film doesn’t waste time on retelling his origin. We all get it, and the movie just moves along. I’ve been told that Black Panther is phenomenal, and that Chadwick Boseman is a major addition to the MCU,” Faraci says.

Spider-Man is a very popular Marvel comics character, one that has been unfortunately rebooted thrice within a span of a few years that had various versions. Toby Maguire played Spidey in three films directed by Sam Raimi and Andrew Garfield portrayed the friendly neighbourhood superhero in two movies directed by Marc Webb. Now, 19-year-old Tom Holland will play a teenage version of the character onscreen alongside the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and Scarlet Witch.

It’s intriguing that Marvel is still keeping their new Spider-Man under wraps. Perhaps they have made some radical alterations to the character or his looks and were apprehensive about fan reactions.

As for Black Panther, this is the character’s first big screen appearance but the fact that test screening audiences found him ‘phenomenal’ is saying a lot. A solo “Black Panther” feature is to be directed by “Creed” director Ryan Coggler.

Faraci also mentions that “Civil War” feels very much like a third Captain America movie despite having many Avengers in the mix; that “it truly focuses on Cap and Bucky.” He also mentioned that the movie will be emotionally and physically brutal and the opposition between Captain America and Iron Man will be devastating for the characters.

“Captain America: Civil War” releases on April 29, 2016 in Australia.

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