Earlier this week we learned that Warner Bros. screened sizzle reels for both "Suicide Squad" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" during their presentation at CineEurope. Now, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, we know that Disney has done something similar for two of the films on their Marvel slate: "Captain America: Civil War" and "Doctor Strange."
Unlike the analogous Warner Bros. presentation, THR actually has a brief rundown of the "Civil War" footage screened at the event. The site says that the footage "highlighted the on-screen friction between Captain America and Iron-Man." Co-director Joe Russo also spoke at the event, adding that the film's plot revolves around the "collateral damage" and loss of life caused by actions taken by the Avengers. Additionally, Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. dropped a fairly obvious tease, saying, "The name 'Civil War' implies there are sides."
"Captain America: Civil War" has been filming in Atlanta for a while now, but production on Marvel's other 2016 film -- "Doctor Strange" -- is just now ramping up. While no footage was screened from the film, since it doesn't exist, those in attendance did see "artist impressions of Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role." Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige also complimented the lead actor in a video message, saying that Cumberbatch offers a "complicated emotional structure" to the role.
While the report is light on new details regarding "Civil War," Disney's CineEurope presentation does debunk the rumor that Marvel Studios is forgoing a big Hall H presentation at San Diego's Comic Con International because they don't have footage to show. There is "Civil War" footage ready to screen, and it seems more likely than ever that Marvel is holding off to debut it during Disney's D23 Expo in August.
"Captain America: Civil War" opens on May 6, 2016; "Doctor Strange" appears in theaters on November 4, 2016.