The Marvel Cinematic Universe is at a crucial turning point right now. On one hand, the studio is preparing to release a number of big sequels, like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok. But Marvel is gearing up to debut plenty of solo movies, too, including November’s Doctor Strange and next summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
And all of this is happening in the midst of the events of Captain America: Civil War, which saw the Avengers torn apart from the inside. Narratively, Marvel’s creative team has a lot to play with, from Hulk’s disappearance in Age of Ultron to Captain America’s decision to rescue Bucky. Not to mention the threat of Thanos perpetually looming.
In Captain America: Civil War, the culmination of the MCU came to a head when Captain America and Iron Man clashed over the Sokovia Accords, a set of documents that essentially said people with enhanced abilities would be controlled by the government; Cap was against it, while Iron Man was for it. If you saw the film you already know how this goes.
This Tuesday, the film is being released on Blu-ray, complete with plenty of fantastic extras. Marvel has released some of the content already, like the gag reel and the sneak peek at Doctor Strange, but there’s plenty more to keep viewers entertained, too. From audio commentary from directors Joe and Anthony Russo to a wonderful “making of” featurette, the extra content is well worth picking up the Blu-ray.
If anything, viewers should get a kick out of the “United We Stand, Divided We Fall” behind-the-scenes, which explores how Marvel chose the team and what it was like to introduce Black Panther and Civil War to the MCU; incidentally, both characters will star in their own solo films, beginning with Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7, 2017.
Some of the other extras on the home release includes an exploration of the characters of Captain America and Iron Man, from their first appearances in the MCU, to their epic showdown in Civil War.
Here’s what the bonus features offer:
Bonus features include*: DIGITAL HD/3D & BLU-RAY:
United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & Part 2 – As the tension mounts, sides are chosen and lines drawn. Learn more about the characters on each side—from Captain America and Iron Man to the latest recruits. In this complete behind-the-scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga, we’ll examine their stories through exclusive footage and interviews and discover just what went into selecting the Super Hero teams, filming the epic action sequences and introducing Black Panther and Spider-Man to the MCU.
Captain America: The Road to Civil War – Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority.
Iron Man: The Road to Civil War – From Gulmira to Sokovia, delve into the development and evolution of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Gag Reel – Break the tension of this high-stakes conflict with some hilarious outtakes featuring the lighter side of your favorite Super Heroes.
Deleted & Extended Scenes – Check out never-before-seen footage that didn’t make the final cut of “Captain America: Civil War.”
Audio Commentary – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely deliver scene-by-scene insight and explain the storytelling challenges they faced creating the third installment of the Captain America franchise.
Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Exclusive Sneak Peek – Go behind and beyond the scenes as Doctor Strange makes his journey to the big screen.
*Bonus features may vary by retailer. The DVD does not include any bonus materials.
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