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Review Roundup: Captain America: Civil War is killing it in reviews so far

Captain America: Civil War is just a little less than a month away and the full in-depth reviews are in. At the time of this article, the superhero face-off is sitting at a solid 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Instead of writing this the moment reviews went live, we waited three hours to write this article to see how much the score has changed, and it has not moved one percent since the first review came out.

Prior to the embargo on reviews were lifted, initial screenings revealed an overwhelmingly positive reception on Twitter from press that atended the early screening. Most outlets are awarding the film incredibly high scores (as evident by the Rotten Tomatoes score).

Keep in mind, Rotten Tomatoes is an agrigator of reviews that get good scores and bad scores, not all of these outlets gave the movie a 10/10 in order for it to reach a 100% score. Rotten Tomatoes generates it's rating based on how many outlets gave the movie either a "fresh" or "rotten" rating and not the actual score itself.

Below you will find some excerpts from reviews of the film that discuss both the positives and negatives of the film.

The Hollywood Reporter

"… the latest Marvel extravaganza furthers the studio’s cross-pollination of action franchises in a way that’s sure to satisfy devotees. Posing serious questions about violence and vigilantism while reveling in both, Captain America: Civil War is overlong but surprisingly light on its feet. It builds upon the plotlines of previous Avengers outings, bringing together known marquee quantities and introducing the Black Panther and a new Spidey in winning fashion."

No score given

The Wrap

"Directors Anthony and Joe Russo continue to mine their experience with TV comedies, juggling all the members of their superhero family with a playful touch that both informs character interaction and delivers vital breathing room in between battles."

No score given

IGN

"Featuring what's arguably the best ever screen depiction of Spider-Man as well as a cool new hero in Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War can't quite recapture the emotional and cerebral strengths of its predecessor, The Winter Soldier. Its central villain is ultimately lackluster and its final act, while dramatic, lacks the energy and effectiveness of the central action set-piece that assembles the Avengers in instant-classic fashion."

7.8/10

Empire Magazine

"Matching its blockbuster scale and spectacle with the smarts of a great, grown-up thriller, Captain America: Civil War is Marvel Studios’ finest film yet. There. We said it again."

No score given

Uproxx

"Captain America: Civil War feels like a pinnacle for Marvel. Like, I can’t imagine their movies getting any better. This feels like the crescendo. This feels like the movie this series has been building towards for eight years. After all these movies, Marvel earned this fight. This is the best Marvel movie so far. This is not hyperbole. I have my doubts they can make anything better. This is as close as things come to “superhero movie perfection.” This movie made me really happy."

No score given

Forbes

Captain America: Civil War is a good movie, one worth enjoying on the biggest screen you can find, and one that will entertain the hell out of lots of people even as it goes against the grain in some surprising ways. But the film is periodically an exercise in long-form frustration, one which flirts with “The Idea Plot” more often than it should. I’m not sure if this counts as a major problem, but I was shocked at how often I found myself siding with Tony Stark over Steve Rogers.

No score given

Captain America: Civil War debuts in the UK on April 27th and in the USA on May 6th.

Robert Downey Jr. lights up the Eiffel Tower Tony Stark style

With Captain America: Civil War mere weeks away, Robert Downey Jr. appeared in Paris to promote the movie as Tony Stark himself by tinkering with the Eiffel Tower and getting the word out on Team Iron Man. Check it out above!

The fast approaching Civil War event appears to have left our favorite Shell-Head in a bit of a moral bind. Bearing in mind the lack of unity among the Avengers gang as of late, Stark seeks council with the mesmerizing Iron Lady herself in the heart of Paris. 

This latest promotional stunt occurred during the French premiere of Captain America: Civil War, as a thank you to France for its hospitality, as well as all the supporters for Team Iron Man. With this kind of hype, let's see if Team Cap still stands a chance this summer.

Captain America: Civil War releases May 6th!

Marvel Studios' Phase IV will be 'distinctively different' than previous phases

With the start of Marvel Studios' Phase III quickly approaching with next month's Captain America: Civil War, fans have been wondering what lies in store for the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The original plan for this optimistic project was to keep it at three "phases", sections of the films' storytelling that would create an overall anthology to the Marvel mythos. With the acquisition of Spider-Man, as well as the announcement of the Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, the Phase line-up has evolved to make way for new properties and delve into some new territory. The end of Phase III will conclude the underlying "Infinity Gauntlet" story that has been coalescing over the years with Avengers: Infinity War- Parts 1-2. After that, however, the door has officially been left open to continue the series for as long as possible. Marvel Studios excecutive producer, Kevin Feige, had this to say:

“I think there will be a finality to moments of Phase Three, as well as new beginnings, that will mark a different, a very different, a distinctively different, chapter in what will someday be a complete first saga made up of three phases.”

It's still uncertain which films will be featured in the fourth Phase. Both Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. have expressed some interest in returning as Captain America and Iron Man, but its more likely the studio will attempt to dig deeper into the worlds of some of the more recent additions to their intellectual properties. It's possible Phase IV will include a sequel to the recently titled, Spider-Man: Homecoming, especially considering how hard the studio fought to finally have the beloved web-slinger in their ranks, and its definitely possible that we'll see sequels to the upcoming films Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel. The only film that may be a certainty as of late would be the first movie featuring the superhero alien descendants, The Inhumans, which has officially been delayed thanks to Disney's newly announced projects and Phase IV may be the next available slot.

Captain America: Civil War releases May 6th!

Doctor Strange releases November 4th!

Sorry, this awesome Iron Man themed Xbox One can't be purchased, but it can be won

It appears as though the feud between Iron Man and Captain America from the upcoming Civil War film has burrowed itself into every facet of life, including gaming.

While an obvious ploy to hype up Captain America: Civil War, this "Stark Industries designed" Xbox One is freaking awesome. The white Xbox One console and matching controller have been adorned with slight design variations, as well as an arc reactor. 

Unfortunately, this console cannot be purchased, but it can be won.

Only three of these consoles exist and they are being given away through Xbox France's social media accounts. Whether a Captain America themed Xbox One is coming has yet to be seen, maybe it will never come. Who knows, we might get a Captain America themed PS4 instead.

Spider-Man Reboot Starring Tom Holland Has An Official Title

Everyone freaked out over the announcement of Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with a rebooted franchise. For a little over a year now Marvel has been very silent on what exactly the new standalone film will be about. All we know is the film will center around a teenage Peter Parker who is about 15 or 16 years old and that's pretty much it, even the film was untitled! Now, we have our first look at the logo and title for the film!

The upcoming Spider-Man movie will be titled 'Spider-Man: Homecoming", which was actually accidentally revealed last week, whoops! Not many more details were revealed sadly, but it won't be too much longer until we can see the web-swinger's MCU debut on the big screen when we see him in Captain America: Civil War on May 6th.

But, what does the title mean? Is it a cheeky way of them saying Spider-Man is back at home with Marvel or is it a Spider-Man movie about a homecoming dance? I seriously hope it's the former, because I am not sure if I could watch a two hour movie about Spider-Man at homecoming.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will release July 7th, 2017 and will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May.

Early Captain America: Civil War Critic Reactions Are Overwhelmingly Positive

Last night the first press screening for Marvel's highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War debuted with many people saying it's the best Marvel film yet. Fans will have to suffice with these Twitter reactions as proper reviews for the film won't be allowed until after April 13th when the film is shown for more members of the press.

So, what exactly has everyone buzzing? For starters, Spider-Man and that airport battle that we have seen so much of in the trailers.

Micheal Keaton in talks for main villain in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

According to a report from Variety, Marvel and Sony are speaking with Michael Keaton to cast him as the villain in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming. There's no word on who he will be playing, but there have been some rumors floating around about Vulture being the primary villain in the film.

For those unfamiliar with Vulture, he is a psychotic old man who gets a high-tech suit with wings that allows him to fly. Michael Keaton fits the look of the crazy old man (no offense to Michael Keaton) as seen in the comics and cartoons, so this is absolutely perfect casting. Not to mention all the flying animals he has played in the past (Birdman).

This isn't the first time Sony has attempted to put the delusional old man on screen. Back when Sam Rami was directing the Spider-Man films, he had the idea of doing Vulture for Spider-Man 4 and casting Ben Kingsley to play the character. Sadly, the ideas for this script were canned after the critical reception of Spider-Man 3.

What do you think of the casting if it's real? Would you have prefered another actor to play Vulture or maybe an entirely different villain instead of Vulture? Let us know in the comments.

Spider-Man: Homecoming releases July 7th, 2017 and will star Tom Holland in the leading role alongside Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. The wall-crawler will have his on-screen debut in the MCU next month when Captain America: Civil War releases on May 6th, 2016.

Captain America: Civil War TV spot has Spider-Man catching Winter Soldier's punch

Our first glimpse of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War came in the film's second official trailer and left the community divided. Some thought his costume was great, others thought it was awful and some couldn't get past his voice.

Whatever side you fall on, it doesn't really matter. Tom Holland's version of Spider-Man is in Captain America: Civil War and there's nothing we can do about it. Luckily, a new TV spot for the movie has revealed a bit more Spider-Man than we previously saw.

Unfortunately, the TV spot is in extra grainy quality – hopefully to be replaced by something better soon. Check out Spider-Man catching Bucky's punch.

Avengers: Infinity War Could Be Dangerous For Certain Characters

Speaking in an interview with Hey U Guys, directors of the upcoming Captain America: Civil War Anthony and Joe Russo spoke about some of the fates of out favorite Marvel heroes in their next film Avengers: Infinity War.

"Look, we are moving into a phase now in the storytelling where, when we bring Captain America's story forward from Civil War, it's going to be into Avengers: Infinity War," said Anthony Russo. "That's the next chapter, so to speak, in this specific story, and there's been no talk of where we go beyond that yet. Those are two gigantic movies that are intended to be the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. There's going to be storytelling that happens in those films that we haven't seen yet in the MCU, so who's to say what the condition of the characters are at that point? Who even makes it to that movie to begin with, but who makes it out of those movies is anybody's guess at this point."

It's safe to say we will see some fan favorites kick the bucket, especially after that dream sequence in Avengers: Age of Ultron with the Avengers lying dead in a corpse pile. The only question is, who will make it out of the cosmic war stretching across the galaxy? Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 releases May 4th, 2018 and Part 2 releases May 3rd, 2019.

Captain America: Civil War releases on May 6th and is already receiving critical acclaim.

Iron Man will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming

A large majority of us haven't even seen Spider-Man's MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War but we are already getting details about his new standalone film thanks to some reports from various sources.

According to Variety, Iron Man will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but the details of his role remain a mystery at this time. This doesn't come as a major surprise knowing that the web-slinger is on Team Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, but it does make you wonder how much screentime the egotistical Tony Stark will get.

In additional news, we reported earlier this week that Michael Keaton was in talks to play the antagonist in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but it would appear that is no longer the case. The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit reports Michael Keaton is "not doing Spider-Man. Talks never got past the offer stage.". It's sad to hear that Keaton won't get to continue to his tradition of playing birds, but I am sure Marvel will have no trouble finding someone else to play the villain.