It appears that Nigerian urban life as experienced in Lagos State Nigeria is the inspiration for a scene in a major upcoming American blockbuster movie, Captain America: Civil War.
On Friday, May 15, 2015, behind the scenes photos emerged showing an urban African set that is undoubtedly meant to be Lagos. This is clear from the yellow buses with black stripes, what Nigerians call ‘Danfo’. The brilliant set design by Ronald R.Reiss complete with Nigerian looking extras making the whole scene look just like Oshodi terminus in Lagos.
In the pictures, Anthony Mackie as Falcon is standing on a roof, while Black Widow drives by on a motorcycle and Captain America played by Steve Rogers leaps across cars and flips over the roof of a Danfo. There’ only one thing they got wrong: those Danfos are too pristine, they should have had a few dents here and there.
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on May 6, 2016.