Captain America: Civil War is going to take off from where Avengers: Age of Ultron left, confirm the film's director-duo Anthony and Joe Russo. During a recent interview, they shed some light on how the eagerly-awaited superhero film begins.

"We like to say that the amount of time that has passed in between films is the amount of time that has passed in the movies," Russo told ComicBook. "So, it's about that amount time. We find Cap leading the Avengers. He's tutoring or mentoring Scarlet Witch in the beginning of the movie and bringing her into the fold."

The director also teased that the heroes will be seen in action right at the start of the film, before sharing how the events from Age of Ultron affect the storyline of Captain America 3.

"We find them on a mission at the start of the film. The effect that Ultron has had on everyone certainly is central to the storytelling of the movie. It's very strong. We're dealing with issues of collateral damage, imperialism, what rights do super heroes have to pursue villains across borders. It's very politically minded. Cap's dealing with all of that at the beginning."

At the end of Age of Ultron, the new Avengers roster consisted of Cap, Vision, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Black Widow and Falcon. Captain America: Civil War opens in theatres on 6 May 2016.