It’s the trailer that broke the internet (next to Star Wars)! Marvel fans have been clamoring for any footage they could get for the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As usual, Marvel has kept everything close to the vest and not giving anything away.
When we last left Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Age of Ultron, after saving the world once again from Ultron and the fallen city-state of Sokovia, Captain America assembled a new team of Avengers. Along with founding member Black Widow, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Falcon made up the new team to defend the world. Once the titles were revealed for Phase 3 of the MCU, Captain America’s next installment would bring a famous story line to the silver screen.
First premiering on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, November 24th and seen by millions over and over since then, here is the first teaser trailer for Captain America: Civil War
After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, another international incident involving Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Avengers results in collateral damage, prompting politicians to form a system of accountability for our heroes. This form of political interference causes a rift, which results in fracturing the team into two opposing factions – one led by Captain America who wishes to operate without regulation, and one led by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) who supports the government oversight. Meanwhile, they still must protect the world from a new enemy.
From early art work, trailer, and clues from the previous Avengers and Ant-Man films, Team Captain America consists of: Captain America, Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Ant Man (Paul Rudd). This team faces off against Team Iron Man: Iron Man leading War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision (Paul Bettany), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and new Marvel cast member Chadwick Boseman playing T’Challa/Black Panther.
From the preview, it seems we pick up after the post-credits scene of Ant-Man, where we see Cap and Falcon locate a trapped Bucky Barnes and he remembers his old friend. Unfortunately, Bucky is being hunted and Steve does everything he can to protect his old friend while dealing with the Sokovia Accords (the document taking the place of the original Registration Act from the comics). Iron Man seems to have been brought in to diffuse the situation but it doesn’t stop Cap and leads to the former allies battling once another. By the end of the preview, with Cap feeling he had no other choice because Bucky is his friend and Tony stating so was he, this film could have serious impact on the Avengers.
We get a better look at the Black Panther’s outfit and seeing him in action and it looks incredible. What we don’t get a look at is Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and what role he could play. Knowing Marvel, they will keep that under wraps and not give anything away until the film is released. Personally, this looks more exciting than DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Captain America: Civil War will be released on May 6, 2016.