Captain America: Civil War trailer pits Iron Man against the Stars and Stripes
The first Captain America: Civil War trailer was released today, and not under the guise of a movie theatrical release with, say, an epic space opera. Nor did it arrive amidst a popular holiday in the middle of a popular sports event, like an NFL football game on Thanksgiving. No, instead it came during a talk show, a late night talk show on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Check it out below:
From what is shown in this trailer, it seems that this civil war is more intimate and more personal for Cap (Chris Evans) and centers around his friendship with Bucky (Sebastian Stan) and what he would do to protect him, even though we know there’s more to it than that.
Bucky, Steve Rogers’ best friend, aka the Winter Soldier, seems to have gained most if not all of his memory back. Some other Avengers make an appearance in the trailer, including Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and the Falcon (Anthony Mackie), as well as one Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman).
The surprise trailer also looks to be a better balance between the drama and the action, whereas Avengers: Age of Ultron suffered from feeling too overdone with the CGI effects and action sequences. As much as people say they love the action, one can’t deny the character development and the relationships make it a more well-rounded story.
It doesn’t mean that Civil War doesn’t have to worry. Its predecessor, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has unarguably been the best movie that Marvel has put out between phases 1 and 2, so fans are already expecting and wanting something to best both Captain America and Avengers films. Judging by the trailer, this movie has that potential.
“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.”