First Full 'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer Sees Heroes Fighting Heroes
The first full trailer for the upcoming Marvel sequel Captain America: Civil War has finally released, and it's a doozy. In addition to seeing heroes fighting heroes and friendships being tested, it features one very special cameo: Black Panther.
The plot of the Civil War movie is loosely based on the 2006 Marvel event of the same name where Captain America and Iron Man took opposite sides on the registration of superhumans after a horrible tragedy involving unregulated superhuman activity. If that sounds familiar, it's no coincidence. The Civil War movie appears to use the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron as the instigating point with a side of Winter Soldier resolution.
Specifically, the trailer features Captain America (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) helping out a downtrodden Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) as he overcomes ... well, everything. But oversight from what one assumes is the government means that Bucky's on the wrong side of the law, and Steve can't help but help. But Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is all for accountability now, and ultimately it means they come to blows—with heroes like Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) forced to take sides. How Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) fits into all this is a mystery, but he's there, too.
The new Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is also expected to be in the film, though his role is unclear. It's possible that they're saving the reveal for a later date given the popularity of the character. This marks the first time the wall-crawler's made an appearance in a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film, which was only made possible thanks to a deal between Marvel and Sony struck back in February 2015.
One interesting aspect to the trailer? It's depiction of male intimacy, which is often stunted or glossed over at best in films like these. There's several different kinds of friendships depicted with Steve/Tony, Tony/Rhodey, Steve/Sam, and Steve/Bucky all featured. Whether this actually pans out in the movie as a whole remains to be seen, but it's promising.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to release in theaters on May 6, 2016.