Marvel has dropped a major surprise, releasing the first trailer for ‘Captain America: Civil War’ online without any build-up, giving us our first substantial look at next year’s Marvel offering.
This is a full trailer and not a tease, giving us a glimpse of the action, the story and Chadwick Boseman’s new superhero Black Panther. Sadly, there’s no hint yet of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Check it out above.
The trailer opens with and focuses on Chris Evans’ Captain America and Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes, who appears to have put his murky past as The Winter Soldier behind him.
We transition to William Hurt’s General ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross setting up the basic plot, telling Cap that some of the world sees him and his ilk as heroes, but others see them as vigilantes. “You’ve operated with unlimited power and no supervision, and that’s something the world can no longer tolerate.”
He also hands him a stack of papers with “The Sokovia Accords” written across it and the United Nations symbol beneath that. This is likely setting out the new way of things Cap opposes and Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man supports.
We then hear Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow warning Cap before Downey Jr makes his first appearance, telling Rogers: “Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth.”
We then see some action and glimpses of Black Panther, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch Don Cheadle’s War Machine before some final dialogue. Cap says: “Sorry Tony, you know I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t have a choice, but he’s my friend.”
“So was I,” replies Stark.
The trailer does not show us Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man, Paul Bettany’s Vision, Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter or villains Crossbones, played by Frank Grillo, or Baron Zemo, played by Daniel Bruhl. As mentioned, there’s no sign of Spider-Man either.
Still plenty of time though between now and the 29 April 2016, when Anthony and Joe Russo finally release their anticipated sequel.
Picture Credits: Marvel Studios.