The gods over at Marvel blessed us with the premiere of the first full-length trailer for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War last night on Jimmy Kimmel. It’s the brooding culmination of two phases worth of movies that will finally see Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) taking ideologically opposing sides and heading to war over whether or not heroes should have to register with the government.
Oh, and this shit:
It’s hero against hero in this next Marvel extravaganza, but even though the base plot is finally out in the open, there’s still some questions and easter eggs to go over.
6. What did (or didn’t) Bucky do to become a “wanted man”?
The trailer starts off with The Winter Soldier (aka Bucky Barnes) hooked to a vice like he was at the end of Ant-Man. We know he’s committed crimes in the past, but something big has the government concerned about superheroes running around unchecked; but Bucky claims he’s innocent. Was this catastrophe a set-up?
5. Who’s the man handing Cap the Superhuman Registration Act?
Now that S.H.I.E.L.D. is out of the picture (at least for the time being), the actual government has its nose in heroes’ business. The man giving Cap his ultimatum is General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, the only returning character from The Incredible Hulk movie back in Phase 1. He’ll most likely pass down the Superhuman Registration Act as a way to keep Cap and others in line so they can be held responsible for destruction and damage.
4. What role will Black Panther play?
HE’S FINALLY HERE!! Wakanda’s native son, T’Challa The Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, is finally set to make his debut in Civil War. From the very short snippets we do get of him in action, it appears that he’s fighting with Iron Man, meaning that he’s *for* superhero registration. As the leader of the world’s most advanced civilization, it would make sense for The Panther to side with a power player like Tony Stark. All those questions melt away once T’Challa kicks Bucky Barnes in the face, though.
3. What happened to War Machine?
Near the end of this trailer, there’s a shot of Iron Man holding a battle-damaged (and possibly unconscious?) James Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle). Is Marvel averse to having more than three Black men on screen at once like The Walking Dead?
2. Where’s Nick Fury?
Since S.H.I.E.L.D.’s severe downsizing (they’re based out of one of Tony Stark’s upstate NY warehouses), Nick Fury’s been on the run for answers. He showed up in Age of Ultron for a quick pep talk, but he’s nowhere to be found in this trailer. Will he be back in action again?
1. Where’s Spider-Man?
Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man is also tapped to make his debut in Civil War, and some people are convinced they’ve found him in the trailer. Is that red speck Falcon is flying past Spidey in a prototype costume? Or maybe it’s just Ant-Man? Either way, we can’t wait to have Spider-Man’s origin story rehashed yet again!