Captain America and Falcon, along with a restrained Winter Soldier, appeared at the end of Ant-Man, for those smart enough to hang around after the movie. That scene basically gave us the beginning of Captain America: Civil War, due in May, 2016.
Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie showed up at the Disney D23 Expo on Saturday to give people a look at how Captain America: Civil War is coming together. The trailer hasn’t been released to the public, but The Huffington Post gave fans a rundown of what they saw.
“The footage opens with a fight between the new Avengers and Crossbones. Crossbones gets in some hits on Captain America. But c’mon. He’s the Cap. The Avengers end up winning the fight. There’s a moment similar to the post-credit scene of Ant-Man, with the Winter Soldier, aka Bucky, and Captain America getting all sentimental. We get a hint of the conflict between Iron Man and Cap, with Tony Stark saying, ‘Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth.’ Next comes flashing shots of various superheroes. The Vision is in street clothes, and Chadwick Boseman debuts as Black Panther. After some shots of “powerful beings” running at each other, the footage ends with Ant-Man geeking out after meeting Cap.”
Captain America: Civil War might as well be called Avengers 3. The Civil War storyline of the comics brought in a huge amount of superheroes to square off against each other. Expect Captain America’s perspective as the hero to remain in focus, despite Iron Man playing a major role. Captain America or Falcon may even get Winter Soldier to remember that he was once Bucky, if he didn’t already realize it himself by the end of Captain America: Winter Soldier.
As for the relationship of the trio, Anthony Mackie told MTV of the bonds between them.
“The relationship between the three characters is more so a bond of kindred friendship. My respect for Cap helps me to help him find Bucky because I know how much that means to him, knowing where he’s come from and everything and what he’s gone through to this point. It’s more so of an understanding and respect than it is three guys chumming around having a good time.”
Captain America was the one readers were most likely to sympathize with in the clash of superheroes. This could have been named Iron Man: Civil War, after all. It might be cool if that movie takes place, perhaps from Tony Stark’s perspective, and with a different end result.
Anyway, Captain America, Falcon, and the Winter Soldier will feature prominently. Audiences should also expect to catch glimpses of Black Panther, and Spider-Man. They will both be getting solo films in the future, and Marvel has to keep Captain America connected to everything Marvel is cooking up. Spider-Man was mentioned in Ant-Man, and Avengers: Age of Ultron took viewers to Black Panther’s homeland, where they got to meet his greatest rival.
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