Exciting new leaks continues to emerge as we get closer and closer to the release date of Captain America: Civil War. Along with the film being referred to as The Avengers 2.5, it was recently revealed that the first trailer for the highly anticipated movie may be released during the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In regards to how the film is related to The Avengers, the new Captain America movie is being referred to as The Avengers 2.5 for a number of reasons. According to Christian Post, the main reason centers on the fact that many of the characters from The Avengers franchise are set to be included in Captain America: Civil War.
These characters feature the likes of Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany), and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Although these characters will quickly find themselves on opposing sides in the movie, their inclusion should be a big hit with movie goers.
In addition to all of the these superheroes being included in the film, the movie is also being called The Avengers 2.5 because it will serve as link between the second and third Avengers movies. Additionally, the events that unfold during the upcoming film will likely be connected in some way to the storyline in the third Avengers movie.
Meanwhile, along with all of the excitement associated with the movie, fans should be thrilled to learn that the trailer for the movie might be revealed during the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although this news is not official, there have been a few clues that indicate the trailer will be premiered during the movie.
Collider was the first website to break the news concerning the release of the trailer. The news broke after the Russo brothers released two images on their Twitter account. The first photo features an extreme close up of the movie poster for the new Star Wars movie, while the second image includes what appears to be a close up of something related to the Captain America film.
Although this evidence is not conclusive, it does seem to indicate that the directors are hinting that the trailer will be shown in December when the Star Wars movie hits theaters. However, this news concerning the trailer is pure speculation at this point, as the Russo brothers’ Twitter account has yet to be verified.
In addition to the news of a coming trailer, Movie News Guide is also reporting that Captain America will be undergoing an upgrade in the costume department. Although the hero’s shield has been the focus of upgrades through the hit franchise, his costume will be undergoing some change in the next film.
In particular, Captain America will be returning to a more classic look with some chainmail armor. This departure from his more military-based look in past films will bring the character closer to how he appears in the comics, which should be exciting for some of the more loyal comic book fans.
Whether or not the new suit will be a drastic difference is yet to be seen. Hopefully, we will get a better idea as to how Captain America’s new costume will look when the first trailer is finally released during the new Star Wars film.
While fans have a little while to wait before Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016, they may be able to catch a first look at the film when Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres in theaters on December 18, 2015.
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