The new trailer for Captain America: Civil War received more views in 24 hours than the entire population of Italy, smashing the previous Marvel record held by Avengers: Age of Ultron. Getting down to numbers, Coming Soon reports that the trailer received more than 61 million views in a day, dwarfing the previous Marvel record of 34 million views.
It turns out that 61 million is also the population of Italy, according to Worldometers, which officially puts the anticipation levels for the next chapter in the Captain America universe through the stratosphere.
The all-time record holder for most trailer views in a day is actually held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens–another movie under the Disney umbrella. The trailer for the highly anticipated film received 128 million views in 24 hours.
Though Star Wars does mean a lot to me, this isn’t the topic I’m looking for at the moment.
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) November 30, 2015
Judging by the trailer, this movie acts almost like an Avengers 2.5. There’s glimpses of Black Panther, Hawkeye, Scarlett Witch, and War Machine in the scenes, but there’s also been reports that Spider-man will make an appearance in the film thanks to a report from Cinemablend.
— We Got This Covered (@wgtc_site) November 30, 2015
Regardless of what happens in the future, audiences are too focused on what’s going down now in the Captain America saga. Judging by the trailer, the world’s superheros are now being scrutinized for their actions, and a system of accountability is desired to keep Captain America and the Avengers in check.
Iron Man believes that they do need to set up accountability, while Captain America clearly disagrees. The action in the trailer culminates in an extra-epic scene where Captain America and Bucky Barnes both put an excruciating beat-down on Iron Man in the closing seconds.
— Toylab (@ToylabHQ) November 25, 2015
Regardless of what happens in this movie, there are plans for two more Avengers movies slated to come out on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 respectively. They will have the two-part title of Avengers: Infinity War, and will star Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans as Iron Man and Captain America.
As a whole, Disney has mopped Hollywood’s proverbial floor lately, and I’m not talking about the massive overhaul of Hollywood Studios, one of my favorite parks in Walt Disney World.
Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and the Walt Disney Animation Studios are all performing well with some big movies expected to come out in the coming months and years.
Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur just brought in $56.6 million during the Thanksgiving Weekend, and Inside Out, Pixar’s other 2015 film, grossed over $851 million worldwide earlier in the year.
This is all building to one of the most anticipated films of recent memory, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which comes out on December 18.
One thing’s for certain, it’s great to be a fan of movies, and more specifically, superhero movies. On the other side of the superhero universe, Batman vs. Superman comes out on March 25, 2016–a similar idea to the Captain America plot where two superheros with differing perspectives face off against each other.
The Captain America: Civil War trailer did break the Marvel record for views in 24 hours, but I have a feeling that the record will soon be broken again by either Avengers: Infinity War Part One, or Thor: Ragnarok. It’s a great time to be a movie fan.
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