Everybody’s talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens these days, but if you have a moment to spare, perhaps you’ll enjoy watching the new international trailer for Captain America: Civil War released on Monday, as previously reported by Complex. It shows a lot of new footage, for starters.
Compared to the official Captain America: Civil War trailer released last month, the international version is more focused on the political conflict involved in the impending battle between Team Iron Man and Team Captain America. The Civil War international trailer shows some new footage of Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) as well. One powerful scene shows Tony Stark clad in his Iron Man suit sans the helmet while standing alongside War Machine (Don Cheadle). Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the newly-introduced Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) share some of the spotlight as well.
The new trailer kicked off by showing Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) giving Captain America (Chris Evans) the lowdown on the new government initiative to regulate superhuman activity. Said initiative divided the Avengers into two opposing factions, the first one led by Captain America (team that opposes government interference) and the second one by Iron Man (team that supports the government initiative to oversee superheroes).
Fearing what this government ruling would lead to, Steve Rogers goes on to enlist other superheroes – most notably Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) – to aid him in his covert mission to oppose the regulation. Unfortunately for him, Tony Stark is in favor of the initiative, causing a rift between the two friends which will eventually led to a cataclysmic battle between two superhero factions.
The all-out war between Team Captain America and Team Iron Man is brimming with ethical and philosophical considerations that potentially add more layers into the film’s plot. In the trailer, Black Widow threw Captain America a loaded question: “Do you really wanna punch your way out of this?” Captain America, as everyone knows, is not someone who backs down from a fight, especially when he knows in his heart that he’s fighting the good fight. The prospect of fighting an all-out war against Black Widow and Iron Man is likely tearing him apart, but at least this time he’ll get to fight alongside his best friend Bucky Barnes again. What makes Captain America: Civil War more interesting than most superhero films is that it’s not a fight between good and evil. It’s rather more complicated than that.
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War opens in U.S. theaters on May.
This new trailer noticeably didn’t include the chilling clip showing Captain America and Winter Soldier hammering Iron Man in a two-against-one battle, but we do see some new footage showing Stark in his most vulnerable moments. To top it off, the trailer gives Black Panther a lot of screen time, which is fitting considering the strong media push for diversity these days.
Captain America: Civil War is an adaptation of the Marvel Civil War storyline from the comics, one of the most popular event books in the history of the Marvel.
In the months leading up to the cinematic release of Captain America: Civil War, social media users are asking each other the question: Team Iron Man or Captain America? Most people responded with a straight answer (Iron Man or Captain America), but as is the case on the internet, some chose to be witty and creative in their response.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to be released in North America on May 6, 2016.
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