By Travis Martin
Within Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, the Avengers are usually the ones that are counted on when it comes to saving the world. Now, with what is shown in a new trailer, that may not be the case in Captain America: Civil War. In the film, we see the Avengers, still reeling from the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, become involved in another catastrophic international incident. This forces the world governments to enact an act that makes superheroes answer to the government. This act splits the Avengers between the anti-registration Captain America (Chris Evans) and the pro-registration Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), forcing Cap and his side to go on the run and fight their former teammates.
Now, as we see in the trailer, besides superheroes registering with the government, it appears another main conflict between Captain America and the government is what to do with former hydra assassin and Cap’s childhood friend Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). In my opinion, the trailer also shows more about the conflict with the Winter Soldier and more on Captain America, meaning that Cap is the main character as the title suggests. The struggle between both sides can also be seen, especially when it shows War Machine (Don Cheadle) is down and in Iron Man’s arms, unconscious (or dead?).
Speaking of action, there appear to be great fight scenes, especially between Iron Man agains Captain America and the Winter Soldier. I also like that they introduced the first real-life look at Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) in action for some of the scenes. But I am interested to see what Spiderman (Tom Holland) and Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl) look like.
But I do hope that they show both sides of the conflict, specifically with what Iron Man does during the Civil War. In the comics of Marvel’s Civil War event, Tony Stark would become so desperate to stop Cap that he would recruit super villains to hunting down heroes and placing them in prison. I really hope that they show that.
This film will also star Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Anthony Mackie (the Falcon), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), and William Hurt (General Theodore ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross). Captain America: Civil War will release May 6, 2016.