First ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer and Poster Reveal Explosive Marvel …

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6 things you may have missed in the ‘Captain America: Civil War’ trailer.

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. will be returning to the big screen as Captain America and Iron Man, who will be facing off in the upcoming superhero sequel. The new trailer for Captain America: Civil War has dropped, showing the first footage of the true-blue hero breaking from the powers that be, and turning against the man in the metal suit: Iron Man. And after the city-state of Sokovia was ripped from the Earth in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the governments of the world have forged accords that would require all would-be heroes to prove their goodwill by working under strict oversight. Questions swirl around Marvel’s May 6, 2016 follow-up to Captain America: Winter Soldier — especially since it borrows its subtitle from one of the most popular comic book arcs of the past decade. Steve Rogers, who in Captain America: The Winter Soldier discovered S.H.I.E.L.D. was corrupt at the top, has no faith left in bureaucracy and government.

The movie is based on Marvel Comics’ crossover story in 2006 which features a faceoff between the two superheroes who are in a rift regarding national security and saving humanity. Tony Stark, whose recklessness unleashed Ultron on the world, is ready to accept some boundaries – and he’s willing to war with Cap to make sure he goes along with it. Civil War the movie seems as though it’ll tread a similar path, with some notable changes due to both the massive scope of the books and the licensing limitations that leave certain portions of the comics universe — primarily, anything involving mutants — off-limits. Some of this early footage was first shown to excited panel attendees at the D23 Expo in August, but it’s the first time the rest of us are seeing it, and oh my gosh my frantic fangirl heart cannot take this.

Former Captain America sidekick Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) went full jerk in Winter Soldier when a Hydra-sponsored brainwashing program turned him into a cyborg assassin with no free will. He appears to have recovered and gotten his memories back in the new film — but that doesn’t change the damage he’s caused or the danger he represents. That happens in this movie, too, with veteran characters Black Widow, Falcon, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and Scarlet Witch, among others, taking up arms against each other. We can gather that Bucky is hiding out in Germany based on the uniformed police that pursue him; “polizei” is German for “police.” Cap (Chris Evans) lends his old friend a hand, putting him squarely on the “wrong” side of the law. (Wrongness is all relative at this point.) We know from leaked set photos that IFID stands for “Institute for Infectious Diseases,” and the camo on that truck suggests an arid or desert-like setting (as do the palm trees in the leaked photos). In the comics, an inciting event in Hartford, Conn. pushes the U.S. government to enact a Superhuman Registration Act, which is exactly what it sounds like.

The Sokovia Accords (first mentioned in an Ant-Man credits scene) is the MCU’s reinterpretation, with the events in Age of Ultron’s fictional Sokovia serving as the trigger moment. In the aftermath of that story, Osborn — the alter-ego of Spider-Man villain Green Goblin — wormed his way into a position of power, eventually taking control of S.H.I.E.L.D. and assuming the mantle of the Iron Patriot. While it’s likely that we won’t see that plotline mirrored in the MCU, it’s just as likely that Ross has a key role to play as someone who’s traditionally been wary of superpowered individuals.

There’s a good chance his hostile encounters with Captain America in the trailer are nothing more than a misdirection: Don’t be surprised to see Black Panther ultimately fall in with the anti-Sokovia Accords set.

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