Trailer Breakdown: 7 Questions I Have for the ‘Civil War’ Trailer!

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Captain America and Iron Man turn foes in trailer for Captain America: Civil War.

Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans debuted the first official teaser trailer for “Captain America: Civil War” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night, along with the one sheet poster. 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.Marvel’s original Civil War — a 2006 self-proclaimed comic book “event” — remains one of the company’s most successful storylines, taking the trope of heroes fighting heroes to a whole new level. The new footage shows that the source of contention between Downey’s Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) and Evans’ Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) is Steve’s best friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), The Winter Soldier, who caused more than a little destruction in the “Captain America” film of the same name.

While many factions still see Bucky as a threat, Steve will do whatever it takes to protect him, even coming to blows with his fellow Avengers, including Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. 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. I really just wanted to come to set on my days off and watch you suffer,” Downey Jr told his co-star. “You’re away from home for a long time, and we bring the cats and the kids, and the cats like this chair, that’s where they nap, so let’s bring the chair. Characters who are MIA in the teaser include Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter, Paul Bettany’s Vision, Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man, Frank Grillo’s Crossbones and Daniel Brühl’s Baron Zemo — not to mention Tom Holland’s rebooted version of Spider-Man, who will make his debut in the superhero sequel.

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. There are moments in the trailer where this is all but made explicit: “You know I wouldn’t do this if I had any choice — but he’s my friend,” Cap (Chris Evans) says at one point, before we cut to an appropriately pained Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), inside the Iron Man armor. “So was I,” he says. But he plays a key role in Civil War. “Captain, while a great many people see you as a hero, there are some who’d prefer the word ‘vigilante,’ ” he tells Captain America. “You have operated with unlimited power, and no supervision.

Earlier, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow tells Cap, “I know how much Bucky means to you,” before warning him to stay away from his ex. “Please,” she continues. “You’ll only make this worse.” It’s relationship drama writ large, subtext threatening to overwhelm the actual story. 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. 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.

That’s something the world can no longer tolerate.” As readers of the comic-book source material will know, superheroes will be asked to come under government control, causing a rift between Iron Man, who supports the idea, and Captain America, who doesn’t, and becomes a fugitive as a result. 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. 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. Maybe The Block audience will stick around to see whether Latham is in a good mood (spoiler: no, obviously), but it probably makes little difference since The Verdict’s ratings suggest that the audience consists of viewers that had Channel 9 on when they lost their remote.

The panel is a who’s-who of previous guests, including disgraced former AFL player Campbell Brown, Mamma Mia group’s editor-in-chief Jamila Rizvi​, ex-Triple M broadcaster and Mamma Mia writer Rachel Corbett, John Howard’s immigration minister Amanda Vanstone, and the author and Australian Republican Movement chair Peter FitzSimons. (In the interests of full disclosure, please note that Vanstone, FitzSimons and I are all proud Fairfax columnists, and therefore have matching tattoos). Said Thing is Donald Trump, and Rizvi makes the entirely reasonable point that “It should be a joke,” before speaking about his plan to wall out Mexican immigrants and put Muslims on a database. Can you imagine the index finger of Donald Trump on the button?” Thing Eight is Mick Fanning’s great white attack, which everyone agrees was a close shave. Except for Vanstone, weirdly, who insists that people that get attacked by sharks bring it on themselves by going in the ocean, thereby offering a rich insight into the development of Howard-era social policy. Except, naturally, Latham who identifies both the real victim here – Mark Latham – and the cruel, thoughtless people that won’t shut up about wanting equal civil rights as fellow citizens, the selfish jerks. “Part of me says get it done because I’m sick and tired of hearing about it,” he opines, before declaring that “The gays are like the last Mohicans, rushing in saying marriage is great”.

Except that Latham, again, made clear that everyone else was thinking it was great for the wrong reasons. “People like you that left her out in the cold, you didn’t want to know her before the race,” he roared at a bemused-looking Vanstone, who had admitted that she didn’t know who Payne was before the race – a not-unusual situation, one might think, but one that made Vanstone, FitzSimons, Corbett and, by extension, most Australians (bunch of elites!) “shallow and largely hypocritical” for being impressed with her victory. Stefanovic admits “It’s a heavy transition,” and Latham leaps to the defence of Tony Abbott’s brave Border Control policies and insists once again that anyone who felt affected by the photo of Aylan Kurdi’s body being carried off the beach is, once again, “shallow and hypocritical”, reminding the nation again how much of a bullet we dodged at the 2004 election.

FitzSimons and Rizvi (who, significantly, is the only panellist to use the child’s name) talk about the way the photo changed the debate in Australia, but Latham, Newman and Vanstone sneer about those whining lefties who did nothing more than click on Facebook, forward stuff on Twitter, attend rallies around the country, sign petitions, agitate in their communities, directly canvass their MPs and get Australia to admit 12,000 refugees from Syria. Four is Adam Goodes being booed, which is obviously totally not racist as Latham explains. “If they’re black, white or orange I’ll boo ’em,” said the man we once considered as Prime Minister, “and I’ll happily boo Adam Goodes”. FitzSimons is passionately not taking this. “Did you not see what happened when he stood as ambassador for DJs?” he thunders. “This is bullshit, and we can do better than this.” Number three is the execution of Chan and Sukumaran, and Vanstone and Latham are again clear that the real villains here are the media and the do-gooders. Cambell agrees wholeheartedly: “At the end of the day they were convicted drug peddlers, they’re not getting any sympathy from me,” he bravely says about two dead men. “Maybe we should think about tougher penalties ourselves.” Rizvi points out that part of the point of prison is rehabilitation, which clearly had worked in this case, but then Latham’s talking about how he’s offended by drugs because he’s a father and I can feel parts of my brain shutting down as a defensive reflex. Karl gives a little speech to camera explaining that terrorism is awful before changing gears abruptly to ask everyone’s feel-good moment of the year.

Corbett praises Caitlyn Jenner for bringing transsexuality into the mainstream media, FitzSimons hails Japan’s rugby victory, Rizvi hopes this is the year Australia makes progress on domestic violence, Campbell and Vanstone both pick the Melbourne Cup, and Latham sneeringly picks Bill Shorten’s dance on Kiribati, because some wounds never quite heal.

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