Everything You Missed in the New Captain America: Civil War Trailer
By Randolph Ramsay on
Sneak Peeks and Trailers
We're intrigued by all the sneak peeks we've seen so far for Captain America: Civil War. That includes the trailers, plus the footage we saw via the MTV Movie Awards. From everything we've gathered–particularly from the Movie Awards footage–that wonderful, boomeranging, bullet-foiling Captain America shield will be put to full use.
And here's what else we're excited about ...
Natasha's Teaching Them Well
Looks like Natasha Romanov's trainees are being whipped into shape quite nicely, given the way Scarlet Witch is handling the "hostiles" in the Movie Awards clip. We also see she can use her telekinesis to fly and create shields, as well as work in tandem with other Avengers.
The Falcon, Scarlet Witch and Captain America all seem to work together like a well-oiled machine. And speaking of machines ...
Redwing, Is That You?
So that's Redwing, huh? A pocket drone? Maybe? If so, we're not mad it at. In fact, it's pretty cool.
Battle Lines Are Drawn
An earlier trailer for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War also got us really excited for the hotly anticipated sequel. Of course, the major reveal was the first official sighting of a beloved Marvel character right at the end, but the rest of the trailer was just as eventful. Here's every detail we spotted there, plus a few new burning questions.
In Captain America: Civil War, the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are forced to choose sides when the world's governments attempt to regulate superhuman activity. In these first few scenes, actor William Hurt reprises his role as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, and seems to be briefing the current Avengers team on just how damaging the team's various exploits have been. In the screen above, it seems that the Battle of New York resulted in 74 casualties and cost $18.8 billion in damages. Crashing two helicarriers into Washington D.C. (in Captain America: The Winter Soldier) resulted in 23 casualties and $2.8 billion in damages, while Sokovia (Avengers: Age of Ultron) resulted in 177 casualties and $478 billion in damages.
Black Panther Unmasked
Here we see actor Chadwick Boseman--playing the role of T'challa (otherwise known as Black Panther)--reeling from an explosion that has just rocked a United Nations-like building. T'challa's presence there makes sense, given that outside of his super hero responsibilities, he's also the leader of the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda (last seen in Age of Ultron). Is this event the impetus for the Black Panther to join the events in Civil War?
A Prison for Villains? Or Heroes?
This foreboding underwater facility could very well be The Raft, a high-security facility created to house the worst villains in the Marvel Universe. Although this trailer, at least to my eyes, seems to heavily imply that it could be used to house any heroes who don't fall into line. Could this be the final straw that leads Captain America and Iron Man to take opposing sides?
Hey Man, Nice Shot
In this scene, War Machine is shot out of the sky, prompting Tony Stark (Iron Man) to grimly declare to Captain America: "I was wrong about you." In the previous scene, we see The Winter Soldier (Cap's closest friend) take aim with a rifle, which clearly means to imply that it was Winter Soldier that downed War Machine. But in the frame above, you can clearly see it's an energy weapon that takes down Rhodey. So who could have fired that shot?
A Mysterious... Kitchen?
Kitchens have never been a major part of the MCU, outside of the Age of Ulton scenes taking place in Hawkeye's secret house. Given the dilapidated look of this particular environment, it doesn't seem to be the same locale. So where exactly is this? Here's some wild (and totally unsubstantiated) conjecture: could this be in the Queens home of a certain wall-crawling super hero?
The Battle Begins
Yes, Iron Man totally slaps the mouth off Captain America's face in this scene, but that's not the most interesting thing happening here. Just who--or what--is that mysterious figure on the right that seems to be trapped in the yellow-ish tube?
Black Panther Don't Care
Bullets from a high velocity machine gun mounted on a helicopter don't seem to really faze Black Panther that much. I'm guessing having a suit made entirely of vibranium weave (the same stuff Captain America's shield is made out of) probably helps in that regard.
Hex is Best
In this showdown between two of the MCU's most powerful heroes, it seems that Scarlet Witch currently has the upper hand over The Vision. But just who is that figure slumped at Scarlet Witch's feet?
It's Finally Happening!
This shot is pure comic book geek bliss: the much awaited, iconic pairing of Hawkeye and Ant-Man, where the diminutive super hero uses Hawkeye's arrow to gain extra velocity.
A Wild Crossbones Appears
In this blink-or-you'll-miss-it sequence, we see villain Crossbones taking down Captain America. Crossbones--who's real name is Brock Rumlow--appeared in The Winter Soldier, and was last seen being taken to hospital after an entire building collapsed on him.
A Call Back
Captain America utters the line "I can do this all day", which is a call back to one of the best scenes from his first solo movie, The First Avenger. In that film, puny pre-super serum Steve Rogers utters the same line to a group of bullies giving him a beatdown in an alley. Having Steve utter it now to (former?) friend Tony Stark is just as impactful. Right in the feels.
And here's everyone who's siding with Captain America in Civil War. From the left, you can see Falcon, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Captain America, Scarlet Witch, and Winter Soldier.
Team Iron Man!
Iron Man's team consists of (left to right) Black Panther, War Machine, Black Widow, and Iron Man himself. Not pictured here is The Vision.
Try Not to Kill Each Other
And here's the entire roster of super heroes. Or is it?
In the trailer's end stinger (even Marvel trailers seem to have stingers now), Iron Man calls out to the newest entrant into the MCU (spoilers: it's Spider-Man). Tony Stark calls him "Underoos", which is a totally Stark thing to do.
Just before we get to the big Spidey reveal, we see this shot where Black Widow is standing behind Cap. Has pro-Iron Man Widow switched sides? Or does Iron Man's team actually have Cap surrounded?
The Amazing Spider-Man Everybody!
Our first look at the MCU version of Spider-Man is from above as he using his webs to take away Cap's shield. Those nifty looking wristbands makes me think that mechanical web-shooters are definitely in for this newer, younger version of everyone's favorite wallcrawler.
That's a Very Nice Suit
There's a lot of detail to umpack in this close-up view of the new Spider-Man. First, his eye pieces actually move, allowing them to grow or contract and giving the mask a lot more opportunity to be expressive. Secondly, there looks to be a utility-belt of some sort around his waist, lending further credence to the mechanical web-shooters theory. Finally, Spider-Man is supposedly a 15-year-old high schooler in the MCU, yet this suit looks particularly high-tech. Perhaps Spidey had some assistance from another brilliant mind to build the suit. Someone like Tony Stark, perhaps?