'Captain America: Civil War': 5 Takeaways From Epic 1st Trailer
"If we can't accept limitations, we're no better than the bad guys" - Iron Man.
By MICHAEL ROTHMAN and STEPHEN IERVOLINO
November 25, 2015, 4:43 PM
• 7 min read
-- Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night to give fans the first look at Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" trailer.
The trailer is just over 2 minutes long and is the definition of action-packed. There is a lot to digest; from the trailer is seems like Captain America (Chris Evans) is pit against his former ally Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and the two debate if superheroes should be checked and possibly given orders by their government.
[Spoilers Ahead If You Haven't Seen All the Films]
Here are the top 5 moments:
1 - We Get a First Look at the Black Panther
It's not clear which side the Black Panther is on, as you see him kicking Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Cap's lifelong friend-turned brainwashed assassin in one scene. We'll find out which side this new superhero belongs to and what he believes in.
2 - General Ross Is Leading the Charge Against Cap
The Hulk's greatest foe, General Ross, (played by William Hurt) is back and it makes sense that he leads the charge to have superheroes regulated by the government.
"While a great many people see you as a hero, there are some, who prefer the word vigilante," he tells Cap. "You've operated with unlimited power and no supervision. That is something the world can no longer tolerate."
This is probably in response to The Avengers and the events in "Age of Ultron," where countless innocents died in the middle of their battles. But as we saw in "Winter Soldier," Cap doesn't trust any regulatory agency like S.H.I.E.L.D. or Congress.
3 - Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers Together Again!
The clip begins with more of the scene we saw after the credits of "Ant-Man," where Cap and Anthony Mackie's Falcon have finally located Barnes.
But things are different and Barnes remembers Cap.
"You mom's name is Sarah," Barnes tells Cap.
"You're a wanted man," Cap tells Barnes. "They're not planning on taking you alive."
At the end of the clip, we get an amazing battle scene with Barnes and Cap together taking on Iron Man. Barnes even uses Cap's shield in the battle, as the two work in unison. It's epic to say the least.
4 - The Avengers Are Completely Divided
Former Avengers co-captain Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, does not see eye-to-eye with Cap. This is surprising since you saw how close they got in "Winter Soldier."
"I know how much Bucky [Barnes] means to you," Widow tells Cap. "Stay out of this one."
"If we can't accept limitations, we're no better than the bad guys," Iron Man tells Cap about heroes needing boundaries to protect the innocent.
"That's not the way I see it," Cap fires back.
In one shot you see the two sides forming. On Cap's side, it's Falcon, Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch, Barnes and even Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye. On the other, it seems to be Black Widow, War Machine and Iron Man, among others. Vision is no where to be seen, and that's most likely on purpose.
5 - Does War Machine Die?
At the end of clip, in the middle of all the mess, we see Iron Man holding War Machine, his suit all cut to shreds.
"Sorry Tony, you know I wouldn't do this if I had any other choice, but he's my friend" Cap tells him, to which Iron Man responds, "So was I."
Could this be the end of James Rhodes, aka War Machine?
Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," which also stars, among others, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Paul Bettany as Vision, and Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, will be released May 6, 2016 by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.
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