The CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Teaser Will Leave Your Pants Moist [w/ 129 Screenshots]

In a surprise turn of events this evening, the first Captain America: Civil War teaser was unleashed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Both Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans we’re invited on the show to introduce the trailer. Three official one sheets were also released by Marvel Studios thereafter. It’s been a long time coming since Civil War was first announced, and the teaser delivers more than just the promise of its name.

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If you know me, then you know I’m not big on watching trailers for action blockbusters I’m looking forward to seeing. The marketing always gives away the big money shots and I’d rather see them on the big screen for the first time than see them out of context in a trailer. But after my disappointment in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which had some incredible trailers cut for the film too, I couldn’t help myself. I needed assurance that this next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would provide more than popcorn entertainment. Age of Ultron is like dumping out your toy box onto the floor and smashing all your action figures together. And while Ant-Man is a lot of fun, the movie didn’t feel inherently connected with everything else going on in the MCU.

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Joe and Anthony Russo directed the hell out of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, so not all faith was lost before watching the Civil War teaser. But as we’ve seen time and time again, with any trailer, just because they’re amazing doesn’t mean the movie will be. However, I’d like to remain optimistic. Like The Winter Soldier, Civil War presents big ideas told through very personal connections. Our heroes, who have tirelessly fought against supervillains, will now square off against one another. And it’s a testament to how well Marvel has sown the seeds with larger than life characters we’ve grown to love to reach this point. When Captain America says to Iron Man, “Sorry Tony, you know I wouldn’t do this if I had any other choice. But he’s my friend.,” and when Tony replies, “So was I,” that hits me right in the feels.

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Captain America: Civil War may not exactly resemble the story drawn for the limited comic series conceived by Mark Millar, but some of the basic concepts have been translated into this film to convey a similar message. Since Marvel Studios doesn’t have the rights to use the X-Men or the Fantastic Four, and haven’t integrated many of the other villains and heroes that Marvel has fleshed out over the decades, it makes it very difficult to retell the original “Civil War” story. But General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt) makes it abundantly clear the line that will be drawn on both sides:

“Captain, while a great many people see you as a hero, there are some who prefer the word ‘vigilante’. You’ve operated with unlimited power and no supervision. That’s something the world can no longer tolerate.”

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As it’s conveyed in the trailer and as we’ve seen in promo art, team Rogers consists of Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Sharon Carter aka Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp); while team Stark will be comprised of Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), The Vision (Paul Bettany), and for his first appearance in the MCU the King of Wakanda, T’Challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), who looks absolutely badass.

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Unfortunately, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Bruce Banner aka The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) will be sitting on the bench leading their own adventure in Thor: Ragnarok. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), at this point, is in hiding.

if all those characters weren’t enough, we still haven’t the slightest idea how the villains – Brock Rumlow aka Crossbones (Frank Grillo) and Baron Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) fit into all of this – as well as Martin Freeman’s unconfirmed role. AND if those characters weren’t enough, and many were probably looking out for clues, Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland) will make his big MCU debut too. I did not find a single hint of his existence, but that doesn’t mean a tease isn’t hidden within somewhere.

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Despite having characters pouring out of the woodwork, I think the brothers Russo have a good direction set up based on what we’ve seen in the Civil War teaser. The duo developed an awesome political spy thriller in The Winter Soldier, so I’m curious to see how they twist the superhero genre this time around and how they’ll manage to balance all of the characters.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for Captain America: Civil War, courtesy of Marvel Studios:

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. 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. 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. 

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.

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Cast and Plot Confirmed as Production Begins on ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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As they say, “there ain’t no rest for the wicked.” It’s only been a week since Avengers: Age of Ultron made its big debut in theaters and already Marvel Studios is back to work as production begins for Captain America: Civil War. Most of the cast has been confirmed since the big Phase 3 studio event last year, including the likes of Hawkeye and Black Widow, but there have been a number of new faces that will emerge in the third installment of the Captain America franchise. See the full roster and official plot synopsis after the break. Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is a Thrilling Sequel that Raises the Bar for Marvel

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It’s incredible to believe that the Marvel Cinematic Universe launched six years ago with Iron Man and that they are now on their ninth entry, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Aside from Harry Potter at Warner Bros. (eight films; $7.72 billion worldwide box office) and James Bond (25 films; $6.15 billion worldwide box office), no other franchise can even amount to the success of the MCU ($5.66 worldwide box office); it could take the throne this year. What Marvel Entertainment has done will go down in history as the most ambitious Hollywood gamble of all time. The hot streak continues for Marvel Studios as Captain America: The Winter Soldier proves to be the best movie of the series to date. Read the full, spoiler-free review after the jump. Continue reading

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Character Posters Feature Rogers, Fury, and Black Widow

Captain America The Winter Soldier Character Posters

Summer movie season is almost here. Joking, kind of. This April brings about some of the most anticipated blockbusters of 2014, starting with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Marvel Studios has debuted a few new character posters the feature Captain America (Chris Evans) himself, along with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). Check out the hi-res version of each poster along with a combo of the three after the jump. Continue reading

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Super Bowl Extended Trailer is Action Packed (100 Screenshots)

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Marvel Cinematic Universe fans received an extra special treat this past weekend during Super Bowl 48 as the second trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuted. Giving more insights as to where the sequel to Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) journey will take us, this new trailer gives a better look at The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) himself. Check out the full-length, extended trailer along with 100 hi-res screenshots after the break.

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First Trailer for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Debuts (71 Screenshots)

Captain America The Winter Soldier Teaser Trailer

Fish out of water stories are only as great as the message a film is trying to convey, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier is not afraid to get into dirty politics. Joe and Anthony Russo, the directing duo that that brought You, Me, and Dupree have found a new line of work in action movies. It’s clear from the teaser trailer that this will be one of the best times in the theater you will have next year. Watch the trailer after the break. Continue reading

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Teaser Poster Debut

Teaser Poster Debute for Captain America The Winter Soldier

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 is only a week away and Marvel Studios is supplying fans a tease of the much anticipated Captain America: The Winter Soldier with its first poster. Since production began three months ago and the first still arrived, we can most likely expect our first look at footage from The Winter Solider and perhaps even a teaser trailer. For now, check out the full teaser poster after the jump. Continue reading

Marvel Studios Begins Production of ‘Captain America: The Winter Solider’

Marvel Studios Begins Production of Captain America The Winter Solider

We’re just a month away until the Summer movie season begins and the big debut of Iron Man 3 is upon us. But before the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist can deliver his third standalone film, we must note that production for Captain America: The Winter Soldier has begun. Marvel Studios and Disney have just released the first image of the follow up to Captain America: The First Avenger, and you can find all the details after the jump. Continue reading