Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. showed up at Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night to premier the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. It’s not only the third Captain America in three years but it also (yay!) plays like a third Avengers flick. Because the movie is packed with Marvel alum — and some newbies too.
Sadly, unlike Evans and RDJ, who clearly have much love for each other, Captain America and Iron Man no longer do — as evidenced by Civil War in which Steve Rogers chooses loyalty to longtime friend Bucky Barnes (a.k.a. the Winter Soldier) over whatever he and Tony Stark had going on.
The trailer is predictably packed with action and tension, and it’s William Hurt who sets the tone right off the bat. Introducing him into the newest wave of Marvel movies makes so much sense since, if you recall, it was his General
D*ckhead Ross who wanted to control Bruce Banner and make an army of Hulks in The Incredible Hulk. So why wouldn’t he go after more people with superpowers, particularly a seemingly unstoppable soldier and his all-American pal, and kickstart a civil war, right?
After watching and examining and dissecting the trailer several times, it’s a little surprising to see who is on which side. Seeing Cap, Bucky, Falcon, Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch vs. Iron Man, Black Widow and War Machine (though things don’t look promising for Jim Rhodes) is a little unnerving. Oh, and Iron Man’s got a dude named Black Panther backing him up as well, as Chadwick Boseman makes his Marvel debut.
The trailer left out many confirmed characters, from Ant-Man and Spider-Man to Vision and Agent Carter (Sharon, not Peggy). There’s also no Crossbones or Baron Zemo nor do we know who Martin Freeman will be playing in this blockbuster.
But back to the demise of Steve and Tony’s friendship. Can we just discuss their sad exchange?
“Sorry, Tony. You know I wouldn’t do this if I had any other choice… but he’s my friend.”
“So was I.”
Tear. Is it May 6th yet?