Following Star Wars: The Force Awakens, for me, the next film I’m looking forward to the most in the coming months is Captain America: Civil War. Since the day it was announced I’ve been looking forward to this story because one, it’s my all-time favorite comic book arc, and two, I knew the epic potential this story had on the big screen. But what was the complete tipping point for it taking over that spot? That ridiculously good, great first trailer Marvel dropped a while back.
Now, the exciting revolving around this film has never been higher. For those who follow Marvel’ Cinematic Universe closely, they know exactly what’s going on, what’s going to happen, and what kind of pieces Civil War will leave behind once it’s all said and down. For those who don’t, it’s just another chance to see all these cool-ass characters on screen together. So what I’m saying is that it’s pretty much a win-win for Marvel Studios.
So as Marvel does so brilliantly sometimes, they’re not going to drop a trailer then let it hang out for a while. They’ve released a slew of new images for the film featuring a number of great and just flat-out fun looks. By far the most intriguing look comes from the images of above, showing Chris Evans’ Captain America standing in what looks like a living room of an apartment or house. Now whose place could that be…?
I’m putting money on it right now take it to the bank; that little pad Cap is standing in is none other than Peter Parker’s. Once it was announced that Spidey would be joining the MCU and in Civil War, we’ve yet to find out what kind of or how big his role is. And to be honest, we most likely won’t know until Civil War launches next May, which is a very smart move by Marvel. Why? I’m in no way comparing these two films, although it could be a fun argument, but Spidey is to Civil War what Luke is to The Force Awakens. The character is so big and important, neither need to be featured in the trailers.
I’ve heard many say that at some point there needs to be a glimpse of the web-slinger in some shape or form because the everyday public needs to know he’s in this movie and universe now. Why? If you went around asking everyday people if they’re going to watch Civil War, I bet close to 100% of people would say yes. If you were to ask those same people if they knew Spider-Man was also in the movie, I bet that below 10% would say yes. Not only that, but can you imagine the kind of impact that moment will have if he is shown for the very first time in his MCU form in the theater? It would be freaking glorious! It’s not confirmed, but it’s darn close to that that his role is very minor, a small introduction to set-up his larger role in the future. So why show that in trailers? Now you get my Luke reference…
Along with the pretty awesome images, a brand new featurette has been released. Marvel’s Phase Two Box Set Collection is now available and a number behind-the-scene videos are furiously popping up. The first look at Doctor Strange was also released, but this video gives some more great inside information on the film that the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe has been leading towards, check it out:
P.S.: although it’s a pretty quick look, Scarlet Witch’s New Avengers uniform looks bad-freaking-ass. I’m really looking forward to seeing where she’s come from since Age of Ultron and the true arc they begin to give her in this film.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th, 2016 release date. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman.