With the theatrical release of Captain America: Civil War on May 6th at the helm, Marvel’s highly anticipated Phase Three lineup is about ready to kick things off. Along with all the press Chris Evans (who plays Captain America) has been doing, there’s also been a slew of Cap’n propaganda being released. A photo from the movie featuring Cap and his team: Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) has surfaced, as well as photos of Marvel’s new MiniMates. Hablemos des Marvel has given us some prime promo posters, and ABC will be airing a special at 8 PM ET on Tuesday, January 9th entitled Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years; in celebration of Cap’s 75th Anniversary. That would seem to be a pretty great time to premiere the second trailer for the movie, no? With immense box office potential and a star-studded ensemble cast, this movie could turn out to be one of the studio’s biggest to date; although we still don’t know much about the plot. We do know that, after a disaster involving The Avengers, world leaders create a governing body to oversee the group. Captain America fans know that they can always count on him to be on the side of truth and justice- but what if the line between good and bad gets a little blurred? While speaking to Empire, Chris Evans had this to say about Steve Rogers‘ (Captian America’s) state of mind:
“This is one of the first times Steve doesn’t know what side he’s on or what the right answer is. With the first Captain America [movie], I think we can all agree that Nazis are bad. The aliens are no good either; we can all get on board with that notion. This conflict is more mirroring that which we deal with on a daily basis, where it’s just different points of view. There’s no clear right, no clear wrong, and it’s hard for him to understand the right move.”
The film is almost a reunion for all the characters from Avengers: Age of Ultron, with two exceptions. Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) will not be seen here, rather they’ll be appearing in Thor: Ragnarok. A new character has been added to the mix: T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, in a brief break from his own Black Panther movie, and Evans explains how this character’s alternate viewpoint on the disaster causes waves:
“There’s collateral damage to the action we’ve taken, and there’s going to be people with different points of view to ours who cause us to regret our actions. Black Panther has a certain cachet and class, so to have him come down the way he does, it provides the audience with someone to identify with.”
Tom Holland will also be debuting as the new Spider-Man, but the main focus of the movie will be on Captain America himself and “teammate” Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Evans had this to say to Cineplex Magazine (via Comicbook Resources) on the parallels between the fake, on screen conflict and the very real one that it mirrors in our society today:
“There’s a great parallel that they draw between my character and Tony Stark. It’s something we can all relate to in terms of how we perceive our own society and culture, in terms of what is best for people. You can go right down to Democrat & Republican; everyone has a different opinion of what’s best. You have this team of people who are destroying every city they go to, but they’re saving the world. So it’s a matter of, do we monitor these people or do we let them monitor themselves? The beautiful thing with Civil War is that no one’s right and no one’s wrong; it’s just your personal opinion. We’re going to have a nice evolution where you have a guy like Cap, who grew up with structure — he was a soldier and he liked hierarchy, he liked the chain of command. Now, all of a sudden, you have a guy who used to love the system not so sure about trusting it. And a guy like Tony Stark, who used to buck the system and dance to the beat of his own drum all of a sudden thinking, maybe we need some order.”
And now, on a lighter note, here are those promo pics, posters, and toys mentioned before the jump!
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th, 2016.