The Captain America: Civil War teaser trailer has been keeping fans satisfied since last November, but during the Super Bowl this past Sunday, Marvel gave fans a new 30-second TV spot to chew on. With two previews now available, one fan has decided to edit them together so that we can see how the May blockbuster unfolds chronologically. Take a look!
The specially-edited Captain America: Civil War trailer, put together by YouTuber Johnny B2K, kicks off with Captain America, Falcon and Black Widow battling armed goons at the IFID, a.k.a. the Institute for Infectious Diseases. While these operatives are presumably unsuccessful with their mission, it appears there’s some collateral damage during the encounter. Things only get worse following an explosion at what looks like the United Nations and Bucky strangely trying to shoot Tony Stark. Concerning the latter, Steve Rogers is able to find Bucky (like we saw in the Ant-Man post-credits scene), but authorities then crash the party, forcing Bucky to flee and eventually resulting in Black Panther joining the chase.
From there, U.S. Secretary of State Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross officially invokes the Sokovia Accords (which was already in the motions), necessitating any Avenger or specially enhanced being to register with the the proper governing bodies. Just like in the comics, this will split Earth’s Mightiest Heroes over their differing ideologies, and after a few small fights, there will be a huge battle between the two sides. Allying with Cap is Bucky, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and Ant-Man, while Iron Man has War Machine, Black Widow, Vision and Black Panther backing him up. Whichever side comes out on top, everyone is going to lose something in the process.
Obviously without actually seeing the final cut of Captain America: Civil War, we can’t be certain this is exactly how these events will play out. For instance, I’m thinking that Iron Man’s brawl with Captain America and Winter Solider will actually occur after the big battle and closer to the end of the movie. The way he’s glaring while holding War Machine (we still don’t know if Rhodey is dead or simply injured), it wouldn’t be surprising if Tony sought out Bucky and Steve to seek revenge on his own.
Regardless, this is a good guess of how things will go down, and even though the dialogue gets muddled sometimes over the music, you can still feel the emotion oozing from this status quo-changing conflict. While we wait for another full-length trailer to be released (next month seems like a good bet), this fan-edit should suffice in the meantime.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6.
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