Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Captain America: Civil War Promises Superhero Slugfest!

Avengers: Age of Ultron may have a grossed a cool $1.5 bil last summer, but turns out it was just setting the table for the real super slugfest from Marvel Studios: Next May's Captain America: Civil War, which dropped its first trailer last night on the Jimmy Kimmel show (though I kinda wonder why Disney didn't hold it for Star Wars in a few weeks). Arriving two years after Captain America: The Winter Soldier, this third Captain America "solo" movie (though that term is somewhat of a misnomer given the cast involved) continues the previous film's storyline surrounding our man Cap (Chris Evans) and his search for former partner Bucky Barnes, a.k.a. Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

Of course, as the title implies, this pursuit ends up putting him on the opposite side of General "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr., presumably pocketing the GDP of a small country to appear here), who in turn enlists several fellow Avengers to bring down his teammate. The film is again directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, who blew me away on Winter Soldier, and while there's no telling which way the chips will fall when the movie hits next year, but in addition to some guaranteed big budget brawling, we can look for the first film appearance of Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and the first Marvel Studios appearance of Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Check out the poster to the right, and watch the vid below:

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