The wait is over, folks! Earlier today, Marvel finally dropped the trailer we’ve all been dying to see. The latest Captain America: Civil War trailer was packed with emotion, spectacle, a whole lot of awesomeness and a monumental first look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man. Here is our breakdown of all that went down.
This job, we try to save as many people as we can. Sometimes that doesn’t mean everybody.
Right from the start, the trailer establishes that not everything will turn out well for the characters we’ve come to know and love as well as the MCU as a whole. With Cap being the one to say the previous line, does he lose someone close to him, or will the movie follow the comics memorable story-line?
But you don’t give up.
Cap has so far been a very determined man. His efforts to find and save Bucky will certainly drive the movie, and definitely cause some controversy along the way.
New York, Washington DC, Sokovia
After whatever international incident occurs that brings the world down on the Avengers, Thunderbolt Ross reminds them of all the damage they’ve done. Scarlet Witch’s reaction is filled with plenty of subtle emotion that brings Cap to order Ross to stop the video.
Captain, people are afraid.
Ross narrating as images of what looks like an attack on the UN building, shows someone that appears to be T’Challa among smoke, fire, and debris. This could be the event that makes him become involved in the fight.
That’s why I’m here.
Iron Man’s first appearance and dialogue sets him up as the “savior” to the world. Dropping out of a helicopter in the middle of the ocean? We’ll get to where he’s going later on.
We need to be put in check.
Whatever form that takes, I’m game.
Our first look at super secret prison we believe is the Raft. We have no idea when or why this was built, but the idea of Tony wanting to lock up those who are against him is exciting. It’s no Negative Zone, but that was highly unlikely and complicated for the MCU.
I’m sorry Tony. If I see a situation pointing south I can’t ignore it. Sometimes I wish I could.
Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth.
One of the most memorable lines from the first trailer returns after Cap pleads his case for why he acts the way he does. His morals are too great to let anything slide.
This shot is quick but I love the way Black Panther moves. In his pursuit of Bucky, he moves ferociously and elegantly all at the same time as he shows off a bunch of moves.
Marvel is not holding back on showing War Machine get shot, falling, and crashing. Due to the fact that they are showing all of this, I find it hard to believe he dies here. His fate is not as interesting as the blast that hits his core. There was speculation that Bucky ripped his reactor out (and tried to do the same to Tony) in the last trailer, but we know that isn’t the case. It appears to be an energy blast similar to Iron Man or Vision. Is this actually the work of Zemo?
I was wrong about you. The whole world was wrong about you.
Tony delivers another powerful line, one that could be directed at any number of people. The trailer flashes both Bucky and Cap, which muddies the waters for us. Is Tony apologizing for how he viewed Bucky originally? Or is he condemning the betrayal of his old pal?
They’re coming for you.
I’m not the one who needs to watch my back.
As Tony tries to warn Natasha of some impending attack, her response is chilling. She has a history of playing multiple angles, and with the comic featuring plenty of double agents, could she eventually flip sides?
This doesn’t have to end in a fight Tony.
You just started a war!
As Iron Man and Cap continue to exchange words, this shot is most interesting to me because of what is on the left. The image clearly shows Cap, Iron Man, and Bucky, but there is some mysterious person strapped to a chair. The holding cell looks perfect for experimentation, making my mind wonder about what mysterious person could be in there.
This scene deserves some reaction as well, as in the midst of another or possibly continued confrontation between Bucky and Black Panther, a helicopter starts to interfere. Bucky flees for protection, but Black Panther? Stands and stares as they fire upon him with his vibranium suit protecting him.
Another great moment as Scarlet Witch takes down Vision inside Avengers HQ. Her powers are on full display as someone appears to be on the ground at her feet. My gut tells me it’s Hawkeye, possibly injured.
One of the greatest moments in the history of the MCU has happened. Ant-Man riding an arrow from Hawkeye surely made plenty of comic readers squeal with glee.
Stay down. Final warning.
Iron Man’s final warning to Cap. The repercussions of this fight will be massive, I believe, and Cap’s determination could go on could prove costly.
I could do this all day.
No, I don’t think Cap is referring to watching this trailer over and over again like I’ve been doing. This image and quote perfectly illustrate what Cap is about and how far he is willing to go for what he believes is right.
The big “Splash Page” scene is beginning right here as both sides race to collide in a hopefully epic battle. It is still 5 vs 6 at this point, which is what leads Tony to call upon a new friend.
Alright, I’ve run out of patience. Underoos!
Underoos has arrived! In one swift motion we see him steal Cap’s shield, flip, and handcuff him. He is definitely not a newbie. The second image seems to confirm mechanical web-shooters as well.
And there he is! Spider-Man’s full costume is revealed and Tom Holland gives his first line of dialogue introducing himself to everyone around, including us. The suit is definitely not home made and makes it very likely that Tony gave him this suit as a gift for joining his cause. Even though I personally wanted Marvel to not show him, seeing him is definitely exciting.
What did you think of the trailer? Sound off on your favorite moments, theories, and speculation in the comments below!
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.***