We are just a little over two months away from Captain America: Civil War finally hitting theaters. Throughout the process of production, there have been plenty of stories to stay up on regarding who is in it and what may be happening. Instead of listing off the lengthy amount of news, we have conveniently put everything in one place.
Last week we were hit with a plethora of news courtesy of information and new stills thanks to Empire releasing their new issue. This led to some low quality scans being revealed online, but now Marvel has officially released those stills.
The stills in and of themselves are not the biggest piece of promotional material and will not make fans more or less excited for the movie. However, Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death. has been hearing some very good things about the movie and shared it with the world.
I’ve had the luck to speak to a couple of people who have seen recent screenings of Civil War and what they said about it has gotten me so excited for the film. I’m even more excited because these reactions are from different people but what they liked is very similar.
What are they saying? That the movie is fully a sequel to The Winter Soldier. I’ve been telling you this for a while, but now that the film is finished it seems to be confirmed – this isn’t Avengers 2.5, but rather Captain America 3, and it truly focuses on Cap and Bucky. I have been told that Spider-Man is great, and that the film doesn’t waste time on retelling his origin. We all get it, and the movie just moves along. I’ve been told that Black Panther is phenomenal, and that Chadwick Boseman is a major addition to the MCU. This movie picks up the pieces of Avengers: Age of Ultron in surprising and human ways and makes us feel the true cost of Sokovia. And I’ve been told that the last half hour of the film is brutal, both physically and emotionally. One person told me that the last act plays out as an emotional horror movie because the film gives both Tony and Steve solid reasoning, and because it truly makes you feel the depths of this schism.
This is the kind of stuff that should make you even more excited for the movie. I am not incredibly surprised that Civil War is testing well, especially considering that Devin reported it testing “exceptionally well” just one month ago. Still, to hear more about how it feels like a Captain America movie is great to hear, and it being described as physically and emotionally brutal at the end makes me all sorts of excited. As we gear up for further Phase 3 films, it is also great to see that both Black Panther and Spider-Man kill it in their debuts, setting up potentially great new franchises in the process.
Along with Devin’s report, there was also another new piece of concept art that was released online thanks to HeyUGuys. We’ve seen plenty of them where the sides are looking at each other, but this latest piece sees the heroes engaging in a fight. Check it out below!
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.