“Captain America: Civil War” boasts of a title that brings to mind both political and personal implications, and nowhere is this more apparent than in its recently-released international trailer. Besides the given appearances of Cap Steve Rogers himself (played by Chris Evans), it teased fans with footage from Marvel favorites Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johanssen) and Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.)
Entertainment Weekly reports that the launch of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Three will kick off with Steve Rogers and long-time buddy Bucky Barnes (played by Sebastian Stan), struggling against a political attempt to regulate, contain, and possibly even legislate people with superhuman abilities. It’s reminiscent of the plotline of past X-Men films, but there’s more to it than that.
One would expect that the Avengers would band together against this so-called “legislation,” but the trailer presents evidence to the contrary. Black Widow and Iron Man were shown as having some sort of disagreement with Captain America—well, Captain America and iron Man never really seem to get along anyway, but the scenes suggest more serious issues than their usual exchange of banter.
Actor William Hurt was also seen portraying Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross, as Inquisitr notes that it was Ross being seen as the one lecturing Captain America/Steve Rogers immediately as the trailer starts, possibly going on about the mentioned policies that threatened to limit the ability and effectiveness of people with superhuman abilities. They also noted that while there was a trailer for the film released last month, it wasn’t as focused on the political aspects as this latest, international trailer did.
It’s safe to say that Marvel brought justice to the title with the release of the international trailer for “Captain America: Civil War.” Scenes hit the point home, and the snippets made audiences feel like there were in on the internal conflict that is set to plague the Avengers and possibly the entire world.
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