Disney has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated Marvel Studios sequel Captain America: Civil War. Directed Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), the first film of Marvel’s Phase Three slate picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off as Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers leads a new team of Avengers. After another international incident involving the superpowered team results in collateral damage, the government—and former Avengers member Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)—begins to meddle with their practices, all the while a new villainous threat looms.
It’s clear that with this first teaser trailer, Marvel wanted to get across that this is first and foremost a Captain America movie despite the overstuffed cast. And they do a swell job of setting this up as a continuation of both Age of Ultron and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Yes the story finds Cap and Tony at odds, but it looks to be mostly from Steve Rogers’ perspective, which should make for an interesting film. Visually it’s in keeping with the tone set in Winter Soldier—plenty of this could pass for deleted scenes from that movie—but there’s a shot of Chadwick Boseman‘s Black Panther that should get fans riled up, as will the “money shot” sequence at the end with Cap and Bucky wailing on Iron Man.
Watch the Captain America: Civil War trailer below, be sure to check out over 60 new images from the film, and sound off with your thoughts in the comments. Scripted by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), the film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Daniel Brühl, and Tom Holland. Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.
Here’s the official synopsis for Captain America: Civil War:
“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.