Marvel Studios has unleashed the full-length, official trailer for the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War, and it not only features new footage from the superhero smackdown, but also gives us our first look at Tom Holland as the new Spider-Man—much to Matt’s disappointment. In an unprecedented move, Marvel and Sony are sharing the Peter Parker character, with the webslinger making his debut in Civil War before getting his own standalone feature, after which he’ll continue to weave in and out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t crazy about the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. It didn’t really do much for me beyond promise what felt like more of the same, but this second, full-length trailer for the Marvel epic got me. The emotional stakes of this beef between Cap and Iron Man are front and center, and I’m really eager to see Marvel take these characters to some fascinating places in terms of the superhero dynamic. And visually, this feels like a step up for the Russo Brothers.
And then there’s Spider-Man. He looks like, well Spider-Man. This costume is clearly leaning heavily on the classic comics look eschewing the modern/darker update of the previous reboots. We only hear one line here, and the character himself appears to be fully CG in this one shot, but as a big fan of Tom Holland as an actor, I’m mighty curious to see what his take on Peter Parker entails.
Check out the trailer below, and for a deeper dive, click through Matt’s bevy of set visit coverage. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film also stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Pettany, Don Cheadle, Martin Freeman, and William Hurt. Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Captain America: Civil War, followed by links to Matt’s set visit coverage:
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.
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