Last night, Marvel Studios decided to offer a little pre-Thanksgiving treat by way of the first trailer for one of its most highly anticipated films ever, Captain America: Civil War. It was an explosive teaser, and one that actually showed quite a bit of footage without really “revealing” much—aside from Chadwick Boseman’s great-looking Black Panther, of course. And in addition to launching the film’s marketing campaign with the trailer, Marvel also released a trio of posters touting the Winter Soldier sequel.
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 and question their tactics, all the while a new villainous threat looms.
You may have seen the official one-sheet previously, which shows Cap and Tony face-to-face, but a pair of other superhero-specific posters were also revealed: one on Team Captain America and one on Team Iron Man. I’m curious to see how Marvel toes this line in the film. Since this is a Captain America movie, I’m guessing it’s mostly told from Steve Rogers’ point of view—the trailer seemed to suggest that as well. But there’s a strong emotional attachment to Iron Man from the fan perspective, so the Russos have a tough task in fleshing out this conflict without turning either character into a straight-up villain.
Check out the posters below and start planning those “Team Steve/Tony” shirts for opening night. If you want an even closer look at the trailer, click here to peruse over 60 new images from the film. Scripted by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), the movie 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.