Captain America Gets Emotional as ‘Civil War’ Meets Adele in Trailer Mashup

     November 30, 2015


It’s no shocker that a ton of people watched the Captain America: Civil War trailer. It has the punch of a Cap film with the sparkle of an Avengers-worthy line-up of characters. According to Marvel, however, there were a lot more eyes on the first footage than we realized.

The Mouse House announced that the trailer racked up 61 million views within the first 24 hours. This number even tops the previous Marvel record set by the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, which premiered in 2014 with 34 million views.

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., whose characters will face off in the film, went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the big debut, and its numbers are even higher than Adele’s music video for “Hello.” The hit song broke the music video record in the 24-hour window by earning 27.7 million views and 50 million views after 48 hours, as announced by Vevo. To think what would happen if we mashed up these two giants of industry…

Oh wait! Someone already has. Vimeo user Andrew Meadows layered the record-breaking song over the record-breaking trailer to breathe new life into the bromance between Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes. Vulture reimagined Civil War as a gay love story between these two characters, but Adele’s pipes pack a more emotional punch than their superhero muscles. Watch the video mash-up below.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016. Here’s the official synopsis:

“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.