The record-breaking trailer for ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (61 million views in 24 hours) drove home the fact that while the conflict between Marvel’s heroes is the big draw, the majority of the movie will focus on the title hero. Well, plus The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. But back to that conflict!
As we learned months ago from the concept art that was released, the battle lines are drawn. Siding with Cap are buddies Falcon and The Winter Soldier, as well as Emily Van Camp’s Agent 13,Hawkeye and team newcomer Ant-Man. From the trailer, we learn that wildcard Scarlet Witch is also on Team Cap, at least during this fight. Rallying around Iron Man are Black Widow, War Machine and making his movie debut Black Panther. The Vision, who is created from Tony Stark’s tech is also assumed to be part of this unit.
Though no additional footage has been released, two still photos from the battle are now available. Above we see Chris Evans as Cap, flanked by (l-r) The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Bucky/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) may be somewhere in there, just invisible to the naked eye.
Below is a close up shot which likely comes before the above shot, showing Evans, Olsen and Stan looking quite tense.
In addition, a few tiny bits of info have been released about the match-up. There is a shot of Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch firing away at opponents in the sky, possibly Iron Man himself, but more likely War Machine and The Vision. Black Widow takes on Ant-Man and wins. And of course Cap and Iron Man come face to face.
Movie directors Joe and Anthony Russo offered some additional insight.
“The story is about family and what happens when they don’t agree. We’ve been comparing it to a fight at a wedding. What happens when your cousin and brother go at it, and whose side are you on, and where does it go from there?”
“How do you move forward from a moment where people who used to love each other and were on the same side, now hate each other and are trying to hurt each other? [Cap is] such a strong, grounded, morally centered, ethically centered character. You can beat at him pretty hard as a hero, to try to crack that strength — both morally and physically.”
Much like the real American Civil War, it sounds like this conflict pits brother against brother in a more figurative sense.
The movie promises to not make this confrontation too one sided so that audiences are left wondering which side they should really take.
That’s Cap’s side. Hopefully we’ll find out more about Tony’s soon.
So far, whose side are you on?
Source: Comic Book Movie