The hype machine has officially left the station and is chugging along at full speed for ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ the next blockbuster to be released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lovingly dubbed ‘Avengers 2.5’ by fans due to the insane amount of superheroes contained in the film, the movie is due to be released in American theaters next week, with it already having opened abroad in some countries. The fine folks at Marvel want to keep you hyped until you get the chance to see the film, so they’ll be doling out little bits and pieces of PR goodness over the next week, and today they’ve given us a clip from the film itself.
In the video, you’ll get to see on-screen-newcomer Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman) taking on Bucky Barnes, also known as The Winter Soldier (played by Sebastian Stan). We don’t want to keep you in suspense any longer, so check it out below:
To give some context to this scene: Black Panther believes that The Winter Soldier is responsible for a terrorist attack on his home country of Wakanda – an attack that has killed Panther’s father. Understandably, he is upset, hence the fighting and the clawing and what have you. Captain America (portrayed by Chris Evans), of course, believes that his friend is innocent and that Bucky has been framed, so he arrives on the scene to try and help The Winter Soldier out of the jam.
You can see a bit of the second half of this scene, a tunnel chase, in this thinly-veiled featurette that’s really an ad for Audi – but it’s still cool, so here it is:
In case you’ve been living under a strange, heavy, rock-like substance, here’s the “official” description of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ for you. The movie hits American theaters on May 6, 2016.
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.
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