‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer and the Current State of the MCU

The trailer for Marvel’s upcoming film Captain America: Civil War was released recently. Hitting theatres May 6th of 2016, Civil War pits Avenger against Avenger as Steve Rogers and Tony Stark duke it out. Based on the popular comic series of the same name, the plot relates to the government regulating superhuman activity. This puts Captain America and Iron Man on opposing sides and draws a ridged line within the superhero community.

Included in the cast list are the characters Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Falcon, Hawkeye, Vision, and War Machine. It’s been said that Thor will not be making an appearance but there is still some question as to whether Hulk will.

The trailer shows glimpses of new characters yet to be introduced in the MCU, or Marvel Cinematic Universe, like Black Panther. Played by Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther will be getting his own film in 2018. There was some degree of set-up for T’Challa in Avengers: Age of Ultron, where we were introduced to his villain Klaw in his native Africa.

There are also currently rumors going around that Spider-man will be making an appearance. Considering Marvel is now sharing the character rights with Sony Pictures, it seems fairly likely that we will now be seeing Peter Parker soon in the MCU. Yet another Spider-man reboot is in the works.

Hero against hero seems to be a theme as of late in superhero movies, as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a DC title that will be on the big screen a couple of months before Captain America: Civil War.

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