The Avengers are back! And things are not looking good--Captain America and Iron Man are frenemies! How did they come to this?
The trailer for next summer's blockbuster Marvel film, Captain America: Civil War is already here and gives us a glimpse of the ever-widening rift between former popsicle and die-hard boy scout Steve Rogers and genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Tony Stark.
This next chapter in the Marvel movie cycle is based on the 2006 comic book crossover event of the same name. In that storyline, Cap and ol' Shellhead were at odds over whether to comply with a government mandate to register and reveal their secret identities.
No word yet on how close the film will hew to the comics, but it looks like at least the main pillars of that plot are in place:
- Captain America and Iron Man as opposing team leaders? CHECK!
- An inciting "disaster" (or several accumulating ones from previous films) to make the government take action? CHECK!
- Fast-paced chases and fight scenes? CHECK!
Still, looks like it's going to be a superhero squabble for the record books. Here's the trailer--enjoy!
EDIT: Nifty scene-by-scene breakdown of the trailer by io9!