November 25, 2015


'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer: Iron Man vs. the Cap

Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicks off in 2016, and it’ll start with Captain America: Civil War, the franchise’s third entry. It looks like a standard-entry action movie until Steve Rogers dons his Cap costume at the 45-second mark for a flying dropkick, and it’s pure Marvel from there.

This thing looks like a direct successor to Avengers: Age of Ultron, with appearances from Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and new teammate the Scarlet Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen). Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man is also here, and the big hook seems to be that he and Captain America are going head to head. It’s like the “why are the Hulk and Iron Man fighting?!” issue we faced before Age of Ultron all over again. Except this time it's the poster's whole premise:

That roll call isn’t complete, though. Civil War will also showcase Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, Don Cheadle’s War Machine, our first look at Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and—yes—the new Spider-Man, played by 19-year-old Tom Holland.

Returning as directors are Joe and Anthony Russo, who first joined the Marvel-verse for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and are helming the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. Also due in 2016 are Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse and Doctor Strange.