I told you that Tony Stark was a jerk. I just didn’t realize how big a jerk at the time.
See I woke up this morning to learn that the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War had dropped. I figured it’d be a quick 30 second teaser. Boy was I wrong!
What I got was an early Hanukah present! Over two minutes of intense, Star-Spangled glory. As much as I loved Captain America: The Winter Soldier (which was an amazing spy thriller of a film and my favorite Marvel Cinematic movie to date), I think Civil War could top it.
The main gist of the movie (and the Civil War itself) is that after Cap’s newly formed team of Avengers has another incident with some serious collateral damage, politics get heavily involved. There’s pressure to install a new system headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the actions of the Avengers.
Basically, the government wants to turn Cap and the Avengers into their own private little task force. Cap clearly wants none of that. Tony “I’m a big, fat, techno-headed jerk” Stark, on the other hand, is all for it. He fully supports the government and thinks heroes (who they call “vigilantes”) should be no more than soldiers following the governments orders.
Puppets is another word for that, Tony. And if I know Cap, he’ll fight to his dying breath to avoid having his freedom-fighting team bow down to becoming the government’s lapdog.
What grows from there is a full-on Civil War between two power-packed superteams. One led by Captain America (a.k.a. the Good Guys) and another led by Iron Man (a.k.a. the Bad Guys).
Okay, enough set up. Grab a mop to wipe up the drool you’re about to spill and check out the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War!
Which side are you on?
Captain America: Civil War
Fighting its way into theaters on May 6, 2016