The first trailer for Captain America: Civil War is here, and it looks brilliant. Sure there are still questions – and there’s no sign of Vision, Ant-Man, Agent 13, Baron Zemo or Crossbones – but we’re excited nonetheless. In the meantime, we broke down the trailer for your (and our) amusement:
We start where we left off in the post-credits scene for Ant-Man, with Bucky brought in by Cap and Falcon. But what state of mind is he in?
Judging by his in-depth Cap knowledge, it looks like Bucky has recovered (at least partially) from his brainwashing. Happy Cap.
William Hurt is back as General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross, making his first MCU appearance since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. And with the words, “There are some who see you as a vigilante”, it’s clear that he’s opposed to Cap. Which makes him a bit of a hypocrite, considering that he was the one who tried to resurrect the Super-Soldier programme in the first place.
“You’ve operated with unlimited power and no supervision. That’s something the world can no longer tolerate.” Yep, he’s definitely the bad guy here. And it looks like he’s after Bucky, seen here in fugitive mode.
Ross warns of consequences, and here we see what he means: Tony Stark dons the armour once again, and he doesn’t look like he’s in a great mood.
“Captain, you seem a little defensive.” That’s putting it mildly, considering the shiner he’s sporting. That’ll probably be Cap then.
Cap and Bucky suit up – the old war buddies reunited. As we’ll see later, they’ll be a permanent fixture.
On the otherside, we get our first look at Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch, with this being the first confirmation of whose side Wanda is on. Which makes sense, considering her original hatred of Stark.
Our first look at T’Challa, aka Black Panther. Siding with the Pro-Registration forces, he looks suitably menacing.
Widow looking on at a huge explosion at what looks like the site of the above clash. Judging by the place names on the van, it would appear that this is taking place in Germany.
Bucky and Iron Man face off, with Bucky going for the Arc Reactor in the chest. That’s either a very smart of very dumb move.
Although things don’t look good here, with Bucky and Cap trading his shield to give him an up-close – to close for him to effectively fire back – pummelling, gradually wearing him down, with an unknown snowy landscape in the background. We can’t wait.
Captain America: Civil War will be released in cinemas on 29 April 2016. You can find out more about the characters and the comics that inspired them by picking up the latest edition of 100 All-Time Greatest Comics.