Captain America: Civil War will bring together most of the current superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and divide them in two teams: Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. In addition to fracturing the Avengers into two opposing sides, divided over the issue of whether superheroes should be supervised, the movie will also introduce new players like Black Panther and Spider-Man prior to them appearing in their own solo films.
As the release date approaches, cast interviews and appearances have been happening more and more often as part of the promotional campaign, which means Captain America and Iron Man themselves will show up here, there, and everywhere. Every chance to promote their teams must be taken – for example, at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.
Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. took to the stage at last night’s Kids’ Choice Awards to present the new Civil War trailer. Staying true to their characters – and because it’s the Kids’ Choice Awards, after all – Evans and Downey brought some fun in the shape of a Civil War thumb battle: thumb masks included.
The real winners here were the audience, as they not only witnessed that intense thumb battle between the two biggest superheroes from the MCU but they also watched a slightly different version of the latest trailer, with a few new glimpses here and there – including Crossbones preparing for Battle and the Winter Soldier fighting Black Panther.
Captain America: Civil War will deal with the consequences of the battles the Avengers have fought so far, prompting governments around the world to implement the Sokovia Accords in order to oversee and direct the team. This will divide the team in two: those who are pro-accords (Team Iron Man) and those who are against these new measures (Team Captain America). Civil War will also deal with the Winter Soldier’s comeback, and Bucky’s relationship with his old friend Steve Rogers.
Now that the promotional campaign has started, we can expect more appearances from the cast – as well as more fun moments like the thumb fight.
Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange– November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man – July 28, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018;The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020.