Just like the DCEU enticed record-breaking audiences to theaters with the promise of an epic superhero fight in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the MCU (read: Marvel Cinematic Universe) promises Avengers battling each other in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Much of the promotion for the upcoming Captain America film has focused on who chooses sides between Captain America and Iron Man, aka Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), and the struggle of choosing ideals over friendship.
It’s not all about the battle over superhero oversight, however. Marvel has also released trailers that remind us that this is a Captain America film and not an Avengers sequel, focusing on Rogers’ continuing efforts to help his best friend from his former life, Bucky Barnes a.k.a. Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Screen Rant’s visit to the Civil War set also confirmed that the new movie will be largely from Rogers’ point of view, and will take the character “full circle” in his beliefs and motivations from the moment we first saw him on screen.
Now fans will have another chance to get a glimpse of the action in Captain America: Civil War. As the clip above reveals, the 2016 MTV Movie Awards show, which airs on Sunday, April 10, promises to bring us another clip from the new MCU film. The “exclusive sneak peek” will be introduced by Captain America himself, Chris Evans.
This year’s Movie Awards, which boasts categories like “Movie of the Year” and “Best Female Performance” alongside awards for “Best Villain” and “Best Kiss,” will be hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart. Presenting awards at the ceremony are Evans’ fellow Avenger Thor, Chris Hemsworth; plus Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn and Gigi Hadid.
Evans has been nominated for “Best Hero” for his role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and he could be presenting a clip that highlights some of his heroic awesomeness for the MTV crowd. The promo clip does focus a lot on the action, including the “super rad fight scene” between Captain America, Bucky, and Iron Man. Considering that there’s no “Best Bromance” category, but there is “Best Fight” (Hulk vs. Iron Man) and “Best Ensemble,” (Avengers), we’re guessing that this sneak peek will include more of the Avenger v Avenger showdown. Whatever the focus is, the presence of Evans and Hemsworth and the MTV Awards atmosphere will build plenty more hype for the film with a large chunk of their target audience.
The MTV Movie Awards air on Sunday, April 10 at 8pm.
Captain America: Civil War opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016. Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man – July 7, 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.