The countdown is on. In less than two weeks, Captain America: Civil War arrives in theaters, turning friends into enemies and threatening to tear the MCU apart. And as we get closer to the main event, the slow trickle of promos and posters is fast increasing, including a featurette which gives fans and general audiences a rundown on the issues involved in the Sokovia Accords.
The film version of the Superhero Registration Act will lead to the rift between members of the Avengers, which will force even latecomer Spider-Man to choose sides. Fans looking for another sneak peek at the forthcoming superhero throwdown are in luck, as a whole new batch of still just dropped.
Recently, Spanish site AirunGarky released a huge run of stills from the picture (via CBM). Carmaker Audi also culled some images from the film, mostly shots of the film’s heroes next to their automobiles. In addition, two fresh movie posters, featuring both halves of the warring Avengers look very crisp. Take a look at some of these great stills below:
The new images offer a wealth of great moments from the film. Just about every major character is represented in the stills, including (naturally) some great battle shots of Cap (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Some of the most enjoyable stills take us behind the scenes, including a green screen shot of Chris Evans. Also, it’s great to see the Avengers (sort of) assembled, including a casual look at Vision (Paul Bettany), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) looking perturbed; the team together (presumably before the rift forms); Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) diving from an explosion; the menacing Crossbones (Frank Grillo) in action; and Scarlet Witch’s manifesting her powers.
Overall, the shots are an exciting glimpse at what looks like the comic book film to beat this year (the jury is still out on X-Men: Apocalypse, although it could be a lot of fun). 2016 is an unprecedented year for shared universes – between the various factions of the Marvel movie world, the DCEU, and the Star Wars franchise, as well as a dozen other properties looking to kick-start their own cinematic multiverses, Hollywood studios clearly smell blood (read cash) in the water and are poised to strike.
Of course, Kevin Feige’s MCU is undoubtedly the template that all other studios seek to emulate. Following the time-honored comic book multistory arc has served them well in the cinematic realm. And that’s why, assuming the early responses are accurate, Civil War offers such an exciting prospect. It’s the culmination of 8 years of hard work, as well as the pivotal moment which their entire multi-film empire will shift upon. No pressure.
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: Homecoming – 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; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020. Inhumans currently has no release date.