The first trailer for Captain America: Civil War teased personal and emotional core of the movie, but it was the second short teaser that aired during the Super Bowl which placed the spotlight on the team vs. team aspect of the film, asking fans to choose their side. That pillar of the marketing is used for the film’s promotional artwork and posters, and has its own sets of Twitter emoji – a trend set previously by Disney when they began promoting Star Wars 7.
As for any questions regarding which Avengers are on #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan, this has been answered in both the Super Bowl ad and the second Civil War trailer which released last week – a trailer that introduced Spider-Man and added him to Stark’s team. Of course, things may not be as they appear and some characters may switch sides, but for the purposes of this article we’re instead going to focus on the Marvel Cinematic Universe characters not in the film to see what side they’d choose.
The two main Avengers not in Captain America: Civil War are Hulk and Thor. Both are arguably too powerful and given their current situations and history, may have the least reason to be in this story in the first place. Instead, the pair are off-world on a cosmic buddy adventure we’ll learn about in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.
Who Would Hulk and Thor Team With?
When asked about these two Avengers during the post-trailer release Tumblr Q&A session last week, Robert Downey Jr. was quick to say Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) would obviously join him since they’re science bros, and Chris Evans agrees. However, director Joe Russo doesn’t think that’s the case given that Iron Man is working with Hulk enemy Thunderbolt Ross. As for Thor, Evans says Team Cap might get him but Joe Russo seems to think Thor wouldn’t be in either team.
Who Would The Netflix Heroes Team With?
With Daredevil season 2 airing this week on Netflix, and star Charlie Cox ever hopeful that one day he can share the screen with the Avengers, he and the rest of the cast and crew couldn’t avoid the question of who they’d side with in the Captain America: Civil War conflict. Comicbook.com was on the red carpet for the Daredevil season 2 premiere in New York and asked everyone they could this very question. Here’s the breakdown:
- Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) on team Spider-Man – Bernthal actually auditioned with Spider-Man actor Tom Holland and their two characters share key moments together in the Civil War story from Marvel Comics.
- Matt Murdock a.k.a. Daredevil (Charlie Cox) – Team Cap
And from the comics, it’s pretty clear that Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) would also be #TeamCap.
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.
Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s 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.