[WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Captain America: Civil War]
Captain America: Civil War is only one of seven confirmed superhero films soaring into theaters next year - in addition to other mega-popular franchise additions like Star Trek 3 and the anthology spin-off Star Wars: Rogue One - but it's certainly one of the most anticipated of the blockbuster bunch.
Following the near-planetary annihilation of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Civil War will explore the controversial fallout, in which the United States government mandates that all superheroes must act under official regulation. Naturally, a divide amongst the super powered community arises, with Tony Stark's Iron Man leading those in support and Steve Rogers' Captain American leading those against. While a majority of the film centers on the ideological war between the allies-turned-foes, there will of course be other physical battles and action-packed scenes adding layers to the seemingly clear-cut plot (especially if Hulk does in fact make an appearance).
The month of May produced an onslaught of photos and videos from the Atlanta-based set, teasing a handful of the previously mentioned scenes - Falcon in flight, Captain America versus Crossbones, and Black Widow on the run - as well as the practical stunt work being done for the film. And today, CBM has gotten hold of several images and a set video showing a garbage truck approaching an "Institute for Infectious Disease" before being flipped over, destroying the front gate in the process:
While cinema's penchant for destroying cars is nothing new - especially when it comes to superhero films - the "Institute for Infectious Disease" is certainly something moviegoers have not seen before in any of the previous Marvel films. Judging by details in the photos, the scene is most likely based in Wakanda, the fictional hometown of future-Avenger Black Panther, and could depict an ambush of the facility.
Whether or not it relates to anything we've seen before is unclear; however, the scene does raise questions about the potential threats Captain America and his supporters will be facing beyond the Superhero Registration Act. Perhaps Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) has plans to unleash a deadly virus on the world, as the folks at CBM have suggested. It wouldn't be surprising, considering Zemo is a notorious Nazi scientist and weapons maker. It would also support the notion that some kind of larger threat will arise to ultimately bring the divided heroes together.
That said, considering Captain America is on the run throughout most of the film, the facility could also be a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base that he and his allies are using. If that is the case, the vehicle probably belongs to Crossbones or another enemy looking to bring down the rebellious hero. By the looks of it, though, capturing Captain America will not be as easy as flipping a stunt truck.
What do you think, Screen Rant readers? Is the "Institute for Infectious Disease" an inactive S.H.I.E.L.D. base used by Captain America, or something more sinister?
Ant-Man opens in theaters July 17, 2015; Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016; Doctor Strange on November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 5, 2017; the Spider-Man reboot on July 28, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 on May 4, 2018; Black Panther on July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel on November 2, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 on May 3, 2019; and Inhumans on July 12, 2019.
Source: Comic Book Movie