It’s hard to believe that Captain America: Civil War is just over two weeks away. Between the marketing hype and the positive early reviews, the House of Ideas has been stoking the fires beneath fans and general audiences alike. The film’s characters have been making the rounds, taking over late night TV, and dropping trailers to prepare audiences for all-out war within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Of course, Americans filmgoers aren’t alone in anticipating this epic event. Around the world, Marvel is priming its international cinematic pumps by cranking out trailers and posters designed to pull audiences into the theater this coming March.
Yesterday, CBM got hold of 12 of the latest international posters from China and Russia. These sharp little graphics feature the cast of the film squaring off, in addition to some intense game faces, and a look at some of the characters in action. Take a look at the new artwork below:
The Chinese posters feature some fun shots of Cap (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) scowling at their unseen opponents, as well as Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) on the draw, Falcon (Anthony Mackie) taking flight, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) on the prowl in his updated costume. The Russian "Face-off" posters feature (almost uncomfortably close) head to head matchups of prime players like Falcon and Black Panther, Vision (Paul Bettany) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and War Machine (Don Cheadle), and of course Captain America and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) among others.
For casual cinema-goers in Russia and China, who may be familiar with The Avengers but not the Civil War storyline or the Superhero Registration Act, the posters incorporate some a sense of conflict and emotion. Even if general audiences don't understand the context right away, the characters and the conflict are on display in dynamic ways. The posters should be able to generate interest, allowing the uninformed public to at least pick their favorite team or characters, visually speaking.
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; Inhumans – July 12, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020.