Marvel movie fans were under the impression that they'd have to wait until the debut of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens in theaters before Disney would activate the marketing machine on their flagship superhero movie of 2016 but thankfully, that's not the case at all. The teases for Marvel's Civil War begin right now.
Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. make an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to share the first official one-sheet and full-length trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Enjoy!
When RDJ negotiated with Marvel Studios to return for more films after Iron Man 3 it was initially just for another two Avengers movies; then, he was convinced by Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige that so much more can be done with the Tony Stark character. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, along with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely - who, together, make up the team behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the upcoming two Avengers: Infinity War movies - had a big plan for Captain America 3; one that could only work with RDJ aboard.
Hollywood's highest paid actor loved it, joking that he loved the feeling of being "needed," and so he signed on. Rumor has it he's also going to have a big role in 2017's Spider-Man reboot, starring Tom Holland, who makes his debut in Captain America: Civil War but who's noticeably absent from this first trailer. The same can be said for the Vision (Paul Bettany) who by all accounts will be on team Iron Man until potentially switching sides.
The trailer confirms what was leaked via concept art and promotional images, of who's on whose side (at least for parts of the film). We can see Cap's full team, minus Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), but don't see Stark's team together outside of him and his own best friends, James "Rhodey" Rhodes a.k.a. War Machine (Don Cheadle) who looks to take a serious injury in one of the film's battles. We also see at the very beginning the Sokovia Accords document, the paperwork behind the MCU's version of the Superhero Registration Act, which builds off of the catastrophic events of Avengers: Age of Ultron and - according the film's official synopsis - another international incident which forces the governments of the world to take action against vigilante superheroes who operate without regulation.
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The movie 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, Frank Grillo, Tom Holland, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony & Joe Russo and produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serve as executive producers and the screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
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 - July 28, 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.