Marvel has released the first teaser-trailer for the studio’s upcoming action film “Captain America: Civil War.” The film is scheduled to hit theaters in May 2016 but you can get your first look at the highly anticipated installment to the Captain America franchise thanks to a late Tuesday Night surprise from Marvel.
The film’s stars, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., made a surprise appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to promote the film. The actors stopped by the Late Night talk show to debut the teaser trailer, which is the first footage shown to-date from Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.”
The teaser doesn’t disappoint, foreshadowing the upcoming animosity that is growing between Captain America and Iron Man. In the film each of the super-heroes take different sides on a bill that would allow government regulation of super-heroes in the Marvel Universe. This causes the “Civil War” storyline to kickoff, pitting Avengers against each other as they fight for what they believe in.
“There are some who prefer the word vigilante,” William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross states in the trailer. “You’ve operated with unlimited power and no supervision. That’s something the world can no longer tolerate. There will be consequences.”
After the events of the last movie, “Captain America: Civil War” will have Steve Rogers (Captain America) leading a new squad of Avengers to fight the good fight against evil. The government regulation comes after the Avengers cause more devastation while protecting the planet, with some in Washington and around the world questioning the safety of the self-regulated band of heroes.
On one-side is Captain America, leading the group that opposes the government regulations. Rogers fears that identifying all super heroes will not only put them at risk, but their family and loved ones as well. On the other side of the debate is Iron Man, who does not keep his identity a secret and feels that other super heroes and gifted humans could do the same.
Joining Chris Evans and Robert Downy JR. in the film are Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo and Daniel Brühl.
Fans can expect quite a few trailers to be released for the new film before it theaters, but they will have to settle for the teaser-trailer for now. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is set to release on May 6, 2016.