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Captain America: Civil War Trailer Description From D23 Expo

Matt McGloin Posted: 08/15/2015 - 16:50 COMMENT


Update: You can watch the Captain America: Civil War panel with Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie here.


Disney showed off a Captain America: Civil War trailer today at their D23 Expo in Anaheim.

Sadly, I don't think any of the footage will make its way online (at least not yet) as I'm hearing reports that Disney had their security confiscate everyone's recording equipment and phones. Security was said to be super tight.

That said, various news outlets that were in attendance have reported on the Captain America: Civil War trailer, which you can read about below.

It is possible Marvel may release the Captain America: Civil War trailer online later today or in the coming week.

Note: There is a fake Captain America: Civil War trailer that is going around on Twitter and YouTube that starts with WWII footage.

"Captain America: Civil War" has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.


Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.


Captain America: Civil War trailer description via IGN:

The footage opens with Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon dealing with Crossbones as the villain attempts to blow up a truck. During the fight, Crossbones tosses a magnetic explosive at Cap’s shield, and the hero throws it into the air so that the explosion avoids the crowd.

Crossbones removes his mask and reveals his scarred face, turning to Cap and saying, "He remembered you, you know. Your little pal Bucky." The footage then cut to the scene from the credits of Ant-Man, where Cap and Falcon are talking to Bucky. Bucky tells Cap that he remembers his mom’s name was Sarah, and that he used to stuff newspapers in his shoes. Cap smiles, knowing that some trace of his old friend is still in there.

We then see General Ross (William Hurt, reprising his role from Edward Norton’s Incredible Hulk) telling Cap how the country owes him an impossible debt, but that for some he's not a hero now but a vigilante. Cut to shots of Cap and Tony Stark talking about what comes next. Tony talks about how they're operating with oversight so how does that make them different from villains? "That's what this is about to you? Protection?" says Cap. While continuing to argue, Iron Man tells Cap, "Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth."

The footage then rolls into quick shots of the heroes delivering some pretty great lines. "In this job, you try to save everybody you can. Sometimes that doesn't mean everybody," say a stoic Captain America. We see a quick shot of Black Panther, but no sign of Spider-Man. Black Widow and Hawkeye, caught on opposite sides of the Civil War, are about to fight. "We're still friends right?" Black Widow asks. "Depends on how hard you hit me," Hawkeye replies.

The footage ended with Hawkeye opening a van, revealing Paul Rudd's Ant-Man. He's absolutely starstruck by Captain America. He's shaking as he meets him, and fumbles the greeting. "You know a lot of super people, so thinks for thanking of me."

Via Reddit:

Here’s what we see: The new Avengers are in buildings overlooking a crowded market in what appears to be a third-world country. “Eyes on target, folks,” Captain America says. Falcon says, “Red Wing, launch,” and a small drone hovers free and dives down to the street, swooping beneath a truck, which is loaded with explosives. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson is in a café.) “It’s a battering ram,” she says. The team closes in, and the truck opens up—revealing Crossbones, a.k.a. Brock Rumlow (played by Frank Grillo, from The Winter Soldier). He spots Cap moving in and throws a magnetic bomb onto Cap’s vibranium shield. Cap thinks fast, throwing the shield into the sky just as it detonates.

He is now unarmed, and Crossbones pummels him. The rest of Crossbones’ crew springs to action. Falcon blocks machine gun fire with his wings. Black Widow flips through the air, sending bad guys flying. Crossbones grips Cap and slams him into a concrete wall. He leers at the hero from behind a metallic, skull-shaped masked. “You dropped a building on my face,” he snarls, a reference to the conclusion of The Winter Soldier. Cap rips his gauntlet off and pushes free, then tears off the metal mask. Crossbones kneels, defeated, and mutters: “You know, he remembered you. Your pal, your buddy, your Bucky.” Turns out, Captain America does have a weak spot.

From there we get the Marvel Studios logo and cut to William Hurt as Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross—the former general, known as the nemesis of The Incredible Hulk. “The world owes you an unpayable debt,” Ross says as images of past heroism play onscreen. “While a great many people see you as a hero, there are some who prefer the word vigilante. People are afraid.” Cap is indignant. “This job, we try to save as many as we can. Sometimes that doesn’t mean everybody,” he says. Then we see a shot familiar to anyone who waited for the end credits scene after Ant-Man. The Winter Soldier himself, Cap’s old friend Bucky Barnes (played by Sebastian Stan), is trapped in a warehouse with his metallic arm locked in a vice. “Buck, You know me?” The assassin whose mind was wiped in the previous Captain America movie looks up. “My mom’s name was Sarah,” he says. “You used to wear newspapers in your shoes.” Then we get a reunion between Cap and another powerful being: Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. “Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth,” he says.

Something has happened. Something that can’t be undone. The world wants heroes to stay heroes, but they need to be regulated. Controlled. We see a flash of heroes. Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Paul Bettany as The Vision (wearing street clothes! A dapper suit), Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye striking a pose with his bow and arrow, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa—in regular clothes, and also in his Black Panther armor, complete with gloves that extend razor-sharp blades from the fingernails.

As we see various teams of powerful beings running at each other, the footage cuts to another van—this one with Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man inside. He meets Cap and totally geeks out. “Captain America…” he says, awestruck, shaking his idol’s hand. And shaking it some more. And then some more. “I’m shaking your hand too long,” he says. Pinwheeling around, he looks at Scarlet Witch. “I know you, too!” Ant-Man says. “You’re great!” He tries to play it cool. “I want to say I know you know a lot of super people, so thinks for thanking of me,” he says. Then pauses. Blinks. “Thanks for thinking of me,” he corrects himself.

Oh, and that Easter egg Feige promised? It wasn’t a glimpse of Spider-Man (unfortunately). It was the glass-block holding cell used to contain the Winter Soldier in the one-shot. The container number was 23, in cell block D. … Get it? A little nod to Disney’s fan convention. That’s all for the Marvel panel. Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6.