It’s the new Captain America: Civil War trailer spilling its fictitious (but equally important) conflict into the current, very real, football-related contest occurring in Super Bowl 50. Because of Civil War’s preemptive Super Bowl strike, I’m calling this particular trailer the Super Bowl 50 Captain America: Civil War trailer. You probably didn’t care enough to follow that logic, but I provided it anyway.
Much like the
Wakandan Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos butting heads to bring home the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Iron Man and Captain America are butting heads and ideologies over the legal application of super-humans during conflict. Oh, and there’s that minor issue regarding Bucky “The Winter Soldier” Barnes and his purported involvement with a massive explosion killing a host of African dignitaries. That’s called adding napalm to the fire, I believe.
So, what’s going on? We have brand new clips of our intrepid, divided Avengers embroiled in conflict amidst a collected chorus of unseen onlookers chanting, “United we stand,” and then, “Divided we fall.” The trailer resolves with a confrontational Iron Man looking sternly at Steve Rogers and stating, “You chose the wrong side.” Goosebumps, folks.
Captain America: Civil War debuts May 6, 2016, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman.