Fans attending Disney’s D23 Expo got an exclusive look at the first footage from Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ Thanks to IGN, here’s a lengthy description of the footage that was shown:
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.”
“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.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Stars: Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Daniel Brühl as Baron von Zemo, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, and Martin Freeman who is rumored to be playing Everett K. Ross.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ opens in theaters May 6, 2016.