Did you watch the trailer for Captain America: Civil War yet? Go do that. It’s pretty good. I’ll wait until you’re back to go shot by shot in case you missed anything cool.
You back yet? Good, because BLACK PANTHER BLACK PANTHER BLACK PANTHER BLACK PANTHER but that’s not for another 2 minutes or so.
Then we jump to a scene of German cops busting down a door. It’s cut to seem like they’re going for Bucky. You know who else went after Americans with German police? Baron Zemo, the main bad guy in the movie. Who else were you thinking?
Cap gets handed the “Sokovia Accords.” Sokovia is the country Ultron tried to drop on…wherever…in Age of Ultron. Presumably this is the updated Civil War‘s
Mutant Superhero Registration Act. The fun thing about the movies reusing old comic storylines is I get to reuse old jokes about those storylines too.
Widow asking Cap to lay low. The whole trailer is cut to make it seem like the Sokovia stuff from Age of Ultron inspires the registration act, and that the government’s pursuit of Bucky is what gets Cap to his position. We’ll talk more about that later.
Iron Man: “Sometimes I just wanna punch you in your perfect teeth.” This brings us back to the original story, which was, to put it delicately, INCREDIBLY STUPID. In the comics, Captain America was portrayed as thinking the government should stay the hell out of vigilante law enforcement. That’s idiotic, and this line seems forced enough that it made me worry for a second that the movie would do something equally stupid. Fortunately, having watched the trailer 800 times to get these screenshots, I THINK what they’re going for is actually that Bucky doesn’t want to register, and Cap’s fighting to keep him off the radar. There’s also something later that helps, too.
So here’s the other part of why I’m hopeful about this: Cap tells Iron Man “But he’s my friend,” presumably referring to Bucky. Iron Man responds with “So was I.” So I’m fairly confident of my Bucky theory, but adding in some good old fashioned Tony Stark pettiness to intensify reactions only makes everyone coming to blows seem more realistic.
The trailer then cuts to that awesome fight between Bucky, Cap and Iron Man. The CGI looks a little rough, but I’m sure that’ll be fixed by the time it hits theaters, because everything else looks visually excellent. What did you think of the trailer?