Prediction – Captain America: Civil War
Yup, yup, and yup.
I love you Tony Stark, but you have the Cap/Bucky Rage coming after the whole Ultron thing. Though I sort of hope Iron Patriot isn’t actually dead because Don Cheadle.
Fan-fiction fuel aside, it’s nice to see two dudes actually give a crap about one another on screen, specially two badasses like Cap and the Winter Soldier. Can’t leave Falcon out of the equation either (yes, I’ve seen several different threesome jokes already, thanks) though maybe that’s just me and my new attachment to him as Sam Wilson: Captain America (which, if you’re not reading, you should be).
Love the Black Panther suit. High hopes they can do justice to the character. Marvel’s slow but apparently genuine (despite my early skepticism) diversity push first peeked its screen head when it gave us a glimpse of the new Avengers team at the end of Ultron (Widow, Cap, Falcon, Iron Patriot, Scarlet Witch, and Vision) and I’m looking forward to (and have very high hopes for) where they take it next (consider: Chris Hemsworth’s contract is up after Ragnarok and while I’m not at all keen on the idea of Natalie Portman taking up the hammer, it isn’t as though no one has ever recast a superhero role before).
And that fight choreography, yo.
Is it May yet?
Hmmm…Civil War in the comics was dark, I mean really dark. Heroes killing heroes, betrayals of epic proportions (Tony Stark builds a killer clone of Thor), and lead into an even darker period Dark Reign, were Normal Osborn took over the Avengers.
So, calling a Captain America movie Civil War is a pretty big signal that this is going to be a big movie. I mean last Cap movie effectively killed SHEILD. The movie looks good. Other than the supporting characters. Can we please just give Black Widow her own movie? And really, they are going to introduce Black Panther as a goon? I mean unless the movie is going to be four hours long there is not enough time to do either of them justice, along with Falcon and Winter Solider. Let alone, building up to a stratifying battle of emotion and philosophy between Cap and Tony (along with lots of hitting.)
At the end of the day, this trailer is very effective, it gives a view of both the action and the plot of the movie in a way that makes both more interesting. It also does not give a ton away, and has some awesome action shots.
I am excited about this one, but worry that like Batman post-Burton we are seeing more and more heroes crammed into movies where they just don’t bring anything to the table.