On Thursday, we got thefilm. As the beginning of the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Captain America: Civil War" will be the film which sets the tone for the next few films. Will the battle lines drawn here extend throughout the next years of movies?
This is technically a Captain America film, which may strike you as weird since the trailer did not seem to reflect this fact at all.
Yes, there are a lot of players in this film. And yes, there are a lot of subjects to tackle, from the Sokovia Accords to the introduction of a neighborhood web-slinger, but why, oh why, is there not more Cap in the trailer? It seems like the new kids on the block got most of the attention. (Except Vision, poor new...entity.)
I was so concerned by it all that I watched the trailer way more than 20 times to collect some data. For each watch, I used a physical stopwatch to track how long certain characters were onscreen, three watches per character, and then I averaged times and rounded up to the nearest full second.
Don't get me wrong, the movie looks like a lot of fun, and yes, of course, the film will likely be so much different than we can put together from the trailers. I just expected different, and was surprised by the breakdown.
As you can see, "Captain America: Civil War" stars nearly the whole Marvel movie crew and adds some new faces, including Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman ("Get On Up," "42") and the latest version of Spider-Man played by Tom Holland ("In the Heart of the Sea"). The film also stars Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, and Emily VanCamp as Agent 13.
Good news is, you have some time to catch up on all the Marvel movies: "Civil War" premieres April 29 in Australia and the UK, and May 6 in the US.