Spoilers ahead for The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Age Of Ultron and possibly Civil War.
Ant-Man Post Credit
The trailer opens to the same scene as the end of Ant-Man, with Cap and Falcon finding Bucky in a bit of a predicament. His arm seems to be stuck in a vice and he’s being hunted by people for the crimes he committed as The Winter Soldier, though he seems to be remembering things about his past.
UN building under attack
Is that the UN logo on the podium?
A bomb goes off under the main stage of what looks like the UN building. Could this be the event that replaces the Stamford Incident from the comics? Or could this just be the tipping point after all the events of the last few films: The invasion from the first Avengers, Malekith’s attack on Greenwich in Thor The Dark World, and the destruction of Sokovia from Age Of Ultron.
Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross
This is our first look at William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross since The Incredible Hulk back in 2008. He seems to be the driving force behind the registration act, meeting with the Avengers in their new HQ. Now with The Hulk leaving at the end of Age of Ultron, could we see Ross becoming his superhero alter-ego, The Red Hulk? With him discovering the Super Soldier Serum, his previous relationship with Bruce Banner’s work could see him turning red.
Well this is just an awesome kick….
The Sokovia Accords
This seems to be the name for the Superhuman Registration Act. In the Comics, the government pushes to try to unmask all the superheroes and make them responsible for their actions. They are using what happened in Sokovia to help push this to the public.
Cap is the worst person to go into hiding…. look at this ‘Disguise’
Our first shot of Tony in the film. Tony sides with the government in the film, helping to persuade Cap and his team to register. It seems that him and cap have had an slight fist fit earlier in the film, with tony receiving quite the black eye.
You see Cap storming through the window to the IFID, this stands for the ‘Institute For Infectious Diseases’. Is this set in Wakanda? Could this be the incident that brings Black Panther into the fold, bringing their fight into his back yard?
Our first shot of the sides in the war, with Team Cap consisting of Cap and Bucky, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and Ant-man. On the Pro-Registration side is Iron Man and War Machine, Black Widow, The Vision and the first onscreen appearance of Black Panther before his own solo film in 2018.
And here he is, our first shot of Chadwick Boseman as the Prince of Wakanda T’Challa. Events in Age Of Ultron set up the fictional country of Wakanda, and his main enemy in Andy Serkis’s Ulysses Klaw. A famed scientist and acrobat, his suit features claws made of the same material as Cap’s shield and Bucky’s arm.
Due to early licensing difficulties, they planned to use Black Panther in the role that Spider Man took in the comics. He acts as the voice of reason, and tries to calm the situation. Though later on, Marvel regained the movie rights to Spidey, and inserted him into the film, now played by British actor Tom Holland, although his role in the film is probably way shorter than his comic counterpart.
Bucky goes for the heart
Has Bucky flipped and is now just trying to kill Tony? Seemingly trying to rip out the Arc Reactor to disable the suit, Bucky’s face is full of hate. Has something happened or is it his Winter Soldier conditioning kicked back in?
IS RHODEY DEAD!!!
Well this is the money shot of the trailer, with a distraught looking tony cradling an unconscious Rhodey, with his mask ripped of and his suit in pieces. With the destruction in the background, has Rhodey seen his last flight?
“So was I…”
The heart breaking line of the trailer really hits home here, with Cap trying to persuade his reasons for his actions, saying “I’m sorry Tony… but he’s my friend”, with Tony looking truly broken, a single drip of blood dripping from his head, simply saying “So was I…”
The DBZ beatdown
Then the final shots of the trailer are Cap and Bucky just laying into Tony, defenceless and broken. showing some new teamwork with Bucky using the shield to beat Iron-man.
In the comic, it ends with the death of Steve Rogers, and Bucky picking up the mantle of Captain America, so could this be some foreshadowing? Could this be Steve’s last stand as Cap?
So there’s a breakdown of the first Civil War trailer. Anything I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below…
All images from the official trailer released by Marvel Entertainment