Next year's Captain America: Civil War has the potential to be The Avengers 2.5. What was originally thought of as Captain America III when it was announced last year, has been revealed to be a massive entry in Marvel's Cinematic Universe. With several established characters crossing over into Captain America's film, and several new players in Marvel's sprawling world of superheroes being introduced, Civil War promises to be anything but "just another sequel." As such, fans have been clamoring for a trailer, and it sounds like the wait for one may soon come to an end.
Word on the street is that Marvel has been holding the trailer for the film, which opens in just six months, in order to attach it to the release of their franchise sibling Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18th. LucasFilm and Marvel Studios are both the properties of parent company Disney, so it makes sense for there to be some synergy there. With The Force Awakens poised to have a damn near historic opening weekend, it makes sense to unleash the trailer onto all of the audiences that will be packing all of those theaters.
But now it sounds like we've got something to, at least, whet the appetite until then. Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo brought the hotly-anticipated trailer to a special event hosted by Cleveland Film, and fans have revealed what was included:
- We'll see Captain America fighting Crossbones
- Falcon's robotic Redwing will make its debut
- Ant-Man will be formally introduced to The Avengers
- Cap, Falcon, and Bucky will have an extended chat
- A glimpse of the climactic showdown between the two Avenger teams on either side of the Civil War
While it's definitely possible that we may get to see the trailer sooner than December 18, it would be unwise to question the rumored plan of linking it to Star Wars.
What do you think? Are you excited to see what Marvel has in store for us?
SOURCE: Comic Book