Looks Like Sides Have Been Chosen!
New Footage at Last Week’s D23 Conference
Disney’s annual D23 conference was filled with marvel goodness, including some great info on Docter Strange. But this article is about Captain America Civil War and now that filming has wrapped, we’re getting some real goodies as the studio moves into post-production and begins promoting the film, which releases May 6, 2016.
At D23, Kevin Feige called it the end of the Captain America trilogy, and the “culmination of everything that has come before in the Cinematic Universe.” Both Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie flew straight from Germany to D23 to be on stage in Anaheim for this presentation. Here’s what i09 reports was shown:
It starts with Captain America in a bedroom. “Eyes on target,” he says. Falcon is on the roof and launches a “red wing.” This is a small drone that shoots out of his pack, flies down to the street and under a car. It begins sending Falcon X-rays of the car, and they realize it’s a battering ram. Crossbones jumps out of the back, Captain America jumps down to fight him, and he shoots a bomb onto Cap’s shield. Cap is forced to throw his shield into the air, so the explosion doesn’t hurt anyone. The two fight, Falcon flies in and Black Widow runs toward the action—this all takes place in a crowded foreign market place. Crossbones lands some huge punches on Cap with his mechanical arms, and there are knives embedded in them. Widow takes out four men. And just as Cap is about to beat Crossbones, he mentions Bucky. “What did you say?” Cap asks. Then the Marvel logo.
Sounds great, right. But there is so much more:
William Hurt’s General Ross is heard talking in voiceover as we see Cap and the team walking through the Avengers headquarters. “The world owed you an unplayable debt. People see you as a hero. There are some who prefer the word vigilante—people are afraid.” Cap responds, “This job, you try to save as many as we can. Sometimes that doesn’t mean everyone.” Those last lines are over the ending shots of The Winter Soldier. Then we cut to the Ant-Man end credits scene. Bucky, aka The Winter Soldier, has been captured.
“Bucky, do you know me?” Captain America asks the captured Winter Soldier. “Your mother’s name was Sara,” he says.
And then we saw a montage of shots with some more voice over. We see Cap and Bucky walking to a bunker in the snow. “What would you call a group of enhanced individuals who inflict their will anywhere their choose?” someone asks. They show Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, and other Avengers. Cap says, “Sometimes the safest hands are still our own.”
Then, finally, we see Tony Stark. “Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth.”
“We have no boundaries,” Stark says. “We’re no better than the bad guys.” “Is that how you see protection?” Cap retorts. A bunch of quick cuts, including Black Panther quickly, Martin Freeman in a room filled with monitors and more. No Spider-Man. Finally someone asks Cap “What do we do?” “We fight,” he says. We then see Cap, Bucky, Falcon, Widow and a few others running across an airport tarmac. That’s followed by a few quick, close cuts of fighting and then we see Hawkeye on top of Widow, trying to choke her. “We’re still friends, right?” she asks.
Then, after the title, one more scene. Hawkeye pulls up in a van and in the back of it, sleeping, is Scott Lang (Paul Rudd). “Oh my God, Captain America, it’s an honor” he says. He starts shaking his hand and staring at him. “I’m shaking your hand too long, right?” He turns around, sees Scarlet Witch and says, “I know you too, you’re great.” And then he just keeps touching Cap’s shoulders. “I know you know a lot of super people, so thanks for thinking of me,” Lang says. And that’s it.
Lots of great footage, and a little plot info – clearly Bucky returns to the fold, though we don’t know how much he finally remembers. But the schism is never shown in any detail, until now. We now have new
The art was discovered by YouTuber MrSundayMovies—including this article’s featured image of Captain America and Iron Man about to go toe-to-toe, revealing each hero’s updated outfits for the film. Iron Man is looking very similar to the Bleeding Edge armor. But the really interesting art reveals the main teams the heroes will split into following whatever event brings about the Marvel Cinematic Universe equivalent of the Superhero Registration Act from the comics. First up is Iron Man’s “Pro-registration” side:
And here’s Cap’s side:
Ant Man is standing on Hawkeye’s right shoulder, and there’s no sign of Spider-Man yet — so we don’t know everything. There’s also speculation that The Incredible Hulk will appear in this movie, but whether he takes sides or not is anyone’s guess.
Hard to believe we still have 9 months until this movie is released but Marvel has been pretty masterful at releasing just enough bread crumbs to keep us fanatics intrigued. May can’t get here fast enough for this Marvel fan!
Based on what we know at this point, whose side are you on?
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