Yesterday, Jimmy Kimmel revealed the world premiere for the first instalment of Phase 3, Captain America: Civil War.
On first glance, there's a significant difference between this trailer and say, the Age of Ultron trailer.
The first thing noticeable is the distinct lack of destruction and heroes in the Civil War trailer.
In the Age of Ultron trailer, the first minute alone contains more destruction, panic and explosions than in the entire Civil War trailer. That's a huge difference. This alone is laying the groundwork for the rest of the film.
See, the thing to note here is, Civil War is a pretty significant storyline arc in the comics, and what drove it was the idea that superheroes (or Enhanced Individuals in the MCU) need to be held accountable for their actions (à la Dawn of Justice). This is where a story becomes credible, more justifiable in terms of what has happened, what will happen, etc.
For those who don't know, the Superhero Registration Act (known as The Framework for the Registration and Deployment of Enhanced Individuals in the MCU) is an important factor in this arc, and basically states that any enhanced individual operating outside of the law must make public their real identities.
Now here's the thing. This trailer here is more story than anything else, which is really, really interesting. This is the turning point of the MCU; it's where everything changes. It's Iron Man vs Captain America. Team Iron Man vs Team Cap.
Much like almost every other comic book film over the years, Civil War doesn't directly take out of the pages of the comic of the same name but instead borrows important points which translate on screen.
It's because of this we can't speculate anything at this time, purely because it's not going to go the same as it is in the comics. So far, though, there are a number of references to the arc which make this seem more promising.
We'll look into this further when we see more, but for now, it's safe to say good things are going to happen with this.
What's Going to Happen?
So far, we know that the events which occurred in Sokovia are coming back to bite The Avengers in the ass.
Basically, actions have consequences. It's something which is never really addressed in films of this nature, and it's about time. Dawn of Justice will address the issues in Man of Steel, and Civil War will address the issues of Age of Ultron.
About time, really.
Also, we have yet to see Spider-Man. We know he'll be played by Tom Holland, but we have yet to see him in a Spidey costume.
Until then, we can only wait.
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