Captain America: Civil War D23 Footage Description
Today’s live action D23 panel by Disney at Anaheim, California kicked-off with footage from Marvel’s
Captain America: Civil War. Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie made a surprise appearance at the event to debut the first official trailer for the film.
While the trailer hasn’t been released online yet, detailed descriptions of the footage have made their way online. Check out a couple of them by
Variety and The Wrap below.
“The action-packed footage positioned Evans’ Steve Rogers/Captain America and his team of Avengers (including Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Falcon/Sam Wilson and Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff) against Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Don Cheadle’s War Machine, with Avenger pitted against Avenger in a brutal battle near the end of the trailer. “Are we still friends?” Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff asks Renner’s Clint Barton at one point during the brawl. “Depends how hard you hit me,” Clint quips.
The disagreement between the former allies seems to stem from a speech delivered by William Hurt’s General “Thunderbolt” Ross, who tells Steve, “The world owes you an unpayable debt — a great many people see you as a hero, but there are some who prefer the word vigilante. People are afraid.”
In one scene, Downey’s Tony Stark tells Evans’ Steve, “Sometimes I wanna punch you in your perfect teeth.” In a turnaround from “Age of Ultron,” Tony seems to be arguing for more accountability from the superheroes.
The footage also showed Frank Grillo in costume as the villainous Crossbones during a brutal fight with Cap, with Crossbones tossing Cap against cars and gloating about Steve’s former friend Bucky (Sebastian Stan). “He remembered you, you know — your pal, your buddy, your Bucky.” The trailer delivered on the promise of “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and the stinger at the end of “Ant-Man,” showing Bucky shedding his Winter Solider programming to join forces with Cap in the fight against Iron Man.
“In the “Civil War” trailer, we see the Falcon deploy his trusty Redwing and then team up with Captain American and Black Widow to fight Frank Grillo’s Crossbones, who tells Cap that “he remembered you. Your pal, your buddy, your Bucky.”
We hear William Hurt’s General Thunderbolt from “The Incredible Hulk” say, “the world owes you an unpayable debt” but soon after, he says that people are afraid of superheroes and questions whether they are actually vigilantes.
There’s a funeral glimpsed before Tony Stark shows up to throw down with Cap, and as Black Widow fights Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, she asks him, “we’re still friends, right?” The footage ended with Ant-Man waking up from a nap to marvel over meeting Captain America. “I know you know a lot of super people so thanks for thanking of me. Er, thanks for thinking of me,” jokes Scott Lang.
— The Wrap
& Variety The Wrap