‘Captain America: Civil War’ Dominates Twitter To Become Most Talked About Trailer Of The Year

captain america civil war spider-manWe recently reported that the trailer for Captain America: Civil War blew up social media and took in a massive number of views when it first hit. Well, it looks like it has also become the most “talked about” trailer of 2016 so far as well across Twitter. According to research firm ListenFirst the trailer for the film dethrone Suicide Squad for the trailer with the most likes, retweets and other Twitter engagement of any other released this year. The other trailers that debuted that same week were nowhere even close. Check out the data comparisons below and sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.

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“Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Get ready to choose your side when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.

Source: Wall Street Journal

 

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  • Marquis de Sade

    …and so it begins: MARVEL’S DOMINATION!

    • Inkaten

      Didn’t that start since the first Iron Man movie?
      But in the other hand… DC is on their way.
      I guess you’re more of a Marvel fan, but since I prefer DC, I dare to say they’ll bring something different on the table that might change things from now on. Just like Marvel did with Avengers.

      • Axxell

        Technically, hasn’t DC been here since MoS already?

        • Carl

          Well you could say they’ve been here since the failed start of the DCEU with Green Lantern.

          • Axxell

            Eh, I’m not sure DC really intended to start a DC movie universe with Green Lantern. It’s been a while, but I don’t remember the movie including any DCU elements outside the GL world.

          • Carl

            Supposedly they were. Amanda Waller was in it.

  • Inkaten

    The most talked thing about this trailer was Spidey’s reveal….
    For the general audience, everything else got overshadowed at that specific moment.
    Kinda sucks compared to the rest of the amazing footage we’ve got. Especially with Black Panther.
    I get that it’s cool to see Spidey with the Avengers but still….. this is Black Panther’s first live action debut.
    So… take away Spidey, and this trailer loses like half of its hype.

    • Axxell

      Take away a major character from ANY trailer and it loses half it’s hype…What’s your point?

      • His point is that Spidey is not a major character IN the movie. His role extremely limited and very minor. He’s not the selling point of the movie, only a hot topic. If you took out Iron Man or Cap, that would be removing a major character (not of importance to the canon of comics, but to the film itself).

        It’s like if Aquaman had been in the trailer for BvS, he would have pumped up the interest, but not having him or removing him brings expectations down. It’s not that he’s NOT major, he is, but just not to the film’s success. He and Flash are like Spidey in BvS, small guest roles linking stories.

      • Inkaten

        Major? Last time I checked, this is a CAPTAIN AMERICA movie. Spider-man will have like 1/10 of the screen time Cap and Tony will have.
        If it wasn’t for the Sony/Disney deal, Spider-Man wouldn’t even be there and Black Panther would eventually cover most of his screen time.

        Seriously? Calling Spidey a major character when the script for Civil War was ready way before the ownership deal with Sony was done. They just included him for the sake of introducing him in the MCU.

        The movie is about the actions of the Avengers, the collateral damage they caused and the government interference which leads to events of Civil War.

        Saying Spidey has a major role to all this is like saying the same for Black Widow in Iron Man 2. Or saying Aquaman and Flash are two of the main characters in BvS. It’s just an introduction, nothing more and nothing less.

        So…. now what’s your point?

        • Axxell

          Okay, maybe we don’t know enough about the movie to tell how important Spidey’s role will be. My point is, everyone was waiting for the introduction of Spiderman to the MCU; to finally see him obviously got everyone excited and talking about the trailer.

          But my question still stands: what’s your point? Yeah, Spiderman’s reveal boosted the conversation about the trailer….so, what? Wonder Woman did the same thing to the BvS trailer. It’s not uncommon or unexpected.

        • Son Goku

          u obviously dont know wat the heeell your talking about, do u know the directors said spidy has a big important role and a good arc , and spidy has alot of screen time

    • Carl

      Take away Spidey and the trailer is still the best of the year, worthy of plenty of hype.

  • breakerbaker

    It’s an interesting metric: Neighbors 2 is the third most “talked about” trailer of the year? If that’s the case, the question seems to be how do movies like that game the system? And if the system can be so easily gamed, how good a metric could it possibly be?

    • Axxell

      Depends on what the metric is for.

      • breakerbaker

        If the above description saying that it is meant to indicate “most talked about,” then I’d say that any metric that arrives at putting any of the bottom three in the top five is probably suspect.

        • Axxell

          What “bottom three”? And how could it be suspect if they’re using one of the platforms most commonly used to talk about trending topics?

          • breakerbaker

            The bottom three of the top five listed. I find the notion that the Neighbors and Conjuring sequels have ranked higher over the course of the last three months than, actually, quite a few upcoming movies. The Ghostbusters makes a little bit of sense just from the elements of nostalgia; however, that trailer is so incredibly bad, that I’m skeptical of that as well.

          • Axxell

            Well again, it’s “most talked about”…A great teaser can get people talking…and so can a horrible trailer. Take it at face value.

          • breakerbaker

            But most talked about over the course of the last 10 to 12 weeks seems like a stretch. I didn’t even know there was a Neighbors 2–I barely remembered that there was a Neirghbors 1, and that’s more talked about than, say, BvS? Only if there’s a way to game the system. I mean three of the top 5 talked about trailers of the last 10 weeks were released in the last 3 weeks.

          • Axxell

            Could be the timing combined with the fact WB has already revealed so much about BvS over the last year and word of mouth didn’t peak in 2016. I believe BvS was barely edged out from 5th place where it was before the Civil War trailer dropped.

  • It’s a shame that it’s mostly about crapping on the new Spidey suit.

    That thing is atrocious.

    • Carl

      Seems like more people like it than hate it.

  • Carl

    Didn’t the BvS final trailer debut this year? How did it not make the list?

    • SonOfKrpton

      Nice try.

      • Carl

        Try what? Why isn’t it in the top 5 of 2016? It’s hard to believe it isn’t.