So today started off like any other day. I woke up (begrudgingly) and started to get ready for the day ahead. I woke my little girl from her slumber so we could get dressed and go downstairs to get some breakfast. So off we went into the kitchen and as I started to make breakfast it happened… I saw this picture with the title “Captain America Civil War Teaser Trailer” and for the next 2mins and 26secs I stood completely still and watched intently.
Once it had finished 2 things happened, 1 – I immediately shared the video so that people could, nay, would get the start to the morning they deserve and 2 – my little girl asked me why it was taking so long for Daddy to make her Weetabix.
On the bus to work I thought it might be quite nice to do a little breakdown of some of my fav parts from the trailer and make some little guesses about what could be going on and just generally geek out a little bit. Apologies if the pics aren’t great but trying to get screenshots on my phone while on a bumpy bus ride isn’t as easy as it sounds.
So here we go
First we have part of the clip that we have seen before in the post credit scene from Ant-Man. Cap is shown trying to see if Bucky remembers anything about who he is (which may not be that easy considering his arm is trapped in what looks like a giant vice). Bucky mentions a couple of things from Caps past which clearly gives Cap some hope that his friend may be on the mend.
Next is a clip of Bucky jumping through window. Which could either be from later on in the film or the beginning of it and how Cap and Falcon catch him. Either way it looks awesome.
Then we see a shot of the Avengers building. I’d like to bet that this building won’t look as pristine as it does at the moment by the end of the film.
Next we see General Ross briefing Cap, Black Widow and some others, where he produces a document which I first thought was the Superhero Registration Act but after looking closer, the writing looks Russian so it could be a file on all the bad stuff Bucky did as the Winter Solider.
The trailer then cuts to Black Widow and Cap having a conversation where she is asking him “not to do it” and Cap responds with “Are you going to arrest me?” The lines being drawn quite clearly as to which side they are both on.
Here we get our first shot of Tony in the Iron Man suit talking to Cap after what looks like a bit of a chase or a fight has happened. Tony is mocking Cap so this could be from later on in the film.
We then see Tony telling Cap that he would like to punch him in his perfect teeth. There goes the bromance then. Tony looks really annoyed with Cap so this could follow a discussion about the registration act.
Now we get to the really cool stuff. Falcon is seen doing a dive bomb from the top of a building …
…and when the wings open we can see that his wings are red and white in a lovely little nod to the outfit from the comics.
He also shows that he doesn’t believe in choosing fight or flight and that he’s quite comfortable doing both. Personally I think he’s showing off.
Next we get a glance at the opposing sides taking shape. First up there is Iron Man and War Machine on one side
And Captain America, Falcon, Bucky aka Winter Solider, Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch on the other.
I couldn’t figure out what this aerial shot was of. You can see someone running and avoiding explosions but couldn’t tell if it was Bucky or someone else. There is no mistaking the next person though…
Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. This is such an awesome shot and a great look at the costume (he looks really, really cool).
Now we see Team Cap set off in what looks like a charge into battle. Scarlet Wicth shows off with a nifty little way of taking to the skies. Well when you can fire beams of energy out of your hands then why the hell not.
Then back to Black Panther who is laying the smackdown on Bucky with a flying roundhouse kick, which leads into…
…Cap giving chase to Black Panther or should I say trying to as Black Panther doesn’t look that easy to catch. I’d love a scene in a later film where Cap is out running and Black Panther runs past him saying “On your left” with Falcon seeing it and laughing.
Then its back to Cap who really doesn’t want that helicopter to leave. I wonder who could be on it?
We have a brief shot of Black Widow stood watching something exploding. This could be mid battle with Team Cap or something completely different, I just liked the shot.
Then the final few seconds of the trailer where they have saved the best for last. First we see Bucky laying into Iron Man with a god almighty punch…
…and if that wasn’t enough, he wants the reactor as a little souvenir. No-one likes a greedy guts Bucky.
Now comes the emotional sucker punch. As we see Tony cradling Rhodey, you can hear Cap say “I’m sorry Tony. You know I wouldn’t do this if I had any other choice. But he’s my friend”….
…Which cuts to Tony who replies “So was I” looking absolutely gutted, delivering a line meant to get you right in the feels… and it does.
The last thing we see is Cap and Bucky taking on Iron Man in a close combat fight and Cap throwing a massive punch with the shield. I agree with a comment that I saw earlier that Tony looks like he doesn’t want to fight them and he gets taken down with some awesome moves from the old friends. It makes you kinda root for Tony and feel sorry for him. Which will be great during the film if you never really know who’s side you want to win.
And that’s it boys and girls. If you have any other theories on what you saw in the trailer then let me know. I cant wait for this film but June seems like such a long time away. Thank heavens we have Star Wars in between to keep us ticking over.
That’s all for now.
See you soon.