Darn you, Kevin Feige! Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. made a surprise appearance on the Disney-owned Jimmy Kimmel Live and debuted a new Marvel movie trailer. And although the creaky plot machinations of Avengers: Age of Ultron weren’t exactly thrilling, the new trailer for May’s Captain America: Civil War has enough going on to drag you back into the interconnected world of the MCU. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film is loosely based on the Civil War storyline from the comics, written by Mark Millar and drawn by Steven McNiven. And there’s enough grim faced tension and fisticuffs to last all the way to May. Plus…
Black Panther! Chadwick Boseman debuts as the iconic character and we get our first good look at his new costume.
Also…Bucky, War Machine, Falcon, William Hurt as Thunderbolt Ross, Black Widow, and Tony Stark. Not pictured; The Vision, Scarlet Witch and…Spider-Man. The storyline seems to involve growing suspicion over superheroes after the carnage of A:AOU, and Captain America and Iron Man coming to actual blows as Cap stands up for his old pal Bucky even though he’s now the murderous Winter Soldier.
Whose side are YOU on? We’ll find out on May 5.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.