It’s finally happened. Spider-Man has finally been revealed. Its pretty hard conceal my excitement about this right now, but I’m going to try. The new Captain America: Civil War trailer dropped today and damn was it a good one. Let’s break it down.
This trailer focused a lot on the actual ideological differences between Captain America and Iron Man, and showcased the destructive aftermaths of various Avenger battles. It showed New York being destroyed from The Avengers, the battle of Wasington D.C from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Sokovia being lifted into the air in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was a pretty powerful scene and the gravity of the events was clearly shown on Cap’s face. It gives real emotional weight to everything that has come before Civil War, and helps contextualize why the Avengers are now being split down the middle.
The new trailer showcased a lot of fantastic looking scenes. There are a few shots of Black Panther in action and he just looks perfect, from his costume to the way he moves in the trailer. He looks to be one of the most comic accurate visual adaptations of a character that I have ever seen. Ant-Man is actually featured in this trailer as well, as you see him running alongside Cap’s team. I’m excited to see what his dynamic with the rest of the Avengers are, and the blink-and-you’ll–miss-it shot of Ant-Man riding atop Hawkeye’s arrow is an amazing scene ripped straight from the comics.
There is a shot of War Machine being shot down in the air, and the trailer appears to be heavily alluding to his death. While this looks to be very apparent, this has to be a fake out on Marvel’s part. There is no way I can see them showing the death of Rhodey in the trailer. If it ends up being true I’m gonna be pretty upset. That being said I don’t think its true, and I think someone really unexpected is going to bite it in Civil War. I’m not sure if I’m emotionally ready for it.
And of course, the big reveal. SPIDER-MAN IN THE MCU IS FINALLY A REALITY. I seriously got chills when he leaped onto screen, and I don’t think I could think of a more perfect introduction for the web slinger. “Underoos!” So good. While I love that we finally get a chance at the new Tom Holland Spider-Man, I still feel conflicted on his costume. It’s really reminiscent of Ditko Spider-Man, with the small eyes and generally look of the costume. I myself would prefer the giant bug eyes from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and I feel the webbing needs to be raised a little. However it’s a good starting point to build upon in future appearances. I love that the eyes will be able to emote slightly. Spider-Man’s first spoken words are perfectly awkward, and I cannot wait to see the definitive Spider-Man on screen.
Overall this was a fantastic trailer and it looks like the Russo brothers made a pretty impactful film. Check out the trailer below:
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6th, and tickets are available now.