The Captain America: Civil War trailer is out.
No, I haven't seen it. As always, I eschew seeing the Marvel Studios trailers in order to go in pure. Trailers are designed to lure you into seeing something. I don't need to be lured. I'm going to be there opening day.
I haven't heard anything negative about the trailer. It's all be positive to overwhelmingly positive. I'm excited about it. I'm hoping for a Daredevil reference. I'd love a Jessica Jones reference, but I won't hold my breath for that. I'm excited to see what Spider-Man looks like. I want to see just how many heroes they're able to pull into this film, what sides they're going to be on, and what kind of resolution they're going to come to.
In the comics, Civil War had a tragic setup, and then a pretty big aftermath. I doubt they can have that same aftermath in the film—I doubt they can have the same setup in the film—but the aftermath will be worthy. I have faith in the MCU.
I do have a concern with the premise of the film, however. In the comics, there are a lot of heroes who have to choose sides, being either for or against superhuman registration. (Will that even be the premise of the film?) The MCU, though, isn't that big.
Captain America, Iron Man, War Machine, Falcon, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Ant Man, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Vision, Scarlet Witch. Thirteen characters. That's a lot for a single movie, but I don't know if it's really enough to call it a “civil war.” (Oh, lest I forget, there's also Daredevil. Fourteen.)
Remember, in the comics, they took the Hulk and shot him off into space because whatever side he's on...wins. Spider-Man changes sides, which is a pretty big deal. Thor isn't on the planet, either. These things have to be taken into consideration for the story and the fights. I'm curious as to how they're going to deal with these issues, while still adequately setting up the Black Panther and possibly Spider-Man...while not burying Captain America in his own film.
Would it have been better to make this into its own movie and give Cap his own third film? Maybe. At least he wouldn't then have to share billing with anyone else.
May can't come fast enough. First, we have to get through Christmas and the next Star Wars installment.
It's a good time to be a sci-fi/comic book fan.