The Avengers have disassembled, Robert Downey Jrs Tony Stark is very sad surely, and William Hurts General Ross is gunning for superheroes

The debut trailer for Captain America: Civil War hit hard by the web, ushering in a brand-new period which ensure the worlds superheroes at each others throats. So whos on whose back , what happened to set them at odds, and why is everybody appear so grim?

This almighty superhero smackdown has multiple sparks

In Mark Millars Civil War, the 2006 comic book from which the story of the Russo Friend brand-new cinema is loosely sucked, Captain America and Iron Man find themselves on opposite interrupts of the dispute when powers attempt to introduce a Superhero Registration Act to keep costumed misdemeanour soldiers under control. In the movie, the act goes by the name of the Sokovia Accords, international arrangements to restriction superhero tasks sparked by the shatter of the imaginary Eastern European culture during the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Starks prompts Cap and Iron Man duke it out in the Captain America: Civil War trailer. Photo: YouTube

But theres more. Cap and Tony Stark more find themselves duking it out following the actions of Sebastian Stans Bucky Barnes during the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While Chris Evans Steve Rogers seems willing to forgive his old sidekick for crimes committed while the second was under the unconsciousnes of Hydra, Stark takes the opposite belief. Marvel has cleverly tied this new core conflict to the natural fallout from previous sections, in the process creating a much more satisfying rationale for superhero fisticuffs than we ever get in print.

William Hurts General Ross is back, and he still detests superheroes

Bringing back a honour from the less-than-well-received Incredible Hulk, from 2008, believe this is risky business. But who better to put a stop to all that unchecked superhero fun and games than Bruce Banners age-old nemesis? Ross has been given the unenviable assignment of telling Captain America to accept official omission or appearance been taken out of the equation. A conversation that was never going to go down well with a person whose last boss turned out to be a stooge for a bow of Nazi crazies, still to fight against the bad campaign 70 occasions after the second world war.

Tony Starks brand-new superpower is a palpable sad face

The tension between Captain America and Tony Stark, the two unofficial the heads of state of The Avengers, started during the events of Ultron when the latter unknowingly developed an artificially smart tech beast hell-bent on destroying all sentient life on Earth. But things have clearly taken a distinct downward turn in the meantime, and Downey Jrs face is sadder than that of a small boy whos simply “ve been told” Christmas is cancelled.

Sadface Robert Downey Jr in the Captain America: Civil War trailer .

The two opposing squads have begun to form

At the end of Ultron, Captain America had recruited a brand-new division comprising War Machine, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and Black Widow. But it looks like hes lost a few of those, namely Scarlett Johanssons Black Widow and Don Cheadles War Machine, to Iron Man, and picked up Hawkeye and Bucky along the way. Impressions allegiance is more mysterious, but its a fair bet that the god-like being formerly known as Jarvis accompanies such mortal spats as being a bit beneath him.

Black Panther has arrived in the Marvel cinematic universe

Chadwick Bosemans African warrior seems to be going up against Team Cap, but its not clear if hes on Iron Mans back. TChallas introduction is a rare instance of a superhero being introduced in an Avengers-style ensemble movie( which Civil War clearly is) before get his own spin-off in 2018. Marvel is adopting the same dynamic, apparently borrowed from competitive studio Warner Bros DC Comics-based universe, for another conspicuous trailer absentee Tom Hollands Spider-Man.

War Machine is in trouble

If Bucky is Steve Rogers good sidekick, we can be assured that Team Iron Man isnt going to be at all rapturous at the person of James Rhodes, aka War Machine, in the trailer. Is Rhodes dead, or only disabled? In all such cases, we might just be about to see Tony Starks outraged face.

Its already seeming better than the comic book

Millars graphic story dragged just about every Marvel superhero under the sun into the fight, but Captain America: Civil War looks likely to benefit from preserving the superpowered foes to a round dozen or so. We can also expect to see Paul Rudds Ant-Man in his introduction non-solo outing, and Martin Freeman as some kind of US government stooge.

At first glance, theres little here thats not to like, though you do wonder why prepares didnt simply entitle the movie Civil War. Perhaps Marvel is keen to build Evans Captain America up to the point where his solo movies feel like the various kinds of rivalry that Downey Jrs Iron Man films had now become, especially with the latter now past 50 and expected to set the clothing aside for good after the events of back to back Avengers: Infinity War movies in 2018 and 2019.

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