Leading up to the release of last summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron, a controversy started brewing when none of Marvel's merchandise for the movie featured Scarlett Johansson's popular character Black Widow. The studioseems to have learned from its past mistakes, with Entertainment Weekly unveiling a slew of new products for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, which prominently feature this beloved character. These items even correct a few mistakes from the Avengers: Age of Ultron merchandise.
One of the biggest controversial items from the Avengers Age of Ultron merchandise was a LEGO set that featured Captain America (Chris Evans) riding a motorcycle, even though, in the actual movie, it was Black Widow who was riding the motorcycle. This new LEGO set for Captain America: Civil War, entitled "Marvel's LEGO Super Heroes Crossbones' Hazard Heist (LEGO, $19.99), features Black Widow back on the bike, which may foreshadow a key scene in the same way the Avengers: Age of Ultron set did. The LEGO set also includes Crossbones (Frank Grillo), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and it seems that Black Widow and Falcon may be working with each other, even though they are on opposite teams. Here's what the actress had to say about how the movie is more complicated than just choosing sides.
"She's never been one to divide and conquer. I don't think that's her. She's seen that and it never works. She would see this as a kind of, it's more complicated than picking sides, you know?"
Marvel's Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps-one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
The photos below also showcase Captain America: Civil War Figure Play Set (Disney, $19.95), Marvel Super Hero Mashers Mash-Up Pack Assortment (Hasbro, $19.99), Marvel's Black Widow Marvel Select 6 3/4" Action Figure (Disney Store, $24.95), Marvel's Black Widow Marvel Select 6 3/4" Action Figure (Disney Store, $24.95), Her Universe Active Wear Collection (Kohls, price TBD), Marvel's Avengers Black Widow Hot Wheels Character Car (Mattel, price TBD), Iron Man vs. Black Widow Action Figure Set - Captain America: Civil War (Hasbro, $7.95) and Super Hero Adventures Marvel Figure 2-Pack (Hasbro, $6.99). It isn't known when these products will be made available to consumers, but we'll keep you posted with any updates. Until then, take a look at these new Captain America: Civil War merchandise photos below.