We're only 7 months away from Captain America: Civil War arriving in theaters across the country. And the merchandising tidal wave has already begun. Last night, we got to see Tony Stark and Steve Rogers facing off in new promo art that will likely be showing up on T-shirts at your local Kohl's. Now, we get a whole series of coffee mugs that bring a fresh look at this epic blockbuster.
We know it's weird, but these ceramic mugs do offer at least one really cool image. When cold, the cup is black as coal. But fill it up with piping hot brew, and all of your favorite Marvel characters appear like magic. The first mug on display is the coolest, as it brings us new art that features Captain America, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Iron Man, Hawkeye, War Machine, Vision, Black Panther and a SHIELD quinjet. Hopefully, this same image shows up on a poster so we can get a better look at it.
The rest of the mugs are cool, but there not quite as spectacular. The second set of hot and cold mugs show comic book style art depicting Iron Man and Captain America's epic clash as they run at each other head on. If black isn't your style, there's also a set of three white mugs that spell out 'Power', 'Freedom' and 'Justice'. There are also Team Cap and Team Stark mugs. These are interesting in that Tony Stark seems to be fighting for Justice, while Captain America seems to be fighting for Freedom.
If you're feeling patriotic, there's also a red, white and blue mug that spells out Civil War. When you pour your steamy beverage into it, both Captain America and Iron Man appear, ready to fight. Another set of mugs asks, 'Who's side are you on?' And the final cup has a very neat image of Stark clashing against Cap's shield. If you're in the market for such things, you can purchase them at Entertainment Earth. The mugs only run $9.99 apiece. But here's the catch. They won't be available until June of 2016...That's a full month after the movie comes out.
Joe Russo and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) are directing from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. Take a look at these cool mugs.