Last week brought the first official trailer for Marvel's next blockbuster adventure, Captain America: Civil War. It kicks off Phase 3, and brings together nearly every superhero yet introduced in the MCU. The two main forces at war in the movie have come together for Entertainment Weekly's latest print edition, with Chris Evans'Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man gracing the cover. Standing between them is a new force for good, the powerful T'Challa, otherwise known as The Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman.
This time, the dispute goes far beyond who will be picking up the check at the local shawarma joint. Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are coming to blows over a document called the Sokovia Accords. It finds the United Nations asking each individual superhero to be accountable for their actions. And they must answer to a higher power before moving forward with any given operation. Yesterday, we got an official look at the Sokovia Accords, a document that comes as part of the Marvel memorabilia included with the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection. It reads as such.
"In accordance with the document at hand, I hereby certify that the below mentioned participants, peoples, and individuals, shall no longer operate freely or unregulated, but instead operate under the rules, ordinances and governances of the afore mentioned United Nations panel, acting only when and if the panel deems it appropriate and/or necessary."
The latest edition of Entertainment Weekly goes behind-the-scenes of one of the key action set pieces in Captain America: Civil War. It shows off an airport fight between Cap and Stark as sides are drawn. Rogers decides to stand independent and beyond the control of the U.N. Tony, on the other hand, regrets the chaos unleashed by The Avengers in the past, and believes it is best that he and his team be governed. About the storyline, star Chris Evans had this to say.
"In most of the movies, there's no question who we should be siding with. We all agree Nazis are bad, aliens from space are bad. But this movie's the first time where you really have two points of view. It becomes a question of morality and I don't think [Cap] has ever been so uncertain with what right and wrong is."
Entertainment Weekly will also delve into Black Panther's backstory. Chadwick Boseman's fan favorite character will be first introduced in Captain America: Civil War before getting his own standalone movie in 2018. In the movie, his allegiance is sought by both sides. We'll also learn who's on what side, with heroes not seen in the trailer being introduced for the first time.
A burning fan question will also be answered. Which characters are definitely in the movie? And which ones are sitting out this time? Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will be on hand to walk fans through the connection between the birth of the MCU and the 2006-07 Mark Millar-scripted comic series that inspired Captain America: Civil War. The issue will be on newsstands this Friday. And more will be released at online at EW as the week continues. In the meantime, take a look at this exciting new cover.