The first trailer for Marvel's Captain America: Civil War debuted online to a record-shattering 61 million global views in its first 24 hours! In theaters May 6, 2016, the third installment in the Captain America franchise was launched by a surprise appearance by Captain America himself, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last Tuesday, and immediately debuted online globally following its first look on air, along with three epic posters for the film. This debut trailer for "Captain America: Civil War" almost doubled the previous record, held by the first trailer for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, which debuted to a then record-breaking 34 million views in 2014.
Marvel confirmed that audiences will soon be able to see the new Captain America: Civil War trailer on the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in theaters December 18. A report surfaced last month that the Captain America: Civil War trailer will be attached to prints of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but that was never confirmed until today. It isn't known when the second trailer may debut, but it's possible that it may arrive during the Super Bowl in February. Ironically, it was reported that the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was viewed over 112 million times in the first 24 hours, so it isn't known what "record" Marvel thinks Captain America: Civil War may have broken. Perhaps the superhero movie record? Marvel's own viewing record?
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.
Back in August, new promo art confirmed which heroes will be fighting alongside both Captain America and Iron Man. Fighting alongside Iron Man is War Machine (Don Cheadle), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). Team Cap includes Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Sharon Carter/Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). It isn't known yet what side Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) will be fighting for.
The supporting cast for Captain America: Civil War includes Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross and Martin Freeman in an unspecified role. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have written all three Captain America movies. The writer and directors will also reunite for the two-part adventure Avengers: Infinity War - Part II (May 4, 2018) and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II (May 3, 2019). Stay tuned for more on Captain America: Civil War as we get closer to the May 6, 2016 release date.