In just eight short days, Captain America: Civil War will hit theaters, kicking off Marvel Phase 3 in a huge way. Captain America: Civil War marks the fifth movie that has featured the iconic Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), following 2011's Captain America: The First Avengers, 2012's The Avengers, 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and last year's Avengers: Age of Ultron. To help celebrate Cap's legacy, a new trailer has debuted that pays tribute to this big-screen icon.
Fandango Movieclips has put together an extensive trailer that includes footage from Captain America's first five movies, giving fans a quick recap of Captain America's heroic exploits before the release of Captain America: Civil War on May 6. Unlike most of the MCU's heroes, Cap's story spans several decades, going back to World War II, before Cap was literally unthawed and brought back to life in present day. We'll have to wait just a few more days to see how his story continues in Captain America: Civil War.
In Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers leads a newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity in Captain America: Civil War, which is set in the aftermath of Avengers: Age of Ultron. 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.
This adventure splits the Marvel universe in half, with heroes joining forces with either Captain America or Iron Man. Team Iron Man includes Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Vision (Paul Bettany), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and the new characters T'challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland}). Team Cap includes Captain America (Chris Evans), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Captain America: Civil War also stars Frank Grillo as Crossbones and William Hurt, reprising his role from The Incredible Hulk as Thaddeus Ross.
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo direct Captain America: Civil War from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The writers and directors will team up again later this year when production starts on the massive Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War Part II, which are set for release in 2018 and 2019, respectively. No characters and/or cast members have been confirmed for Infinity War quite yet, but there have been a number of rumors that some of the main Avengers will only be appearing in one of the Infinity War movies, not both. While we wait for clarification on this superhero ensemble cast, check out the Captain America Ultimate Franchise Trailer as we get closer and closer to Marvel's Civil War's release on May 6.