New 'Captain America: Civil War' Photos Reveal Tons Of Information About The Big Marvel Blowout Battle — PHOTOS
With all of the hype that's been surrounding DC Comics' Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice release, we seem to be forgetting about yet another inner-comic-book battle that's set to hit the big-screen in Spring 2016: Captain America: Civil War. With it's May 6 release date coming after Batman V. Superman's March 25 release — and the fact that I personally haven't seen the Civil War trailer in theaters just yet — it's been hard to stay pumped. That is, until Entertainment Weekly released Captain America: Civil War photos and information to get fans psyched about the film once more. And what's better than the blossoming feud between Captain America and Iron Man coming to its boiling point? What started off as snide remarks and hysterical bro-banter in The Avengers movies is now going to be so much more. Stuffs getting serious. And the whole entire Marvel Universe is coming together to join in the action.
Captain America: Civil War's latest photos give us an sneak peak at characters such as The Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie), Agent 13 (played by Emily VanCamp), the Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman), and all of our favorites from the last couple of films. However, there's also so much we can learn from it all. Here are all of the reasons why the excitement for the third Captain America film should be official.
1. Captain America Might Have A New Love Interest
Sorry, Peggy Carter fans! But it's kind of impossible for Peggy to be in Captain America's life at this point. So, he might have to settle for... Peggy's niece? Kind of weird... but according to Chris Evans, it seems as if it would be just too sad for Steve to remain without a Carter: "I think he's looking [for love]. You know, I think he's certainly open to it. Sharon [Carter] is obviously relevant, but ... we don’t have to tie it up in one movie. So they have time."
2. The Winter Solider Might Be On Captain America's Side Again
Remember when Steve's old friend Bucky was revived as the Winter Solider? While a new photo shows the Winter Solider actually fighting against Iron Man, deprogrammed and hopefully back to being regular old Bucky, actor Sebastian Stan seems to describe it all as being way more complex: "What have we gotten as a result of Bucky and the Winter Soldier. Here’s the guy when you merge the two. This is what came out. You know, he’s not entirely... to me it’s never really going to be Bucky Barnes again." Heartbreaking, but understandable.
3. We're About To Get Our Hearts Broken
This split between Captain America and Iron Man is going to hit us hard. The Avengers as we know them will be forever changed and everyone in the Marvel Universe will be forced to take sides between the two. "They do respect each other but they’re just very different men. You do have those moments of connection, like at the end of Age of Ultron when I say, 'I will miss you, Tony,'" Evans shares with EW, "There is a love and respect there ... and that’s what makes this so tragic." Ugh, I'm tearing up just thinking about it!
4. Black Panther Is Not Happy About Captain America's Shield
Vibranium, the material that makes up Captain America's shield, clearly doesn't belong in his hands, and the African nation of Wakanda is ready to take back what's theirs: “I think there’s perhaps a bit of a maverick there, and then there’s also a need to live up to traditions and his father’s legacy," Boseman tells EW about his character, "And not even his father’s legacy, but the entire nation of Wakanda." However, it's all for their own good. “I love our scenes together because I do think they feel a sense of responsibility. I think they’re both very selfless people. They want the right thing, no one’s irrational, no one has an inflated ego," Evans explains in EW, “They’re family-first people. I think outside of the suits we’d be friends, Steve and T’Challa.”
And that's not even the end of it! We're still awaiting more details from the upcoming film, such as the introduction of Tom Holland's Spider-Man and any other new heroes we can expect to pop-up either for the first time or once again. However, overall, there's no denying that Captain America: Civil War is going to be nothing less than an adventure. I'm just hoping that the Marvel Universe split will actually be able to mend.
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