“Captain America: Civil War” continues with their marketing campaign as the movie’s release is slated next month. A new TV spot and a brand new behind-the-scenes image were released online.
The teaser trailer which is just half a minute long, showcased a mix of previously seen clips as well as brand new ones. While the movie is ultimately a divide between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther arguably takes a huge chunk of attention as well. Towards the end of the new clip, Cap is seen fighting the Wakanda king as the latter’s claws scratches the surface of the former’s shield. Marvel fans know that both Cap’s shield and Black Panther’s claws are made from the same material, vibranium, which is dubbed to be the strongest metal and is sourced in Wakanda. The sequence is presumed to happen before the face-off shot featured in the movie’s Superbowl trailer where four long and jarring scratch marks are evident on Cap’s shield.
Last year, Boseman sat down with Entertainment Weekly and talked a little bit more on the fictional metal saying, “The vibranium is a metal that is dynamic. It can change how it’s used. It’s not a liquid, but it has the ability to change shape and change form and still have its strength.”
Aside from his claws, Black Panther’s suit is also made of the aforementioned material making it bullet proof as seen in one of the sequence in the movie’s second full trailer, where he was being shot multiple times but the bullets just bounce off his suit.
“Vibranium is not your typical armor. It’s not just about being durable, it has the ability to absorb energy. It’s not just like you hit it and it doesn’t take it. It has the ability to absorb the attack of another person and repel or respond to that attack.”
Meanwhile, it seems like Marvel is driving Black Panther’s character more into the spotlight as the Russo Brothers, directors of the film, also recently took it to their Instagram account to share a behind-the-scenes shot showing the Wakanda king and the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Captioned “Working out choreography for the dance scene,” the snap showed Black Panther is in full gear and Bucky is in his normal clothes.
“Captain America: Civil War” will hit theaters on May 6.