'Captain America: Civil War' trailer unveiled; directors talks about how synopsis came together


Captain America: Civil War” is a superhero themed movie packed with action and fighting stunts, so why does its first trailer tug at the hearts of many fans compared to just being pumped up about it?

Directors Anthony and John Russo sat down with Empire and shed some light on why it seems like the upcoming third installment of Cap’s standalone movie appears to be more of a conflicted relationship themed film rather than the usual villain centric dilemma flick.

“The challenge was, we’re doing the story of Civil War. Which everybody knows is nominally about superhero registration. And in a lot of ways that can be a political issue, and we didn’t want the conflict of the movie to solely exist on that level. We wanted to figure out very personal reasons why everyone’s relationship to this idea of registration is going to become complicated. That’s what the relationship between Steve and Bucky allowed us to do, to get very personal in terms of why people would lean one way or the other,” Anthony explains.

In the two minute video clip released yesterday, a glimpse of how the “Civil War” will go about was revealed to the fans. Although there is no confirmation yet, it is safe to say that Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) will be one of the deciding factors on how the division of superheroes will go down. Fans already know that there will be two sides in the story, Captain America’s (Chris Evans) and Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.). However, viewers have to remember that this will still be a “Captain America” flick, and it can be assumed that the scenarios will be heavily seen from his point of view.

Now, that doesn’t mean that Tony Stark will only be playing a minor role in the overall dynamics of the story. Tony will also deal with his own friend, Col. Rhodes or War Machine (Don Cheadle) who was shown badly injured in one part of the trailer. The reason for him to be in such condition or whether he would survive or not is still unknown. However, one character has already been confirmed to die. Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), who was shown briefly in “Winter Soldier” is said to be saying goodbye as a photo of her supposed funeral has made rounds online via a picture snapped and posted by one extra. The original source of the leaked image has since been taken down.

Despite head butting all throughout the movie, Steve and Tony are still allegedly going to be joining forces by the end of the flick as a common enemy in Baron Zehmo (Daniel Bruhl) is just around the corner.

“Captain America: Civil War” will be hitting theaters on May 6, 2016.