Still a little over six months before Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” hits theaters, but it has already started breaking records.
The first trailer of the movie was released in “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last Tuesday and was personally delivered by Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). The two-minute trailer has accumulated a record breaking 61 million views in 24 hours from both online and TV platforms combined. This not only breaks the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” tally of 34 million views on its first day, but it also toppled it over with twice the number of views.
“Captain America: Civil War” has became so viral that it also took the top accolade for having the most tweets, retweets, likes, shares, and comments in all social media platforms among other newly released trailers. This only proves that the third installment in the “Captain America” franchise has not only been garnering interest, but it also made people take it to their social media accounts to discuss what went on in with the short yet packed trailer.
Not much has been given plot wise as fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has already anticipated the split of the Avengers with one side led by Captain America, which includes Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, and Falcon, and the other helmed by Iron Man with Vision, War Machine, and Black Widow. However, what is surprisingly dominant in the overall dynamic of the story is the melancholy of the personal relationships of the superheroes making it more than just any other superhero flick filled with action stunts.
Meanwhile, the record for the most watched trailer still goes to the second teaser of “Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens” released last October. It garnered 112 million hits in just 24 hours.
“Captain America: Civil War” will hit theaters on May 6, 2016.