Captain America Civil War stars off right where the end of Ant-Man finished – yes, you have to keep up with all of these films, even the terrible ones, and Captain America’s had his fair share of that!
And now we have the second official trailer…
Captain America (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) have got Bucky O’Hare… sorry, Barnes (Sebastian Stan), holed up, and this new trailer shows a continue ton of death and destruction. The official storyline is that an incident leads to the Avengers developing a schism over how to deal with situations, which escalates into an open fight between allies Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Captain America.
So you’re paying a tenner to watch two idiots have a two-and-a-half-hour fight. Amazing(!) The first Captain America film was dire. The second was so-so. I’m not holding out much hope for this, especially since this is the film which, as the end of the trailer shows, will introduce us to…
…Peter Parker aka the new Spider-Man, now played by Tom Holland, aka the sperm of alleged comedian Dominic Holland. You might remember seeing The Impossible, a film about the Spanish family getting caught up in the 2004 tsunami, headed by Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, who are anything but Spanish. The film was one of the most tedious two hour periods of my life, and Tom Holland could not act his way out of a paper bag.
Captain America Civil War is also the longest Marvel film to date, at 146 minutes – something the worst Marvel character really does not need.
Captain America Civil War was originally due out in March, but is now released in the US on May 6th, and the UK on April 29th.
It’s directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, who are also taking the helm for Avengers: Infinity War Part I in 2018, and, unsurpisingly, Avengers: Infinity War Part II in 2019, and it stars (as if you couldn’t guess most of these) Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Leslie Bibb, Marisa Tomei, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Martin Freeman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl and… sadly it’ll feature the return of the utterly charmless Paul Rudd as Ant-Man (but then, again, if you stuck it out until the end of those credits you’ll know that).
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image: