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!
Captain America (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) have got Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) holed up, and as the trailer shows, the baddie sets off to cause plenty of death and destruction, with the good guys saying that if the authorities catch up with him then they won’t just arrest him, they’ll bump him off. However, surely it’d be better for all concerned if they just did that anyway, and many lives would be saved?! God, these superheroes are so thick!!
Anyhoo, 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.
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) and it also features more famous-than-his-father Tom Holland making his debut as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
Reviewer of movies, videogames and music since 1994. Aortic valve operation survivor from the same year. Running DVDfever.co.uk since 2000. Nobel Peace Prize winner 2021.