Marvel has just released yet another :50 clip from Captain America: Civil War. We see some of our Avengers assembled (ba dum bum) discussing some new government mandates aimed at keeping superpowered individuals in check. This comes as a direct response to the massive destruction and fear felt by the general global populace after the events of Avengers in New York City, Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Washington, D.C. and Avengers: Age of Ultron in Sokovia. Tensions are reaching critical between Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) and as the rift grows a line is drawn between the assemblage.
Rogers is still a freedom fighter and sees the new regulations as the utter opposite of liberty, taking away their “right to choose” when it comes to helping fight against the evil in the world. Stark, seeking to make up for a lifetime of selling high-tech and highly destructive weaponry to the highest bidder, has been on a personal crusade to implement safeguards in the world to prevent further weapons from landing in the wrong hands.
The strife has been building between the two superheroes since the first Avengers film in 2012. However what began as merely a clash of personalities has now grown into a clash of morals. Adding to the struggle is the fact that Rogers’ dearest friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), thought long dead yet reemerged as The Winter Soldier, is being hunted down for his crimes committed under the brainwashed control of Hydra. While Rogers wants to protect Barnes he has more enemies than friends in that endeavor.
Captain America: Civil War, which hits theaters May 6, also stars Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman and Emily VanCamp.
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