Continuing with Marvel Week, Jimmy Kimmel Live welcomed Team Iron Man from Captain America: Civil War to the studio today. Representing were Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Don Cheadle (Capt. James Rhodes/War Machine), Paul Bettany (Vision) and Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter/Agent 13).
As with the visit from Team Captain America on Monday, a fresh clip from the upcoming film was featured. Brushing on one of the darker lines of the story we’re treated to a very intense fight with Tony Stark, Sharon Carter, Natasha Romanoff, Capt. Rhodes trying to subdue the Winter Soldier, a.k.a. Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan).
Barnes, the dearest friend and childhood ally of Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans), has only recently come into his right mind, so to speak, after spending the past 70 years being frozen, thawed and brainwashed repeatedly by HYDRA, who used the former American soldier as a superweapon.
He had previously been experimented on by the Red Skull and Dr. Arnim Zola during World War II with serums aimed at replicating the physical transformation Captain America had experienced. Apparently they worked, enabling Barnes to sustain his youth long past his expiration date, but with tragic results. His time as HYDRA’s arm was filled committing horrific assassinations, which some now want to hold him accountable for. Captain America fiercely wants to protect Barnes at all costs.
This conflict exists atop the already mounting tension regarding government motions to safeguard the global population against the actions of superpowered people, a topic which divides the Avengers virtually down the middle.
The film’s huge cast also includes Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, William Hurt, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, Martin Freeman and Marisa Tomei.
Captain America: Civil War descends upon theaters May 6.
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