Just in time for Thanksgiving, Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for their forthcoming superhero sequel, Captain America: Civil War, due in theaters in May. And for that we are extremely thankful.
Last night, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. made an unannounced visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and they premiered the first teaser trailer for “Captain America: Civil War,” next summer’s mega-sequel that is essentially a third “Avengers” film.
The film is based on a 2006 crossover story from Marvel Comics which pitted Captain America against Iron Man in a conflict where the larger question was how much freedom Marvel’s superheroes should be expected to give up for national security. In the comics, the story concluded with Captain America in custody, and the next Captain America story arc started with his assassination on the way to trial.
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team.