So Marvel gave us the second trailer to ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and a first look at the newest variant of Spider-Man, the version that will connect to a solo Spider-Man film co-produced by Sony’s Amy Pascal and Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige. With Civil War being the biggest Marvel movie to date, the brand new trailer looks absolutely fantastic! Black Panther in action is amazing and long overdue, the tension between Cap and Tony is intensely, self-evident and last but not least, we got Spider-Man swinging into the MCU! But of course–as if with all superhero movies, you’re going to get a broad range of reactions from ordinary movie-goers, sacrificial geeks and die-hard fanboys. To some, the suit looks like someone in the design department had a bit too much funny with the CGI effects. While others instantly recognized and welcomed the Silver Age-inspired design. As far as Spidey’s suit is concerned, I’m just hoping that it’s not the finished product. I mean he does look a little weird… but hopefully, the suit will be a bit more polished by the time the movie rolls around this coming May.
The other concern I have is that even though this is a Captain America-driven film, I was hoping that the hoopla surrounding Spider-Man’s foray into the Marvel cinematic universe wouldn’t overshadow the debut of the first ever live-action version of the Wakandan hero T’Challa – best known as The Black Panther. Personally, I’m extremely excited for the future of Black Panther in the MCU. Not only will he bring some much-needed diversity to the superhero lineup, but the character has a rich, compelling fictional background that filmmakers have the opportunity to explore, for which they can bring forth to the big screen. The other great thing is that according to Deadline, Chadwick Boseman – best known for playing Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42 and the legendary singer James Brown in Get On Up, has signed a deal with Marvel that will see him star in at least five films as Black Panther. With all the superhero movies coming up on the horizon, the 10-year old kid in me is losing his freaking mind.
By the looks of the trailer, the Russo brothers have a winner on their hands. I can’t wait to see this one! So what did you think of the new trailer to Cap 3? How do you feel about Spider-Man’s new cinematic look? Let me know in the comments!
Captain America: Civil War will debut in theaters on May 6, 2016.