Marvel Studios has (finally) released the first trailer for their forthcoming superhero sequel, Captain America: Civil War, due in theaters in May. The trailer premiered during Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night.
You can check out the official release below.
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.
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.