I must admit that my salivary glands were in full force when I started watching the new Civil War trailer. I have such high expectations-from the epic story from which it is based, to the enormously talented Russo brothers, to the new characters that are being integrated into the MCU. I really didn’t want to see another trailer. I just want to see the damn movie. Nonetheless, I watched it, and this is what got me all teary eyed.
- Scarlet Witch
First of all, DID YOU SEE HER TAKE OFF!?
In Age of Ultron, Scarlet Witch does not show any indication that she has the capability to fly. In fact, I fondly remember the touching scene where Vision comes to her rescue when Sokovia begins to crumble.
It makes complete sense that she did not know that she had the capability to fly, seeing as she and her brother were locked in cages like laboratory rats since they became “enhanced” by Baron Von Stucker. Since then, she has spent time being molded as an Avenger. They have clearly brought her up to speed on what she is truly capable of. Whether she is truly flying-or simply leaping to great heights-is yet to be seen.
Another memorable snippet involved Scarlet Witch and Vision in a moment where she appears to be overtaking him using magic. At first I had to ponder if the Vision would be susceptible to magic-seeing as he has one of the galaxies most powerful objects implanted in his head-but it is very possible that he is allowing himself to be overtaken because he does not want to harm her. Again, we won’t know until we see it. I hope to see their relationship being built over time, hopefully to eventually bloom into the amorous partnership that they are famous for in the comic universe.
2. A Shot of Ant Man
One scene that many fans were hoping to see in the new film was realized in this trailer. I almost wish that they hadn’t shown it, but it certainly does create a massive anticipation for what Ant Man is going to be able to contribute to the group dynamic.
Namely, perching himself on top of one of Hawkeyes arrows and being shot into the impending battle. Seriously, did you see it!? IT WAS SO BADASS!
3. The (Iron)Man with the Iron(Man) Fist
One of the most anticipated aspects of any new Iron Man appearance is what new technological advancements he will be employing. The new Civil War trailer does not disappoint. We see a suit that can be expanded entirely of what appears to be some very miniaturized robotics. It got me thinking about how cool it would be to eventually have a showdown between Hank Pym and the prodigal son of Stark industries-a battle for the Pym particle and Hank’s revolutionary tech.
That was a little off topic, but the main point is that Tony has clearly not taken a day off from innovating and progressing his own tech, and we are going to see some pretty amazing Iron Man suit features.
4. Black Panther Takes Off!
In the first trailer for Civil War we saw our first quick glance at Black Panther, and it was pretty amazing.We have seen a few small glimpses of him since then-but not a ton of action shots. This time around, we not only see T’Challa amongst the rubble of-what I assume to be Sokovia, or some kind of conference-crumbling around him, but we see him leap in true cat-like fashion towards Bucky. I am very excited to see how they not only introduce Black Panther, but how much time they spend telling us about him.
One of my favorite moments in the first Civil War trailer was the final scene showing a hand-to-hand combat fight between Iron Man, Winter Soldier and Captain America. That scene alone gave me definitive hope that the Russo brothers were going to give us another amazing action film-much like they did with Captain America:The Winter Soldier. The newest trailer did a lot more in the way of explaining the plot of the film, but it was certainly not short on action. I look forward to seeing alot of well choreographed fight scenes between any and all of the heroes and villains alike.
IS IT MAY YET!?