Marvel and Disney have recently released the first official trailer for Captain America: Civil War, which is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s take on the iconic comic book crossover event, which had the superheroes (and villains) being divided between a pro-government/registration faction under Iron Man and the anti-registration faction under Captain America’s leadership.
Of course, the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t have as many established characters and backstories yet so the scope will be significantly smaller – and most of us would agree that it works out for the better. The plot still follows the comic books to a point, as exemplified by the official synopsis:
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. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War opens in U.S. theaters on May.