By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)
While Warner Bros. has been pushing hard to promote Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it seems that Marvel Studios is taking a leisurely stroll through its marketing efforts for Captain America: Civil War.
The reason is pretty clear, when you think about it, because the anticipation for Civil War is through the roof, while Batman V Superman has been a bit cooler. Of course, the Marvel film also has a dozen successful films propping it up but that’s no guarantee of a successful 13th film.
According to Birth.Movies.Death. there have been recent screenings of Captain America: Civil War, and main guy Devin Faraci was able to speak to a few of them. Here’s what he says audience members of the film thought of it:
“What are they saying? That the movie is fully a sequel to The Winter Soldier. I’ve been telling you this for a while, but now that the film is finished it seems to be confirmed – this isn’t Avengers 2.5, but rather Captain America 3, and it truly focuses on Cap and Bucky. I have been told that Spider-Man is great, and that the film doesn’t waste time on retelling his origin. We all get it, and the movie just moves along. I’ve been told that Black Panther is phenomenal, and that Chadwick Boseman is a major addition to the MCU. This movie picks up the pieces of Avengers: Age of Ultron in surprising and human ways and makes us feel the true cost of Sokovia. And I’ve been told that the last half hour of the film is brutal, both physically and emotionally. One person told me that the last act plays out as an emotional horror movie because the film gives both Tony and Steve solid reasoning, and because it truly makes you feel the depths of this schism.”
Wow, that makes it sound like this will be the best Marvel film ever! I’ve thought of Captain America: The Winter Soldier as the best Marvel film to date, but it looks like this one will leave its predecessor in the dust. I wish there was a bit more on Spider-Man and his costume, but at least we have confirmation that the filmmakers aren’t even bothering with his origin story.
Meanwhile, Marvel has given us a bit more of a look with production and behind-the-scenes stills from the film, as well as art featuring Scarlet Witch. Check those out below:
Most of the production images look like they take place in locations we’ve seen in the trailer. One of the more interesting things revealed in these pictures, however, is Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa at Avengers HQ with Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans. We know that Black Panther is on Tony Stark’s side, so I wonder when this scene takes place. My best guess is it’s early on in the movie and he hasn’t suited up as Black Panther yet.
Captain America: Civil War will premiere in theaters on May 6, 2016.