Marvel released the second trailer for Captain America: Civil War on Thursday, and comic book fans learned a lot.
There’s no way to possibly recap every glorious detail that occurs in the trailer. In 2 minutes and 24 seconds, there’s a lot going on. So if you haven’t already, you should probably watch it at least 10 times to get the full effect. (Kidding, but at least watch it once.)
In the first trailer, we got brief glimpses at Iron Man (Tony Starks) and Captain America (Steve Rogers) going at it and our first look at Black Panther, also known as T’Challa. In the second trailer, we finally get to see Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (!!!) and even more intense Iron Man-Captain America face-offs.
It. Is. Glorious.
When Steve says, “I could do this all day,” after Tony tells him to stand down, I get all the feels. ALL OF THEM. It’s a direct reference to when Steve got beat up in a Brooklyn alley in The First Avenger, and it makes my heart so happy.
Marvel fans have been sharing their alliances on social media since the trailer was released. Some are Team Iron Man while others are Team Cap. (Disclosure: I’m Team Cap, 100 percent. Love you, Steve.)
But perhaps even more exciting than Iron Man and Captain America facing off is our first look at Spider-Man in MCU. He drops in (literally, drops from the sky) just at the end, snatches Steve’s shield and says, “Hey, everyone,” in the most nonchalant way possible. It is brilliant.
Some Spider-Man fans are not pleased with Spidey’s costume in Civil War. I am not one of those fans.
Personally, I appreciate simplicity. Spider-Man’s new costume is smooth and gives a nod to the original comic costume without looking dated. The costumes in previous Spider-Man films have been busy and complicated. They looked like the typical ridiculous Hollywood creations. There were too many lines, textures and colors; Spidey just needs some blue, some red, a spider emblem and a lot of webs. Period.
But I will admit, from what we saw and heard in the new trailer, Spider-Man sounds like a 12-year-old boy. Here’s hoping he doesn’t talk like that for the whole film.
But no matter what team you’re on: What a time to be alive and be a comic book fan, am I right? Between Deadpool’s release in February and upcoming releases for Captain America: Civil War, Batman v. Superman, X-Men: Apocalypse and Suicide Squad, there’s no shortage of exciting, explosive entertainment. I, personally, am counting down the days until Civil War releases.