Here’s what’s missing from the Captain America: Civil War trailer
The first Captain America: Civil War trailer has arrived, and if you are anything like me, you’ve probably watched it at least five times already, hitting the pause button several times along the way to catch all the little details.
No matter how hard you look though, there are a few things that are glaringly absent – the first look at the all new Spider-Man being tops among those. And don’t expect that to change, at least not for a while.
The trailer actually does a good job of revealing a few important facts, without giving away a whole lot. It does fill in a few gaps, but given how packed that movie is expected to be, there are a lot of things that are notably absent beyond just Spidey.
But let’s start with the things that are in the trailer.
To begin with, the trailer confirms once and for all that Buky, aka the Winter Soldier is back in control of himself. He knows who he is, and he and Steve Rogers are once again BFFs. Super BFFs, at that.
The film also introduces the Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman. How he factors into the story isn’t exactly clear, but he seems to have a problem with Bucky – or at least they are at odds. William Hurt also returns as Thadeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, who returns to the Marvel universe for the first time since the Ed Norton The Incredible Hulk.
The trailer also shows that while Bucky may be at the center of the film, there is also a political issue based around what are called the “Sokovia Accords” – Sokovia is the nation that featured prominently in Avengers: Age of Ultron; it was the home of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Now let’s talk about what is missing.
The obvious missing element is Spider-Man, but Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) and Crossbones are both absent – so are the Vision, Ant-Man, and Sharon Carter.
Actually, with the exception of Cap and Bucky whooping on Iron Man, and a broken down War Machine, there aren’t many civil war-ish moments to be seen.
That’s a good thing though. The trailer is somewhat bare, which means there is a lot still to show.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.