So the new Captain America Civil War trailer came out, and HOLY MOTHER OF MEGAZORD it's awesome! We got Ant-Man, more Black Panther and even Spider-Man! But, despite all this amazement, some questions have been raised that the movie needs to answer when it hits theaters on May 6. Check it out:
1. What exactly happened in Wakanda?
Judging by the explosion and Chadwick Boseman's reaction, it's safe to say that the destruction took place in that fictional country. What we don't know is what, or who, caused it and why Prince T'Challa donned the Black Panther suit to chase down Bucky.
2. How do Baron Zemo and Crossbones fit into all this?
We get a good look at Brock Rumlow (Crossbones's real name) taking a swing at Captain America in what looks to be a marketplace, and that's it. We don't see him for the rest of the trailer. I have to say, for a movie franchise that introduces its villain in every single trailer, it's kind of nice to be left in the dark for a change. But it doesn't make me not want to ask why he's in the midst of all this. Is Steve trying to bring him in for framing Bucky, or is it something else?
Also, we still don't have so much as an IMAGE of Baron Zemo, what are you trying to hide Marvel?! At this point I'm assuming he's only in the post-credits scene and the Russo brothers don't want to build too much hype around him.
3. What happened to Rhodes?
We clearly see him get hit by something, but what? It's hinted that Scarlet Witch took over Vision's mind and made him shoot a bean straight at Rhodes. Although I doubt that's the case as Tony gets seriously pissed off at Steve and Bucky, letting Wanda off the hook.
4. Who will switch sides?
In the comic, Spider-Man switched sides when he found out that heroes that were anti-registration were locked away in the Negative Zone. Of course, being only a SLIGHT adaptation, there is no Negative Zone so, no reason for Spidey to join Team Captain America. Yet as briefly shown in the trailer, Natasha warns Tony that he has to watch his back, hinting at his broken arm which may have been caused by Spider-Man.
We'll find out why Peter switched sides, but who else will turn over to the other team? Even thought they aren't in the movie, Susan and Johnny Storm joined Cap after a cyborg version of Thor killed Goliath. My guess is that something similar will happen in the movie with Black Widow; a major character death will make her leave Team Iron Man, the only question is who will get axed off.
5. Where has General Thaddeus Ross been this whole time?
The last time we saw this guy, he was approached by Tony Stark in a bar about the "Avengers Initiative" at the end of The Incredible Hulk (yep, the one where Bruce Banner looked like Edward Norton instead of Mark Ruffalo).
We had eight years and ten movies without him, during that time a super team assembled, S.H.I.E.L.D. fell, HYDRA rose, Ultron and Loki nearly destroyed the world, and multiple villains were killed off. I'm pretty sure a character doesn't just disappear for nearly a decade without having an explanation (besides actor contracts), but that could be explained when he emerges from the submarine prison. Speaking of Thaddeus Ross, let's talk about his alter ego...
6. Will we see Hulk vs. Red Hulk?
Thaddeus Ross is also known as the Red Hulk, which was the result of him going through the Super Soldier program after Bruce Banner. There have been reports of whether or not the Hulk will be in the movie, but the actor portraying the character was name-dropped during a BBC Radio 1 interview with Anthony Mackie.
I feel like the story is very concise and interesting, and you get to see Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo and everybody just do really, really good acting
Does this mean we will see a battle of the Hulks? If so, then this takes the war to a whole new level.
7. Who was in that helicopter?
Whoever it is, they are not picking a side. I don't think Crossbones is much of a pilot so we can rule him out, it's too blunt (and obvious) to say it's HYDRA, and it supposedly shot down a different helicopter in the first trailer.
8. How will this affect 'Doctor Strange'?
Black Panther and Spider-Man have solo movies coming out that will more or less tie in with Civil War, what about the movie about the Master of the Mystic Arts? Now not all the movies have to reference what happened in the last one, but this is an event movie, whatever happens will echo throughout the other ten movies, and with this one being released in the same year, it's bound to have an effect.