- Riots break out after a fake email about coronavirus went viral Thursday 8:59 PM
- Bloomberg edits debate clip to make other Democratic candidates appear speechless Thursday 7:50 PM
- Dad claims YouTube refuses to remove video of daughter’s murder Thursday 6:36 PM
- Video of Kanye leaving Kim in elevator to carry all their bags has people cackling Thursday 6:19 PM
- Orlando Bloom’s tattoo misspelled son’s name because of Pinterest Thursday 5:35 PM
- The Ahi Challenge is the latest dance taking over TikTok Thursday 4:40 PM
- Show criticized for putting rape victim in blackface to protect her identity Thursday 3:42 PM
- Woman becomes viral sensation after iconic ‘Shallow’ subway video Thursday 2:48 PM
- Prettyboyfredo tried to gift a bullied teen some $30,000 Nikes at school—he got detained Thursday 2:13 PM
- ‘Vanderpump Rules’ recap: Wedding bells and blows Thursday 1:50 PM
- A 16-year-old made a ‘meme guide’ to help her dad understand online trends Thursday 1:46 PM
- UCLA drops plans to use facial recognition after student pushback Thursday 1:07 PM
- ‘Star Trek: Picard’ recap, episode 5: ‘Stardust City Rag’ Thursday 12:56 PM
- Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison Thursday 12:45 PM
- New The 1975 music video is full of memes you’ll love Thursday 12:28 PM
Like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the film has a dark, serious tone, focusing on the rift between Captain America and Iron Man, as well as Bucky Barnes’ recovery from HYDRA brainwashing. The trailer thankfully allays one of the biggest concerns about this movie: that it might seem overstuffed thanks to the huge ensemble cast.
Civil War includes Ant-Man and half of the Avengers team, plus the first onscreen appearances from Black Panther and the new Spider-Man, but this trailer still puts Cap and Bucky center-stage. Instead of a traditional villain role, Tony Stark is the primary antagonist.
Interestingly, the trailer barely touches on the political aspect of the “Civil War” title—the conflict over superhero registration. But by focusing on the emotional themes that made The Winter Soldier so popular—friendship, loyalty, and betrayal—it makes it very clear that this is still a Captain America movie, rather than the “Avengers 2.5” sequel some fans were worried it might become.
Screengrab via Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor