Since Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. launched the “Captain America: Civil War” trailer on the “Jimmy Kimmel” show, we are almost certain fans have not stopped watching it over and over again.
The excitement over Captain America and Iron Man going head-to-head can be felt, with the trailer unleashing a thousand questions over every character’s fate.
“Captain America: Civil War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo, in an interview with Empire, revealed more details which help decode the new trailer.
By introducing Bucky to us in the first shots of the trailer, the directors intend to set the tone by defining the movie as the third instalment to “Captain America” and not a follow-up to “The Avengers” movie.
Commenting about Bucky, Joe Russo said, “His memories are foggy, but he has them. He’s also different now. There’s a part of his personality that was under mind control, and he murdered a lot of people. So he’s got a very complicated history. Who is that person? How does that character move forward? He’s not Bucky Barnes anymore. He’s not the Winter Soldier anymore. He’s something in-between.”
We then see SWAT team heading towards him to clearly capture him dead or alive, as gathered from Cap’s comments.
We also witness the return of General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross (William Hurt), last seen in “The Incredible Hulk.” To which, Joe Russo shared, “The job is to tie all these films together. To be able to pull from “The Hulk”, which may have been forgotten about a little bit, and make it relevant again within the cinematic universe, is important to us.”
Also, there is no denying that everybody’s eyes must have locked onto the thick document, which many may recognize as the Superhuman Registration Act version from the comicverse. The cinematic version of the document has been dubbed as The Sokovia Accords. As noted by Entertainment Weekly, the Accords comes in the wake of the sheer collaterel damage being caused by our superheroes.
Joe Russo added, “The comic book isn’t applicable to the storytelling that we’ve structured up to this point, but the concept of registration, the notion that heroes need to be either monitored or controlled because their power can be scary, is applicable.”
“Captain America: Civil War” is set to arrive in theatres on May 6, 2016.