There has been a lot of buzz surrounding “Captain America: Civil War,” especially due to the fact that former Avengers buddies Steve Rogers and Tony Stark form their respective teams and go against each other. However, not much footage has been released of the other supporting superhero characters, most notably Black Panther. Disney has recently revealed a clip from “Civil War” featuring the Wakandan superhero in action.
Los Angeles Times reported that Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Robert Iger has revealed an extended clip from “Captain America: Civil War” which features a chase sequence with Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Falcon, and Black Panther. L.A. Times described the scene in the following words:
“The clip started off with a car chase featuring a motorcycle and a black Audi SUV. The chase involved Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie). They pursued each other through a tunnel, which became engulfed in explosions generated by the skirmish.
Eventually, the characters emerged from the tunnel, only to be met by War Machine (Don Cheadle). It appeared as though he was on the scene to detain Captain America.
’Stand down now,’ War Machine angrily told the captain. ‘Congratulations, Cap, you’re a criminal.’
Black Panther then intervened, baring his metal claws and ripping off his mask to reveal his identity.”
The clip, L.A.Times’ Daniel Miller notes, had unfinished special effects. However, it was met with “generous applause.”
It seems like both Marvel with their “Avengers” and DC with their very own “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” are testing which superhero vs superhero movie the audience gravitates towards.
While there has been a lot of interest towards a Superman vs Batman showdown, Marvel clearly has the edge because they have a solid world-building behind them. They’ve set up these characters really well with the past “Iron Man” and “Captain America” movies in addition to wonderfully introducing some of the newcomers like Ant-Man.
Also, “Civil War” is slated to be the most emotionally taxing among all the Marvel superhero films so far, with major characters’ deaths occurring. Recently, an unfinished version of the film was screened to favourable reviews. Spider-Man and Black Panther’s portrayals were praised.
“Captain America: Civil War” releases on April 29, 2016 in Australia.