Going on right now at the D23 Expo, Disney’s very own special convention, is the panel which pretty much everybody is most excited for: ‘Worlds, Galaxies and Universes: Live Action at the Walt Disney Studios,’ the panel which is all about Disney’s own live-action output and the stuff people actually care about, Marvel and Star Wars!!!
After strutting their stuff with Doctor Strange, Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans took to the stage to talk Civil War. They cracked some some pro-Disney jokes (because that’s pretty much obligatory at this convention) and then showed off a special trailer, which sounds exactly like we all hoped it would. Check out an assorted selection of fine tweets below…
It’s a fight scene – Cap is fighting Crossbone. Falcon and Black Widow are his backup #D23Expo
— screenjunkies (@screenjunkies) August 15, 2015
William Hurt calling out superheroes as vigilantes #D23Expo — screenjunkies (@screenjunkies) August 15, 2015
Black Panther sighting! We just see him shoot out his claws and that’s it. #D23Expo
— Josh Lincoln Dickey (@JLDlite) August 15, 2015
Scott Lang is introduced to Captain America for the first time, freaks out nervous. “Captain America! Thinks for thanking of me!” #D23Expo — Josh Lincoln Dickey (@JLDlite) August 15, 2015
Shit, CVIL WAR looks OUT OF CONTROL. Action is raw but has a superhero edge. WINTER SOLDIER x 2. #D23Expo
— Devin Faraci (@devincf) August 15, 2015
The CAP 3 footage includes Bucky telling Cap, “Your mom’s name was Sarah. You used to wear newspapers on your shoes.” #D23Expo — Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) August 15, 2015
CIVIL WAR footage: action sequence with Cap fighting Crossbones. Also Falcon’s Redwing is now a drone. Then begins to set up the civil war.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) August 15, 2015
Bucky is captured by the govt. He remembers his past! He knows Steve’s mom’s name. He knows Steve wore newspapers in his shoes. #D23Expo — Devin Faraci (@devincf) August 15, 2015
— Marcus Errico (@MarcusErrico) August 15, 2015
Well, that sounds fucking awesome.
Redwing as a drone is something which we’d heard about before, but it’s nice to have confirmation. The fun stuff, however, is the characters. It definitely seems as if the relationship between Bucky and Captain America will be a key focus once again, which should put people’s fears of it being ‘Avengers 2.5‘ to rest. The tidbit about him being captured by the government (and, probably by extension, General Ross) is also interesting, because a few days ago we got set photos which showed he and Black Panther scaling a building in Berlin. We know that T’Challa will be neutral, so how does that come about? Will Bucky be rescued at some point? We’ll find out next May!
It doesn’t seem as if the trailer is gonna be released online, however there are some Twitter rumours that it’ll be up tonight. We doubt it, but in case it’s true make sure to repeatedly check back to UTF every five minutes for the next day or so. You wouldn’t want to miss anything else, would you?!
Captain America: Civil War bombards its way into theaters May 6th, 2016.