Marvel Studios released the second trailer for Captain America: Civil War, the first film from Phase III of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Just like in the comic books, the Avengers aren’t getting along, just like the ever-recurring Avengers v. X-Men stories, and like the similar themed Batman v. Superman from the DC Universe. The bickering and inability of a team of super “heroes” to resolve differences shows why hero worship isn’t a good thing. Nice role models! Sure, the good guys fighting good guys storyline has been around as long as the superheroes themselves, but Marvel has been dwelling on this since early in Phase I. So if you think the Captain America vs. Iron Man feud is getting old, you’re not the only one. But the real enemy is Thanos, and war against Thanos is on its way in this new Phase of films.
What would be more fun to see? How about the studios get their acts together and have the Avengers battle the X-Men? If Spider-man–who makes a welcome appearance in the latest trailer shown below–can make the studio leap, let’s show fans what can really be done. And check out that new Spidey-suit. Finally, a suit that looks as great as we imagined it from the comic books.
If you’re scratching your head over the Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III distinctions, how about a quick walk through Marvel’s plans. Phase I includes, in order, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avengers, and The Avengers (or Avengers: Assemble in the UK). This was the introduction of characters, S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA, and revolved around the Tesseract, which is one of the Infinity Stones.