One Month Until Captain America: Civil War

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Let that sink in. Next month (well, if you live in the United States. Some lucky ducks get it earlier) we will be basking and probably weeping in the glory of Captain America: Civil War.

I still don’t know if I’m ready. Seriously, who’s ever prepared to see two of their favorite superheros butting heads in an all out war? Don’t lie to yourself, I have a feeling we’re going to be reeling for quite a while from the aftermath of this movie.

In the latest TV spots for Civil War, we’ve seen a few more new snippets of scenes. For example, Natasha and Clint interacting in a way I’d only expect them to: fighting yet at the same time being snarky to each other. And we’ve seen Black Panther aka T’Challa going after Steve and his vibranium shield.

Speaking of Black Panther, I’m so excited to see this character come to life on the big screen as well as Chadwick Boseman’s performance. I loved him in 42 as Jackie Robinson so I can’t wait to see what he does with this role and to see him rock that suit.

Back in December, Boseman spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the suit, which aside from the shoes, felt claustrophobic to him. Yet it’s still incredible when you think about the suit as a whole.

“As far as the storytelling is concerned, the vibranium is a metal that is dynamic. It can change how it’s used. It’s not a liquid, but it has the ability to change shape and change form and still have its strength. I think there a lot of things about that in the mythology that I think has a lot of potential in terms of the storytelling,” Boseman explained.

“It’s not just about being durable, it has the ability to absorb energy. It’s not just like you hit it and it doesn’t take it. It has the ability to absorb the attack of another person and repel or respond to that attack. That’s part of the power,” he continued.

Oh, my comic book loving heart is so happy. Also YES! to these actors digging deep and really researching their characters.

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And just this past Monday, the Russo brothers posted a photo to their Instagram showing a behind the scenes look at a certain fight scene between Black Panther and Bucky.

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Side note: say what you want, but I hope Bucky comes out alright…well, as alright as he can be factoring in everything that’s happened…after this movie. I need to see more of this character developed and Sebastian Stan has done one hell of a job as Bucky and The Winter Soldier.

I always enjoy typing up posts like this because I can honestly talk endlessly about comic books and their movie counterparts. Comic book nerd and proud!

Until next time, fellow comic book nerds, check out one of the latest TV spot trailers below and as always leave me your thoughts in the comments!

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016.

Sebastian Stan Talks ‘heartbreaking’ ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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Just the announcement of the title of the movie broke my heart, so to hear Sebastian Stan refer to Captain America: Civil War as heartbreaking has me worried for my comic book nerd heart.

Team Cap or Team Iron Man? How about Team Stop Making Me Choose Between Two Of My All-Time Favorite Superheroes? How does that sound? But according to Stan, the Cap and Iron Man showdown in May is going to hit us pretty hard.

“I think it’s going to be an epic experience for people,” Stan told Entertainment Tonight, “I’m very excited for people to hear and see what side everybody ends up on, ’cause it gets a little heartbreaking.”

Fantastic.

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But aside from our hearts breaking, Stan also referred to his fight scene with Robert Downey Jr. in Civil War as “amazing.”

“It’s inevitable not to geek out a little bit around Robert Downey Jr.,” he revealed, “Just to be around him [and] fight across from him was definitely a highlight!”

And you have to admit, that scene with Steve and Bucky battling it out together against Tony looks insane. It should be interesting to see how that turns out.

We’ll finally get to see exactly how that and everything else in Civil War turns out when May 6 rolls around (just 57 days from now but who’s counting?).

Until then, check out ET’s interview with Stan below and let me know who’s team you’re on (if you can choose) in the comments!
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Captain America: Civil War – Whose Team Are You On?

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Hmm…what can we talk about on this glorious Monday after Super Bowl 50? Oh! How about those 30 seconds during the new Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl spot when Marvel destroyed whatever stable emotions I had left after the last Civil War trailer? Because I experienced possibly too much in less than a minute.

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Marvel really does have major ownership over my comic book-loving heart. I thought the last Civil War trailer was a lot to take in but yesterday was the Super Bowl so Marvel needed to step it up. I not only had to deal with Steve and Tony continuing to butt heads, I also had to witness a horrified-looking Wanda (god knows what she was seeing), Bucky hooked up to scary as hell machinery, a possibly critically injured Rhodey laying lifeless near Tony, Natasha watching huge explosions and last but absolutely not least, Bucky struggling with Tony and shooting the genius, who can thank his lucky stars he thought to wear bulletproof sunglasses, in the face.

And that all happened in a matter of about 30 seconds.

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First off, it’s still tough for me to pick a side in this war. I’ve been Team Cap for the most part because Steve usually has the right things in mind. And I’ve read the Civil War comic and agreed with Steve’s side in that as well. But then I think about Tony and how people go after him with every little mistake he’s made making him out to be the wrongest person to ever be wrong ever.

Relax.

Tony does have issues with not using his genius brain and making mistakes because of that. (We all know the creation of Ultron was a catastrophe but let’s move on from that, please) I’m also not making Steve out to be perfect. He’s probably going to be blinded somewhat by his friendship with Bucky. But Bucky is a touchy subject, especially for Tony.

For me personally, I like to think of Bucky and the Winter Soldier as two different people. The Winter Soldier is the brainwashed and tortured man that H.Y.D.R.A. transformed into their own monstrous tool to aid their psychotic agenda. Bucky is the man and best friend of Steve who was last seen falling from the train in The First Avenger. The Winter Soldier killed numerous people over the years including Tony’s parents, which makes him the last person Tony would want his friend Steve fighting to protect.

Tony never knew James aka Bucky, the guy who stuck up for Steve and stood by his side through everything growing up. He sees him as H.Y.D.R.A.’s personal murderer. But for Steve, he still sees Bucky as his best friend who he thought he lost but is back and starting to possibly remember who he really is. It’s such a heartbreaking situation, honestly.

And I know this isn’t ALL about Bucky. There are other aspects that come in to the film’s plot dealing with a differing view when it comes to political interference with the Avengers. But Bucky is a major part and you can see that from how much he was shown in the Super Bowl spot.

I can see both sides, Team Iron Man’s and Team Cap’s. But in the end, I have a really strong feeling I’m going to side with Cap. And no, I’m not just choosing his side because of good looks or anything trivial like that. I believe in what Steve stands for and I do not think the government or any political figures should be interfering with what the Avengers are doing. Who would even trust any of those people after we dealt with Senator Stern and Secretary of Defense Alexander Pierce? Both of whom make me completely livid just thinking about them.

H.Y.D.R.A. is still alive and kicking so the less people the Avengers have connected to them or have control over them, the better. It may not always be perfect the ways they protect the world, but the Avengers have proved they get things done in the end so government involvement is not required.

I just really need May 6 to roll around as quickly as possible so I can sit in that IMAX theater with my 3D glasses on and see how this Civil War turns out in the end. And if Steve and Tony aren’t back to being best buddies or at the very least friends after this war is over, you may find me in a pool of my own tears on the floor of said IMAX theater.

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Because Infinity War is coming (hello 2018-Part I & 2019-Part II) and I need Steve and Tony on good terms along with Bucky, Natasha, Clint, Sam, Rhodey, Wanda, Scott, Vision and T’Challa. (Some of whom I have no clue yet will actually be in the next Avengers movies) And, yes, I just listed all of those characters.

I wonder what Thor and Bruce would have to say about this Civil War?…since we have to wait until Thor: Ragnarok to see those two. Let’s not go there right now though.

I could discuss all of this Civil War drama and upcoming Marvel movies goodness for hours on end with you but I’ll stop. For now, at least.

Until next time, though, feel free to vent your thoughts and declare whose side you’re on in the comments.

Are you Team Cap:

Or are you Team Iron Man:

Check out the Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl spot, again or for the first time, below to help make that decision!