Marvel released a shiny new Captain America: Civil War TV spot during last night’s Super Bowl. The film picks up after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron and finds Chris Evans‘ Steve Rogers leading the new team of Avengers and dealing with governmental fallout from the collateral damage of their actions. Former Avengers leader Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) steps in to make his thoughts known, and lines are drawn as the Marvel superheroes find themselves divided.
While I may or may not have shushed a room full of strangers to hear it (I totally did), it was absolutely worth it. Marvel wants people to take sides, and it’s up to the film to see if that balance—are you “Team Cap” or “Team Iron Man”—holds up through the entire narrative to see if you’re still arguing for your side after the movie ends. We still have a few months to find out, but this TV spot was nice way to tide us over, at least until a real trailer comes along.
Until then, enjoy these 23 screengrabs from the new Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl TV spot. The film opens May 6th, and also stars Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Daniel Brühl, and Tom Holland.
Here’s the official synopsis for Captain America: Civil War:
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.