On Thursday, Marvel released a new official trailer for Captain America: Civil War. And the rumors are true: Spider-Man is in it … for a split second:
In an interesting twist, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) seems to have joined Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) side instead of Captain America’s (Chris Evans). As you may recall, the last trailer for Civil War, released in November, offered a glorious preview of an all-out brawl between the two, likely spurred by their differing opinions on the regulation of superheroes. It’s interesting an interesting choice for Spider-Man; you’d think a man who operates with a mask probably want to keep the superhero business as unchecked as possible.
But to be clear, we still don’t know how all of these details will fall into place.
For a long time, we’ve known Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) and Steve Rogers (a.k.a. Captain America) will be at odds in Civil War. This trailer, and the one that preceded it, sheds some new light on their conflict: Tony wants to keep people safe, and Steve wants to keep people free. And their fellow superheroes — the Avengers — all have personal reasons for why they do or do not want their superhero-ing regulated.
The new trailer makes all of that a little more clear. The Avengers are shown all the destruction they’ve caused (in previous movies), and then the trailer segues into Tony saying, “We need to be put in check. Whatever form that takes, I’m game.”
But Steve is quick to counter him: “I know we’re not perfect, but the safest hands are still our own,” he says.
Then we see the rest of the Avengers, including Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) pick their sides and fall in line. There are battles galore. Punches are thrown. Scarlet Witch looks crazy and powerful.
And yes, Spider-Man shows up.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.