Marvel sure don't do reveals by half measures. In addition to the brilliant first trailer (opens in new tab) for Captain America: Civil War last week, we also got a look at a fresh batch of images (opens in new tab) for the highly anticipated film courtesy of Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab), who got some of the major players talking about each other behind their backs. Well, not really, but you get the idea...
Starting with the star-spangled hero himself, Chris Evans weighed in on why Civil War will be different to anything we've seen before: "In most of the movies, there’s no question who we should be siding with. We all agree Nazis are bad, aliens from space are bad. But this movie’s the first time where you really have two points of view.
"There’s really no wrong answer here and it’s just a matter of who we are as men: Tony Stark and myself. Which side of the aisle do we come down on? So it’s hard for [Cap]. It becomes a question of morality and I don’t think he’s ever been so uncertain with what right and wrong is."
While Cap may be uncertain of which action to take, Robert Downey Jr. is perfectly fine with the decisions Tony Stark makes: "I wholeheartedly agree with what he does in this. Which is, by the way, more than I could say for some of the other movies."
Of course Cap and Iron Man's conflicting agendas are going to have an effect on their allies. When asked about who Black Widow will side with, Scarlett Johansson offered this tidbit: "I think when you find her in Civil War, she’s looking to strategize her position, putting herself in a place where she is able to let the powers that be fight it out or whatever amongst themselves. She’s always a little bit on the perimeter so she can have a better perspective of what’s really going on".
All in all, it's clear that the actors really enjoyed getting stuck in to the juicy material this time round, and we can't wait to see how this one plays out. Also, #TeamCap!
Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, and starring Evans, Downey Jr., Johansson, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: Civil War hits UK cinemas on April 29 2016 and May 6 2016 in the US.