Captain America, Black Panther, & Iron Man Stand Tall in New ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Cover

By December 2, 2015
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Last week brought on the debut of the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, which is quickly setting up to be one of their most ambitious films yet, both in story and scale. The teaser offered fans their first real look into the film’s story and tone, and also included their first real look at Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther in action, after set photos a few months ago revealed his costume in the film.

So far, not much is really known about how Panther will fit into the film’s storyline, although it has been revealed that he will be fighting on Iron Man/Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) side of the movie’s war, in case that dropkick he delivered to Bucky (Sebastian Stan) in the trailer wasn’t evidence enough of his allegiances.

Now, Entertainment Weekly has revealed their newest magazine cover, which features Cap (Chris Evans) standing alongside the previously mentioned Iron Man and Black Panther, and provides an even better look at the new character’s incredible costume.

Check out the image below:

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While EW refrained from releasing too many details from the upcoming cover story, which will likely feature several new images from the film as well as some new details – they did reveal a snippet of their interview with Chris Evans, who spoke about the moral ambiguity of the film’s main conflict:

“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. It becomes a question of morality and I don’t think [Cap] has ever been so uncertain with what right and wrong is.”

The thing that makes Civil War in the comics such an interesting storyline is that it’s not just our favorite superheroes fighting each other for the sake of fighting each other. This is something one of the film’s other stars, Elizabeth Olsen, also touched on a few months ago as well, in that the film is more about a battle of philosophies than anything else.

In the comics, it comes down to the difference in opinions about secret identities and the basic rights of the world’s superheroes, while in the film, it’ll deal much more with accountability and ways to reign the Avengers and their pals in. Either way, the trailer hinted at the film’s core conflict, but it looks like Marvel might actually be saving some of the juiciest bits for its theatrical release. At least, we can hope they will.

I think we can all agree at this point that Black Panther’s costume in the film is pretty awesome too, and might be one of Marvel’s closest costume adaptations yet. T’Challa is only one of several new characters to be featured in the film though, with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Daniel Bruhl’s Baron Zemo, and more, all set to make their introductions into the MCU in this film. The trailer unfortunately opted not to include either of the characters though, but it seems entirely possible that we could get our first look at either of them in the coming weeks, and until then, we’ll keep you posted.

Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theatres on May 6th, 2016.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable