Chris Evans took the stage at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards to premiere a new clip from Captain America: Civil War. The comic book-inspired film started screening for critics last week and has been earning overwhelmingly positive tweets from those who caught the early screenings. The new clip shows Captain America, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) taking on bad guys (who use poisonous gas) in order to, apparently, rescue Bucky (Sebastian Stan). Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the cast includes Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Paul Bettany as Vision, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, and Tom Holland as Spider-Man. Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.
The Plot: 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.