Posted on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
As you probably know by now, the catalyst for Captain America: Civil War is the introduction of the Sokovia Accords, which demand that The Avengers have some kind of government oversight by the United Nations after their heroic actions have resulted in dozens of deaths around the world.
Now a viral video has arrived in the form of a news broadcast featuring Christine Everhart. If that name sounds familiar, that’s because the character first appeared in Iron Man as a reporter trying to interview Tony Stark in Las Vegas. Leslie Bibb (Talladega Nights) played the character who also ended up in bed with the billionaire, playboy and philanthropist only to later have an awkward encounter with him in Iron Man 2.
Watch the Captain America Civil War viral video after the jump.
Christine Everhart is joind by The Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal, but he’s also playing a character named Will Adams, a political correspondent who comes in to the fictional news program WHIH Newsfront talk about the collateral damage caused by The Avengers. This is the crux of the story for Civil War, and it creates a massive rift between the superheroes, one that will have its repercussions felt in the Marvel cinematic universe for awhile.
Part of me wonders if this is a sequence that was shot for Captain America: Civil War but ended up on the cutting room floor. Rarely do viral videos feature better known on-screen talent when they don’t also appear in the movie, and I can tell you that neither of these characters actually appear in the film. But maybe we’ll get some more WHIH news broadcasts between now and then, so stay tuned.
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.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Captain America: Civil War will debut in theaters on May 6.