'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer Breakdown: Going Through The New Footage Frame-By-Frame

If you're the kind of person who clicks on an exhaustive breakdown of the new Captain America: Civil War trailer, then you're the kind of person who doesn't need an introduction to Captain America: Civil War. In short: the movie looks fantastic and the trailer is a smorgasbord of goodness. Real catnip for nerds stuff.

And because I have a serious emotional problem that can only be assuaged through breaking down movie trailers, I went through this thing frame-by-frame, snagging interesting shots and moments of interest, and have compiling them below with some semi-expert commentary. Let's take a closer look, shall we?

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The trailer opens in what appears to be a flashback. Here's some kind of mysterious facility, located in in the middle of the (Russian?) wilderness. And like all mysterious facilities, it has a heavy-duty metal door...

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Behind that door is Bucky Barnes, otherwise known as the Winter Soldier, looking like he's being woken up out of cryosleep. As you surely remember from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bucky was reprogrammed as an assassin and kept in stasis unless he was needed for a specific job, hence his still being alive. Here's why a small shot like this matters: the fact that the film looks ready to delve into the history of the Winter Soldier makes it clear that this is a Captain America movie, first and foremost, and a direct sequel to the previous film. The gigantic cast of superhero support is nice and all, but this is still a Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes adventure at its core.

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has seemingly done everything in its power to ignore the existence of The Incredible Hulk, so it's genuinely weird to see General "Thunderbolt" Ross show up to scold the Avengers for wreaking havoc all over the globe. Did I say weird? I meant great. First of all, his role here ties The Incredible Hulk into the MCU fabric, which is great for us continuity nerds. Second, a familiar face showing up to tell the Avengers that they're doing a poor job is far more powerful than a stranger. And third, who could possibly say no to more William Hurt?

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Each of the Avengers have their own specific reaction to being shown clips from The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Age of Ultron, but I like this one because poor Steve looks so down on himself. It's easy to shame such an honest guy.

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How many Iron Man suits is this now? Eventually, they all start to blend together a little bit, but in true Marvel style, Tony Stark has most definitely acquired a new set of armor. Eventually, they're going to run out of red and gold color schemes. But not today.

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Unless it goes by another name in the film, this certainly looks like The Raft, the Marvel Universe's super villain prison. In the comic book world, this facility is located near Rikers Island off the coast of New York City, but it appears to be a bit more isolated in the MCU. Plus, it looks like it can submerge, which is awfully handy for a place that's all about hiding dirty laundry.

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And here's the interior of The Raft, which looks about how you'd except a comic book bad guy penitentiary to look. It looks brand new here (and the cells are empty), so its creation and existence will probably figure into the plot of the film in some way. Heck, Tony Stark probably helped design it.

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The previous trailer only offered the briefest of glimpses at Black Panther in action and this one is no different. However, we are offered this shot of Wakanda's leader/personal superhero leaping over a car...

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...and leaping right at Bucky Barnes. It's fairly obvious that Black Panther has some serious beef with Bucky. Perhaps the Winter Soldier caused some serious havoc in Wakanda in another age. And if you'll allow some blind speculation, what happened to Black Panther's father, the former ruler of Wakanda, in the MCU? I'm not saying that puzzle piece belongs in the bigger picture or even exists, but I know that I'm thinking about it.

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I love the expression on Tony's face in this shot as he realizes that he came within a breath of being shot in the face by Bucky Barnes. After all, his only weapon when he's not in the Iron Man suit is his tongue and a sharp wit can't defect bullets.

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The previous trailer revealed a shot of Iron Man cradling the body of War Machine and this trailer lends it more context. At some point in the final battle (and we know this because we see him as part of the climactic line-up revealed at the end of the trailer), James Rhodes is struck by something and plummets to the ground, taken out of commission. Whether this is a mortal blow or just a serious injury is unknown, but it wouldn't be too surprising if Civil War knocks off a hero or two to raise the stakes (and give Tony another reason to hold nothing back against Cap).

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Unless I'm mistaken, this looks like the new Avengers HQ that Captain America founded at the end of Age of Ultron (and where Ant-Man and the Falcon had their scuffle). So here's something to ponder: why is Tony Stark there? Did Team Steve have to flee the premises? And what will become of this shiny new facility when the dust has settled? We barely knew thee, building.

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"You just started a war!" Iron Man yells right after he sucker punches Captain America across the face. As exciting as it is to watch these here go mano-a-mano, this is something I almost don't want to see. I love these characters. I love them as a team. Watching them get torn apart is going to be a tough watch for anyone invested in the MCU.

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This shot of Black Panther is brought to you by vibranium! Because when you need a superhero outfit that will deflect bullets without looking clunky or even metallic, there is only one option. Available exclusively through Wakanda.

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In the Marvel comics universe, Scarlet Witch and the Vision have a long and complicated relationship – if they're not totally in love with one another, they're at each other's throats. It's not clear how or if this film will touch on their comic book romance, but there will be at least one scene where she uses her powers to literally bring him to his knees. Then again, this moment would surely be more powerful if they were affectionate for each other and they were forced on to separate sides. But hey, I'm not the one making this movie. I'm just the one examining a trailer in a deeply unhealthy way.

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Oh, hey! Hawkeye gets an action shot. That's cool and all. Everyone likes Hawkeye, right?

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Wait a second... Yes, that is Ant-Man riding one of Hawkeye's arrows, which may be the single nerdiest thing we've seen in an MCU movie yet. This right here is what I love about Marvel superhero teams – it's not that a group of cool heroes get together and fight in the same battle, it's that their powers complement one another in unique and satisfying ways. A splash page depicting a super-brawl is cool, but a series of panels exploring how two minor heroes combine their abilities to do something incredible is what I really want out of a comic book fight.

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And here's Ant-Man bouncing off that arrow and literally flying between Iron Man's fingers. I know most of you are here for Spider-Man, but this is my personal Marvel movie nirvana. I need nothing else.

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This is the point in the trailer where you may realize that Marvel is keeping the actual villain of the film completely under wraps. There is no sign of Daniel Brühl's Baron Zemo anywhere here. Like with Iron Man 3, the trailers are painting a very specific picture, leaving some major surprises waiting in the wings. We can safely assume that Zemo is pulling some strings, manipulating the heroes into battling one another, but Marvel's not going to show us that until we're sitting in the theater.

In the meantime, the trailer does offer a single shot of Frank Grillo's Crossbones (last seen horribly wounded at the end of Captain America: The Winter Solder) in action. The exact nature of his role remains cloudy, but we do know that he battles Cap's Avengers team in the opening action sequence, which somehow ends up resulting in an international incident that sets off the rest of the movie.

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"I could do this all day." Spider-Man is cool and all, but Cap echoing his encounter with that back alley bully from Captain America: The First Avenger feels like the pinnacle moment of this trailer. Even when he's hopelessly outmatched, Steve Rogers doesn't back down. He's our superhero Rocky.

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We've already seen individual shots of Team Captain America and Team Iron Man running at each other, but this big group shot is nifty. It also allows you to fully appreciate each side's line-up. Cap may have the numbers, but Iron Man has the real heavy-hitters.

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Okay, here's the moment everyone was waiting for. Tony calls in a surprise member of his team, who promptly yanks Captain America's shield from his hand using some familiar webbing...

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And there he is. Spider-Man, now played by Tom Holland. The new costume was never not going to be controversial (someone will always find something to complain about) but I'm a fan. Mostly. While I'm surprised by the lack of texture on the costume, I love the old school design (look at the tiny spider symbol!) and the bright colors. This Spidey looks like he walked straight out a comic book panel and the result is a little jarring. He almost doesn't look like he belongs with the more realistically costumed heroes of the MCU, but maybe he shouldn't. After all, a nerdy kid who fights crime when he's fumbling through an awkward teenage existence shouldn't look like an Avenger.

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"Hey, everyone."

However, my favorite aspect of the costume is undoubtedly the eyes, which can narrow and widen. I'm don't want to say that previous Spider-Man movies have been marred by a hero with a single facial expression, but this will go a long way to making Spidey's costumed interactions a little more interesting. Heck, it worked for Deadpool.

Captain America: Civil War opens on May 6, 2016.