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New ‘Captain America: Civil War’ footage explains the dividing conflict

Published Dec 8th, 2015 7:45AM EST
Captain America Civil War Teaser
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Just a few days ago, the official Captain America: Civil War trailer was released, revealing that the Avengers heroes will be divided by a serious conflict in the next major movie based on the Marvel universe. We’ll see two camps, as Captain America and Iron Man become enemies in this new episode of the Marvel superhero saga.

But what causes the conflict? Why are the two friends fighting? Why are superheroes divided? Fans of the comics on which the movies are based already know the answers to these questions, but everyone else is probably left wondering why this happens. Well, don’t worry, as Marvel’s got you covered: New footage included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection Blu-ray explains why there’s a civil war between heroes.

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As Wired points out, MCU Phase 2 features all the Marvel movies dating back to Iron Man 3, and includes the Civil War featurette since the movie will be the first film in Marvel’s Phase 3 collection.

The short 95-second video shows interviews with various cast and crew, but also previously unseen footage. In Civil War, the superheroes are divided between two sides following disagreements over a government request that all masked vigilantes be registered. Some back Iron Man, and some stand by Captain America.

You’ll see several other superheroes appear in this movie, including Scarlet Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen) and Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman), with the latter being integral to Civil War’s plot. Spider-Man, who’s also confirmed to appear in Civil War, isn’t included in this new teaser clip.

Meanwhile, the Phase 2 collection includes Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, all assembled into a display container shaped like the Morag Orb from Guardians of the Galaxy (buy it here).

The new Civil War clip is embedded below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.