With exactly one week left until Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War hits theaters, anticipation is higher than ever for this superhero adventure, which kicks off the studio’s Phase 3 slate. Over the past few days, the studio has brought back Leslie Bibb as journalist Christine Everhart for a series of viral videos, that have examined the cost of The Avengers’ heroic deeds, and who should pay for all of the damage they cause. Today we have yet another viral video, which teases that the Commander-in-Chief himself, in the MCU, gave these heroes a shout-out.
In 2013’s Iron Man 3, President Ellis (William Sadler) was saved by both Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and War Machine (Don Cheadle), so it should be no surprise that he is pro-Avengers. This Civil War viral video from WHIH World News reveals that the President recently commended the efforts of these heroes, while the damages for their actions recently passed the $1 trillion mark, as political pressure mounts to create a system of accountability. Christine Everhart is joined once again by Will Adams (Al Madrigal), who reveals that the President “singled out” the actions of Captain America (Chris Evans) and The Falcon (Anthony Mackie).
As always, if you follow the news ticker that scrolls at the bottom of this video, there are a number of Easter Eggs that tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of these news items involves sightings of a giant insect in the San Francisco area, an obvious reference to Ant-Man’s transformation into Giant Man, which is rumored to happen in Captain America: Civil War. The ticker also mentions that the Transia Corporation, which was previously run by the late Gideon Malick (Powers Boothe), will announce a new interim CEO. There is even a reference to The Avengers’ infamous shawarma scene, with that business’ owner commissioning a famous incognito street artist to paint a mural of these heroes on the wall of his restaurant.
If that wasn’t enough, we also have a new IMAX preview, where directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo explain why you should see Marvel’s Civil War in IMAX. We also hear from Chris Evans, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, who describe how perfect the IMAX format is for this movie. The directors used the brand new ALEXA IMAX 65mm camera to film a massive 17-minute fight sequence between both Team Cap and Team Iron Man.
We also have a new clip from Captain America: Civil War, which Chadwick Boseman revealed on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. The scene features Black Panther fighting The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) on a rooftop, before Captain America and The Falcon try to intervene. We learn that this is the first time they’ve seen the Black Panther in action, since The Falcon asks Cap who “the other guy” is. We also have new posters from this superhero adventure, which you can check out below these new videos.