With Batman v Superman finally behind us, it's time to look toward the next great superhero match-up: Captain America v Iron Man. This time around, it's Good Guy v Good Guy, friend v friend, First Avenger v Genius Playboy Billionaire Philanthropist, which means things have a particularly high chance of getting messy.
Captain America: Civil War doesn't drop until May, and if all this waiting has got you feeling like the Big Green Guy, don't worry. MTV is premiering an exclusive clip from the Marvel flick at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 10, which should help ease your anticipation. Oh, and the first Avenger himself, Chris Evans, will be on hand to present the never-before-scene clip to fans at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA.
Captain America: Civil War will find The Avengers at odds with one another after 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 -- Team Cap and Team Iron Man. So expect this clip to be fraught with tension and sexual innuendos (from Iron Man's camp, obviously). Without further ado, here's what we want to see in MTV's exclusive Civil War sneak peek:
Cap & Bucky vs. Iron Man
We've already seen bits and pieces of this epic, two-on-one duel in the trailers, teasers, and teaser trailers, but we have yet to see how this whole climatic fight between Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, and Tony Stark starts.
The Sokovia Accords
Captain America: Civil War introduces the Sokovia Accords, a governmental effort to impose harsher restrictions on those with superhuman abilities. Think of it as a system of accountability on The Avengers, who have caused billions of dollars of property damage and tremendous loss of life around the world. The Accords, in addition to the reappearance of The Winter Soldier, splits our heroes in two factions, with Cap and Iron Man on opposing sides of the issue. As nerdy as this sounds, I find this existential debate extremely fascinating and wouldn't mind a 90-second clip of Steve and Tony arguing in a United Nations boardroom.
The "Splash Page" Sequence
Eventually, Team Iron Man -- Iron Man, Black Widow, The Vision, War Machine, and Black Panther -- go head to head with Team Captain America -- Cap, Bucky, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Falcon, and Sharon Carter -- in what directors Anthony and Joe Russo call the epic "splash page" sequence of the film.
While we wish Marvel would have waited to debut their new friendly neighbor Spider-Man (played by Tom Holland), now that the Spidey's out of the bag, we'd like to see more of the teenage webslinger -- if only to get a better glimpse at his new Spidey suit.
Steve & Bucky
OK, so an action sequence would be pretty dope, but nothing would fill our hearts with more joy than to see Steve and Bucky, together again, being Best Friends.
Black Panther vs. Winter Soldier
Oh man. If there's one fight I'm looking forward to see, aside from the "splash page" sequence, it's the showdown between the enigmatic Wakandan monarch, Black Panther, and the man formerly known as The Winter Soldier.
Hawkeye vs. Black Widow
OK, so maybe I lied. I'm also really looking forward to seeing Black Widow kick Hawkeye's butt à la The Avengers.
Ant-Man Meets The Avengers
We know Paul Rudd's Ant-Man joins the fight in Captain America: Civil War, but did you know he harbors a serious man-crush for Captain America? In a sizzle reel shown exclusively at this past summer's D23 Expo, fans were treated to a glimpse of Scott Lang and Steve Rogers first meeting. "Captain America, it's an honor,” Lang says nervously. "I’m shaking your hand too long." Yes, Scott. Yes you are. Anyway, we want to see more of this, please.
The last time we checked in with The Hulk, he was riding solo in autopiloted quinjet headed for space. So far, rumors of Bruce Banner's attendance in Civil War have been hotly debated online. Will he show up? More importantly, how will he show up on Earth? The Hulk's whereabouts are currently shrouded in mystery, and there's no way Marvel's going to reveal it all in one 90-second clip -- but a girl can dream.