Yesterday brought us a slew of TV ads for movies. And most of them had at least some thrilling new footage, that gave us our first look at some major scenes. Here’s what we learned about Civil War, Deadpool, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and X-Men: Apocalypse!
Let’s start with Captain America: Civil War.
This little moment of Tony putting on a portable gauntlet and using it to stop a bullet was undoubtedly the coolest bit of new footage in this trailer. But there’s also the mystery of why Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier is coming up to Tony in his regular day clothes and trying to kill him. Assassination attempt?
And actually, given that we see this in the commercial:
Either he’s still got some programming issues or he’s in a flashback.
We’ve seen the part after this before, with Tony cradling War Machine and looking despondent. But this is the first time we’ve seen that Iron Man is the reason his mask is off. Also, the fact that these trailers are trying so hard to convince us that Rhodey dies in this film makes me think it’s all a red herring.
This was the other important bit of footage: we finally see Ant-Man show up on Cap’s side. He’s got a sleek new helmet that also has a slightly Ultron-y look to it. Call back to that character’s comic book history with the Hank Pym Ant-Man?
Here they are, side by side. The new helmet is chromier, and has the sharp “wings” on the sides, and has a more geometric “nose.” If we find out Tony designed this, I will not be surprised.
Now, on to Deadpool:
Since it comes out this week, Deadpool is in that final, mad rush to promote itself to hell and back. This scene with a sword and a tire spoke is a good way to remind everyone how good the action in this looks.
Colossus looks to be saving the asses of both Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Deadpool here, after the confrontation at the docks that has been all over the trailers. As is the case with all Deadpool marketing, there was a special intro where Deadpool insulted sports. See it here.
And now the only parts of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows commercial that are plot-relevant and don’t make me hurl.
We’ve got Krang.
And Casey Jones skating away from Rocksteady. (In the full thing, there’s a blur behind Rocksteady that is probably Bebop.)
And finally, X-Men: Apocalypse:
Sadneto is in a forest with someone I cannot make out. Although the plaid does indicate that this takes place right before this scene of him yelling in a ditch. Did Apocalypse destroy his lovely trees, right before enslaving his mind? And did that woman die?
This is our first real look at Psylocke in action, and she looks great. And that bodes poorly for the heroes, since she’s one of Apocalypse’s Horsemen.
Also new was this fight between Nightcrawler and Angel. If you watch closely at the end, you can see pink and blue smoke as Nightcrawler bamfs away from the fight.
Interesting is that he’s got white wings here and metallic ones in the trailer, which tells us that the comic arc of Angel losing his wings and Apocalypse replacing them with metal is coming to the big screen.
Lastly, we see Mystique getting strangled by Apocalypse. Kudos to her for getting close, but he seems not impressed. The lettering in the background is interesting, too. Did Apocalypse head back to the place where he came from? Or did the X-Men go there looking for information?
See the whole thing here.