I’m just assuming Lainey is Team Iron Man because Tony Stark is her favorite Avenger, so she’s probably not going to be Team Winter Soldier at all because the new Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl TV spot shows Bucky Barnes firing a gun point-blank in Tony Stark’s face. Tony’s new gauntlet-watch is cool—and that sure does look like the “Bleeding Edge” armor that is biologically connected to Tony—but what makes this whole spot is the look on his face when Barnes pulls the trigger. Like he didn’t think he’d actually do it, but the Winter Soldier doesn’t f*ck around.
This new spot drives home the movie’s tagline, with people chanting “United we stand” over images of Team Cap, and “Divided we fall” over Team Iron Man. Tony’s side appears to be short one man, but then, we haven’t seen Spider-Man 3.0 yet—which ought to tell you something about his allegiances. We also see Black Panther on Iron Man’s side, but he’s got his own agenda, that seems, at least for a while, to line up with Tony’s. Two guesses as to what they have in common.
Bucky Barnes continues to be front and center in Civil War marketing. The conflict revolves around him, and I’ve heard that depending on how the editing shakes out, Sebastian Stan might end up with a bigger part than Chris Evans. Even if it doesn’t break that way, Stan is in a LOT of this movie. Spider-Man 3.0 is going to be a big deal because he’s one of the most recognizable superheroes on the planet, and Ant-Man is going to be a scene-stealer for sure, but Bucky Barnes is the one poised to break out. The movie is engineered to show off the Winter Soldier’s capability—he’s got a melee sequence that is f*cking unbelievable—and just how ruthless he is. Team Iron Man is a total flop in the comics, but I think the movie solved it. And he’s not wrong—Bucky Barnes is too dangerous to go unchecked.
PS: The Winter Soldier’s new uniform looks like he cut the sleeve off a North Face jacket and called it a day.
PPS: Please note the big-ass claw marks on Cap’s shield. Black Panther, you guys. He’s no joke.