Captain America: Civil War Teaser Breaks World Record


Marvel is reporting that the newly released Captain America: Civil War teaser has broke the world record for most views in a 24-hour period.  The teaser for the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment — jokingly dubbed Avengers Lite due to its huge cast — racked up 61 million views in one day.  I can tell you who’s not having a “civil war” … the fans, who are pretty much aligned and unanimous in their opinion that this will be an awesome event.

Ever since the teaser’s release online and on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on November 25, 2015, fans have watched and rewatched (myself included) the thrilling and emotional 2-minute 26-second crowd-pleasing video of the latest story for the greatest soldier and patriot who ever lived.  Marvel fanatics can get a more dramatic experience of the teaser when it debuts on the big screen with the official release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is set to hit theaters on December 18. 2015.

Captain America: Civil War – Official Synopsis: Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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Captain America: Civil War has a United States release date of May 6, 2016.  It will be directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, star Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, Robert Downy Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier, Anthony MAckie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Paul Bettany as Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones, William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, Daniel Brühl as Helmut Zemo, and Martin Freeman in an unspecified role.