Jimmy Kimmel has set the hearts of Marvel fans everywhere aflutter. The late night TV show host hinted today on Twitter that the guest appearance tonight of Chris Evans (Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) will be accompanied by a “big surprise,” leading many to believe that the two actors will reveal the trailer for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
There has already been speculation that the first Civil War trailer would premiere among previews airing ahead of theatrical screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it seems that Jimmy Kimmel Live! may give viewers the first look. Of course, there’s always the possibility that he, RDJ, and Evans will have something else in store for viewers, but it’s clear what fans are hoping for, based on the reactions inspired by Kimmel’s tweet. “IF THIS IS NOT THE TRAILER I SWEAR [sic],” wrote one fan.
With the amount of speculation going on about the Civil War trailer — both before and after Kimmel’s tease — the fact that viewers are getting geared up for the upcoming installment in the Marvel cinematic universe is obvious. With its massive cast and ample franchise crossover, Civil War‘s appeal is magnified. The film stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, and so many more.
Kimmel played up the excitement by making his announcement on social media.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 24, 2015
Civil War is coming this spring, so we’ve certainly reached a point where the imminent release of its first trailer is would not just be acceptable, it’s almost expected. Here’s hoping it happens tonight.
Captain America: Civil War is set to open in theaters on May 6, 2016.