Along with featuring more footage of Spider-Man in action, the new ad for Captain America: Civil War showcases the critical praise the film has already received in early screenings, which has earned it a 97-percent “Fresh” rating on review aggregator RottenTomatoes.com. However, it’s what we see of Spider-Man actor Tom Holland — not the excerpts from reviews — that’s generated quite a bit of buzz for the ad.
Near the end of the television spot, Spider-Man can be seen swinging into action during a battle scene, and kicking Falcon (Anthony Mackie) out of the fray. He then stops a punch thrown by Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), only to remark (as only Spider-Man can), “You have a metal arm? That is awesome, dude!”
Along with Mackie, Stan, and Holland, Captain America: Civil War also features the debut of Chadwick Boseman as African superhero Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo. They’re joined by returning Marvel movie-verse stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Paul Bettany as Vision, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, and Frank Grillo as Crossbones.
Set in the aftermath of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the film forces The Avengers to deal with the consequences of their explosive adventures over the course of the first two phases of Marvel’s cinematic universe. Faced with the fallout from their actions, the team finds themselves divided on how to police their future endeavors, and that split turns into an all-out war between the world’s greatest heroes.
Captain America: Civil War is directed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier filmmakers Anthony and Joe Russo. The film hits theaters May 6, 2016.