We're less than a month away from the release of Captain America: Civil War, which comes out May 6 and represents the start of the summer movie season. And on Monday night, the cast of the Marvel film visited Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the movie.
For fans of the Avengers franchise, a couple of things stood out. The first was some "new" footage featuring Ant-Man, a.k.a. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), meeting Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), and his team of Avengers. The same clip was previewed for fans at the D23 expo last summer; it's short and sweet and highlights both characters' personalities — Scott's fanboy goofiness and Steve's formal good-naturedness.
Throughout the Civil War cast's appearance on his show, Kimmel broed out with Rudd, Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan about the film, how Evans wanted to invite Rob Gronkowski to the premiere, why Mackie felt like a pigeon during filming, and why Stan needs lube to get into the metal arm of his costume. If you enjoy innuendos, friendship, and watching Evans crack at the mention of lubrication, the segments are worth a watch.
Kimmel also took some time to spoof the movie with the help of the 2016 presidential election. The parody portrays Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump as the main players in Captain America: Civil War (above), with Sanders and Trump as Cap and Tony. Granted, some (a lot) of the funny in the clip is just because it looks absolutely (purposely) dreadful.
"There are some interesting parallels between our current presidential election and Captain America: Civil War," Kimmel explains. "Both of them feature former friends who are now enemies. They both feature powerful men and women who are also cartoon characters."
He's not entirely wrong.