‘Captain America: Civil War’ gets Entertainment Weekly cover

Civil War


Last week’s Captain America: Civil War trailer was our first good look at the movie, but it’s really just the first drop in what’s sure to be a flood of marketing material. Today, we have another new look at the Marvel superhero showdown, in the form of an Entertainment Weekly cover featuring Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and the mysterious Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman, or a pile of pixels arranged to look like him).

EW promises there’s much more where that came from, so you can be sure we’ll be keeping an eye out. It’s no secret that the film pits Captain America against his fellow Avenger Iron Man — that’s literally the premise of the story — but it should be interesting to see how Black Panther figures into the conflict. Both parties have reason to want him on their side, but he seems above it all on the cover, offering nothing but a little “meow.”

In an interview this summer, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige explained why they decided to get Black Panther involved:

The reason we introduced him in Civil War is because we needed a third party. We needed fresh eyes who wasn’t embedded with the Avengers and who has a very different point of view than either Tony or Steve. We said, ‘We need somebody like Black Panther… why don’t we just use Black Panther?’ That’s how it went in the development process.