Last week, Marvel brought back a character who was introduced in the first MCU movie, 2008’s Iron Man, with a viral video featuring journalist Christine Everhart, played by Leslie Bibb. The video was the first in a series of “news reports” where the reporter, along with political corespondent Will Adams (Al Madrigal), discuss whether or not The Avengers should be held accountable for their actions, and the damage they’ve caused around the world. Today we have the second viral video in this series which continues the discussion around these heroes, leading up to the events of Captain America: Civil War.
Today’s video, which was posted on the WHIH World News YouTube page, features Christine and Will debating whether or not there should be a special tax initiated where everyday citizens will help pay for superhero damage, or if the Avengers themselves should have to pay for the destruction they leave behind. This video also features a number of reactions from everyday citizens, whose opinions on this topic are quite divided, just like the heroes of the MCU themselves in Captain America: Civil War. With just 10 days left until Captain America: Civil War hits theaters, we’ll have to wait and see how many more of these news reports will surface between now and then.
Christine Everhart was also featured in a number of WHIH viral videos for Ant-Man before it hit theaters last summer, and if you looked closely at the news ticker on those videos, you’ll see a number of intriguing details that tie into the MCU. That tradition continues with today’s video, where the news ticker reveals that production begins on new TV movie Man or Mandarin: The Trevor Slattery Story, which references Ben Kingsley’s Iron Man 3 character. The ticker also reveals that Pym technologies expected date to resume stock trading pushed back in the wake of layoff rumors. It isn’t known if those details will be explored even further when Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters in 2018.
Steve Rogers leads a newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity in Captain America: Civil War, which is set in the aftermath of Avengers: Age of Ultron. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
This adventure splits the Marvel universe in half, with heroes joining forces with either Captain America or Iron Man. Team Iron Man includes Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Vision (Paul Bettany), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and the new characters T’challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Team Cap includes Captain America (Chris Evans), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Captain America: Civil War also stars Frank Grillo as Crossbones and William Hurt, reprising his role from The Incredible Hulk as Thaddeus Ross. Check out the new viral video below for Marvel’s Civil War, and stay tuned for more as we get closer to the May 6 release.