ByJohn Martin Maund, writer at Creators.co
I'm John. I am 19 years old, study at Liberty University and seek to add creative discussion to movie and television adaptations of comic bo
John Martin Maund

Good evening Ladies and Gents, it dawned on me as I was going to lie my weary head down for a good nights sleep that a very important topic has gone seemingly unnoticed in the midst of all the rumors currently surrounding [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409). THE THUNDERBOLTS!!!

How could we forget them???
How could we forget them???

Now, for those of you who do not avidly read comics or know the plot of Civil War I am warning you now. I AM ABOUT TO REVEAL POTENTIAL SPOILERS. Ok, so for those of you who do not know the plot, but would like to know more here it is: essentially S.H.I.E.L.D wants to start up a program called the "Superhero Registration Act". None of the heroes really like it because it would require them to give up their secret identity (if they have one) and register with the government in order to use their powers. Now after a bit of time some heroes see its value, others do not, thus Captain America vs Iron Man. Now here is where it gets interesting...

(It's about to go down...)
(It's about to go down...)

When heroes refuse registration they innately become a "villain". Sorta twisted right? Yup. I thought so too. BUT, it gets worse. The heroes who do register have to hunt them down and bring them back to Iron Man to be contained in a prison in an alternate reality created by Mr. Fantastic (Too bad that will not be happening *sigh*). Now all seems fair right? You refuse registration you choose prison by force. Well, you are not always guaranteed to be taken in by a fellow hero...That is correct my friends, S.H.I.E.L.D uses villains to take in those who will not cooperate as well.

I know Loki, I couldn't believe it either.
I know Loki, I couldn't believe it either.

The villains are hired on by S.H.I.E.L.D and work for them accordingly. They are kept under control by means of force and if they break their agreement with Director Hill (Remember Fury is "gone") then they are thrown back into prison. I am under the impression that while these "Thunderbolts" are not absolutely necessary, they truly deserve inclusion. Why? It can provoke unimaginable internal conflict within our fine heroes themselves! It is a chance to see some old, beloved villains as well as new, long-awaited ones. And last but not least, it could add incredible depth and further the ever darkening MCU by adding a bit of a grittier edge to this already profound plot. With all of this being said; what do YOU think? Should [Marvel](channel:932254) throw in the Thunderbolts? Yes? No? Don't care? Sound off below!

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