Marvel has expertly continued hype for their ongoing cinematic universe. With [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) still on its way and Ant-Man following shortly after, fans have already spent time making hilarious memes about the upcoming battle between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. Civil War is one of the most intriguing comic concepts in a long time. For those who haven't read, the premise is simple. A group of young, inexperienced superheros cause a catastrophic explosion while filming their reality show and the causalities are far greater than that of a normal incident.
After protests and demonstrations calling for those responsible to be brought to Justice, the government implements a Registration Act where all super-powered beings must reveal their secret identities and work under contract for the US government, if not they are criminals and will be arrested. Tony Stark is all for this because of the tragedy that took place and Captain America, in pure Captain America fashion, is not for this form of control and oppression. "This isn't freedom, this is fear." With the hype surrounding this film, I can see post-credit scenes that tease Civil War in both Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, so here are some reasons why you should start being hyped for it.
1. Avenger vs. Avenger
In Marvel's [The Avengers](movie:9040), we saw Iron Man and Thor have quite the battle in a forest and in my opinion, it was a highlight of the film. There is no way in hell that all of these huge egos are able to coexist without conflict. Civil War will allow all the distaste, distrust, and battle over who's better to be settled before the larger threat that is Thanos arrives. It will also allow fans to pick a side. There are several Avengers and everyone has their favorite, but Cap and Iron Man have to be considered the clear front runners for team leader and those are the sdes we have to choose. The storyline of superheroes having to register themselves is almost irrelevent when we have Iron Man and Captain America forming their own teams to go head to head with one another. It is going to be a brutal fight and those scenes alone are enough to get me excited.
2. Black Panther
One of the most iconic characters in Marvel history is Black Panther. He is the king of Wakanda and possesses one of the most advanced minds on Earth. His Vibranium wielding and cat-like prowess, seeing him on the big screen will be a treat for fans of all ages, races, and religions. Black Panther has had a hand in almost every big Marvel story arc and is held on such a high pedestal because of his ability to hold his own battles with Captain America, The Vision, and his own wife Storm. Civil War will be [Black Panther](movie:9047)'s debut in the MCU will mark a turning of the tide in the form of a new team of Earth's Mightiest Heroes on the silver screen.
3. Character Development
One of the most interesting storylines currently in the MCU is that of Bucky Barnes. He barely spoke in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, yet the movie's subtitle was named after him. We see him save Cap's life and go out on his own. We last saw Bucky at the Smithsonian Museum looking at the display dedicated to his life. Where does he go from there? Does he get his memories back? Will he join the fight or lurk in the shadows in the manner of The Punisher in the Civil War comic story. Civil War will give us a chance to see more of Bucky, and with the news of Sebastian Stan signing a several film contract with Marvel its necessary for us to get to know him more. We will also see characters like Falcon, Hawkeye, and [Black Widow](movie:1070824) picking sides in this film so we will get the opportunity to see where their loyalties lie and why.
4. Marvel's Spider-Man
For years fans have wondered what the Avengers would like with Spider-Man among their ranks. Now we get that chance. In the Civil War comic, Peter Parker reveals his true identity and joins Tony Stark's side of things. But after the death of Goliath and Tony's acceptance of help from villains, he gives back his Iron Spider suit and joins Cap's side. This turns the tide and gives Team Cap a boost of confidence. After the announcement of Black Panther being included in the film, we all thought he would be taking on Spidey's role but with his suspected involvement with the movie, we can get a movie that is closer to the source material than thought of before.
5. Death of Cap?
If you don't know by now that Steve Rogers is assassinated in the Civil War story arc, then you must have been living under a rock for the last decade. With Chris Evans' very public desire to take a step back from starring roles to direct films, his Marvel contract is not likely to be extended past his third Captain America solo film. Instead it looks more and more likely that Bucky Barnes will take over the responsibility of the shield. Steve Rogers is an iconic character in the MCU but his time may be coming to an end and that tragic realization is the main reason for you to start looking forward to May 2016.
So what do you think? Anything I might of missed? Are you excited for a different reason entirely? Drop a comment. let me know.