After hearing about the shooting date for the much anticipated [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), everyone is excited to see what the internet will bring us set photo and video wise. Unfortunately we will also have to wait for a leaked trailer from Comic-Con since Marvel will be absent this year. But with all of the excitement I myself can't help but wonder, what if we are getting too excited. it is possible that the movie could be the best of all Marvel Films but it may also be terrible.
Civil War in my opinion is one of the best Marvel storylines to date. For those of you don't know what it is about here's a quick synopsis, those of you who do know and have read you may move on.
Following a catastrophic tragedy caused by superhumans, the US Government passes a Super-Human Registration Act that requires all super-powered individuals in the country to reveal their identities, disclose their powers and personal details, and register as government employees or risk indefinite incarceration. This causes a deep rift in the hero community, with some backing the Act while others oppose it.
Even for people who haven't read it, sounds pretty interesting right. Well, as exciting as it may sound, there is still a chance that the film adaptation can fail. So I decided to pick out five things that I think will cause a downfall in this film.
5. Too Overpowering:
The Captain America Franchise is not known for being too emotional. This movie is going to be pitting two of the best heroes of the MCU against each other and it is bound to cause some tense and emotional scenes. For me I worry that these scenes can ruin a lot of the awesome action scenes and even some comedic moments. I have a lot of experience with theater and I know that having a really good comedic moment and then get emotional afterwards it takes away from the production. This is just a minor concern I have for the movie.
4. No Attention to Captain America:
Although this movie is going to feature the Avengers team along with newcomers like Black Panther and hopefully Spider-Man it would be very easy for this film to put a shadow over its title hero, Cap. People are already more excited to see new heroes rather than the old ones. In addition to new heroes the old ones are also going to be a problem, specifically Iron Man. As a fan of the Iron Man character and his role in the films Robert Downey Jr. has done an amazing job and I feel like his fan base is much larger and I fear that this film will become Iron Man: Civil War rather than Captain America: Civil War.
3. Not Enough Heroes:
Granted the MCU has introduced many of Marvel's most well known heroes, but there haven't been any new introductions besides Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. The Guardians will not have any reason to be present in this film (although it would be cool), and that only leaves Ant-Man and Black Panther who I hope shows up in this movie. So far there has only been confirmation of Cap, Falcon, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Black Widow having roles in the movie. Even if they add more there will still be a small number of heroes on each team. In the comic there is a large amount of heroes on each team and it will be hard to even out each side knowing that one team will have more allies than the next. I think the only way to bring more heroes in is to have Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones transfer from Netflix to the Big Screen. Plus each of these heroes have a role in the comic and it would be great to see them in the film.
2. No Neutral Heroes:
One of the best things about the Civil War comic was the amount of heroes that stayed neutral until an event would make them choose. among these heroes were the Thing, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Black Panther, the Punisher, and of course Spider-Man. Spider-Man and Black Panther are said to have a role and I am happy to see Marvel including these two. Black Panther was the only one to stay neutral throughout the whole story arc and Spider-Man as you may know has one of the biggest roles. If they make these two take sides in the beginning it leaves nothing open conflict wise internally. The internal conflict they would face would make a great subplot and add effect when they choose a side.
And Last but Not Least...
1. Unsatisfying Ending:
One of the best things to ever happen in Captain America history was his assassination on the courthouse steps right after his surrender to the police. To the fans' surprise it was Steve's own love interest Sharon Carter who murdered him under the influence of Doctor Faustus, a mind control expert. Of course going the mind control route might sound strange but it worked shock value wise and Marvel is going to need that to top off this film in a good way. If Marvel wants to give fans a great ending I suggest they take the comic route and kill off Captain America. Of course this would not be permanent but it would cause a shock value that movie goers and comic fans alike would enjoy.
Well, there you have it, the rant of a comic book fanatic trying to get his fears out to others. This is my first article on the site and if you have any pointers let me know so I can better my next write.