"TONY WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND" Was one of the last lines in the second teaser at the end of Ant-Man. Many people maybe asking what wouldn't he understand? We'll lets start off with some very shakey Marvel comic back story as told by myself in my limited comic book reading history... shall we! Oh... I almost forgot this will contain the possibility of ALOT of spoilers.
Civil War is in a nutshell the beginning of the end of the Avengers already barely alive relationship. SHIELD's hiding too many secrets and there's the ever looming threat that mad tyrant Thanos will attack Earth (as you are lead to believe in the teaser to both Avenger movies). But what about this "Civil War". Tony Stark (Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr.) has a dark past, with a father who is surrounded in the form of secrecy, that you can only think he himself is a super hero, or super villain depending on who you ask. However no matter what you choose to believe, he was one of the most brilliant minds in all of the Marvel universe. He is the creator of the machine and formula that made Captain America, and the person who technically invented the element that Iron Man dawns.
However he's cocky and has a flair for showing off (which I'm sure young Tony inherited) So Stark Enterprises has always had a way of always creeping into everyone's mind. The largest (and worst) of those being Hydra, If we can shortly go back you will recall that Hydra was formed during or shortly before World War II, by crazed genius Johann Shmidt also known as The Red Skull. It is believed that when they stole the formula that invented Captain America they tested hundreds to invent a super soldier of their own. A Nazi style mercenary that can deal out swift and secret death sentences in the name of Hydra. They found the perfect guinea pig when Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) came flying out of the sky... Literally.
If you believe what the comic books say (because translations are never the same in the world of Marvel to Marvel movie) Bucky was enlisted by Hydra to kill Howard Stark. The job was a success obviously, or we would have no need for a Civil War, but.. Who is Bucky Barnes? I'm glade you asked! :)
Bucky Barnes (played by Sebastian Stan) is Captain America's (played by Chris Evans) best friend... kinda brother (I don't know how to put them in words, it actually comes off kinda gay at times just how close they are). Anyway, Bucky was kinda Steve Rodgers protector going up, with pre-captain Rogers being a frail and sadly under weight young man. Bucky is also an all American blue collar Army brat who joins the front lines of the military when World War II breaks out. A sickly Rogers is not allowed to join due to medical problems, but most everyone knows the out come to this part of the story.
So when Captain America is created in what I'm going to assume is about 1942, the obvious choice for his new command is best friend Bucky Barnes. Tragically Bucky is believed to have died during a daring attempt to capture Dr. Arnim Zola. It is believed that Bucky feel to his death, but the body was never found and if the Game Of Thrones has instilled anything on us it's: To never assume someone's dead until the head is cut off and the body is burned.
Well that was a little off topic, well the point is this. Bucky did not die. Stories of a top notch assassin started flooding the Marvel universe around 1953 (according to Captain America: Winter Soldier). His most note worthy kill was Howard Stark, they left that out of the cinematic story line in what I would assume is an attempt to shock some less informed fans. Going quickly back to Winter Soldier, at the end *Spoiler* Cap gets through to The Winter Soldier (Bucky) by saying child hood quotes and simply not fighting back. Captain looks like he's going to drown to his death (but I don't think Captain America CAN drown??...) and The Winter Soldier saves his life, then walks away (blah blah back dialog) roll credits. Many people where shock not to have heard of The Winter Soldier much in the second Avengers movie (The Age of Ultron), but we seem poised for a ton of Bucky in the upcoming year.
So what does this all mean. Well we have a few obvious facts. A. Captain America's going to have to choose his best friend or his sometime (not so much) friend and sometime (not so much) ally in The Avengers Iron Man. B. Iron Mans going to have to learn the truth somehow to want revenge on The Winter Soldier, and C. Someones going to have to referee because this S#!T COULD GET REAL!
I'm not going to spoil the ending of the comic book (mainly cause I honestly do not see this story ending the same). However I will say this might be the most emotional movie out of Marvel yet (even more so then the first 15 minutes of Guardians Of the Galaxy). As a reporter I stand on my tippy toes every time I see additional Civil War information, and I'll continue to report on it. However don't get to excited with a May 6, 2016 release date you have months to pine over all the teases the Marvel movie universe can still throw our way!