With [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) not due on our screens till early next year , we fans are left with plenty of time to contemplate and speculate on what will crop up. We do know however that what will appear on screens will only bear a passing resemblance to the story penned by Mark Millar due to Marvel not owning the rights to all its characters and having only introduced a handful that they do own into their cinematic universe. This problem leads us to the first thing we will not be seeing in Civil War.
1. An Actual War
As aforementioned, Marvels roster of Heroes and Villains are hardly befitting of a full fledged war. The number of heroes in this world are limited as they stand and even with the new additions that will be added in the movie such as Black Panther, the roster is still wafer thin when compared to the abundance seen in the comics. The amount of villains is even more minuscule with Marvel seeming to have a penchant for killing them off in their films. The only bad guys that can actually be accounted for (not murdered) are Baron Zemo, Crossbones, Abomination, the guy who looked like he was going to turn into The Leader, Thunderbolt Ross who is confirmed to be in the film, Loki who won't be apart of this film and The Winter Soldier who will more than likely turn face and side with his old buddy Steve Rogers. That leaves us a potential five villains, three being Hulk antagonists... Civil War is shaping up to be more of a Civil Scuffle.
2. Any Heroes Revealing Their Identities
The main crux of Civil War in the comics was the Super Human Registration Act , An act passed by congress ordering all Heroes to report to the government and to disclose their identities to the public domain. This became a massive point of contention between the Pro-Registration and Anti-Registration sides in the comic but we wont be seeing this drama play out in the film adaptation. Tony Stark already declared to the world with a grin on his face that he is Iron Man at the end of the first Iron Man. Thor never adopted the alter ego of Donald Blake. Everyone knows who Captain America is , he even has his own wing dedicated to him in a museum. Black Widows Story is already out there and Bruce Banner was a wanted fugitive due to his Big Green alter ego. With no identities to give up to the government this plot point would be a non issue so the Russo brothers will obviously be going in a different direction on what will be splitting Rogers and Stark's factions. The lack of superheroes identities to reveal leads to our third and final thing we will not be seeing in Civil War...
Probably the biggest shock in the entire Civil War saga was Spider-Man aligning himself with Tony Stark and publicly revealing himself to the world and also his enemies, putting himself and his family at huge risk in the process. Since Spidey is being rebooted for the umpteenth time, its safe to assume he wont be swinging in to action next year as Marvel will want time to properly establish there new version in his own stand alone which is due out the following year. Even if he did make an appearance and revealed himself to the world the impact would be minimal as audiences would have had barely spend any time with this Peter Parker and he would have no time to make any significant enemies reducing the shock and impact of his unmasking further. This is also very much a Captain America movie so trowing Spider-Man into the fray would take away from the spotlight of the titular character which when you think about it, wouldn't make much sense to draw all of the attention away from your main character in favor of establishing a new one. Perhaps a small cameo or a post credit scene will do us all for now.
These are three we wont be seeing in Captain America: Civil War, but what do you think we will see? If you have any thoughts or theories feel free to comment them below and as always thanks for reading and peace out!