For all of you who were underwhelmed with Avengers: Age of Ultron, you're in for quite the thrill with Marvel's next huge hit, [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). The film is based off the popular [Marvel](tag:932254) comic series in which the U.S. government initiates a registration act, forcing all heroes to register themselves with the government. This splits the superhero community in two as Iron Man leads up the pro-registration forces and Captain America leads the opposing team.
When the film was announced, one of the first questions that arose was "which superhero will join which team?" Well, according to Heroic Hollywood, that question has just been answered.
Let's Start with Cap
It comes as no surprise to us that Falcon is sticking with his super-buddy, and Bucky finally comes back to the light side, but some of the others might surprise you. We have Ant-Man, the newest recruit to the MCU, in all of his micro-sized glory. We saw him come to blows with Falcon in the recent [Ant-Man](tag:9048) film, and those who stuck around for the after-credits scene saw that Falcon brought our newest hero to Cap's attention. Perhaps Cap just got to Scott before Tony could, or perhaps Scott's criminal roots made him hesitant to side up with the government.
We also see the classic fan-favorite Hawkeye, as well as the reality-shifting Scarlet Witch throwing up their anti-registration flags. Seeing as Scarlet Witch is Sokovian (you know, that made-up country in Age of Ultron?) it would make sense that she is not instantly on team USA with Stark and the gang. And as for Hawkeye, well this one caught me off guard. I automatically assumed that S.H.I.E.L.D. would be on team Stark, and Hawkeye is a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative. Did he actually abandon his old allies, or are his motivations more sinister?
So That Leaves Tony with...
Naturally, as Cap had Falcon, Tony has enlisted the help of his good buddy Rhodey (War Machine) to help fight the pro-government battle. They also have the help of Paul Bettany's Vision, who is definitely a good ally to have.
Assisting those three will be the Black Widow, and the character that all Marvel fans have been waiting for: our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! The fact that Spidey is on a team at all is news to me, though it makes sense that he is on team Stark. He sides with Tony in the Civil War comic series, which leads to one of the biggest Civil War moments of all time, the unmasking.
We very well could see this exact scene in the upcoming film, seeing as Tom Holland had only a few scenes to film. Perhaps this was the only scene that they needed his face for. Could we also see Spidey switching over to team Cap like he did at the end of the comic series? Only time will tell.
And as I said earlier, I expected S.H.I.E.L.D. to back up Tony and his team, so Black Widow siding with Tony isn't a big shocker to me. Although I could be wrong, because in the same Heroic Hollywood article, we are posed with an interesting question.
"Can you guess which Avenger might be a double agent?"
The mention of a double-agent certainly piques my interest, because Hawkeye immediately seems like the odd-one-out on Team Cap. S.H.I.E.L.D. could have sent Barton to infiltrate Cap's team and destroy them from within. However, there is a character that has been known for her skills with espionage. That's right, Black Widow is another candidate for the double-agent. She could very well oppose the government's new act, and she could be gathering intel to bring back to Hawkeye, Cap and the gang.
I'm almost certain that one of these two characters is the mole in their team. We have seen them work together, and we know how close they are. Those who looked closely enough could even see an arrow-shaped necklace around Widow's neck in Age of Ultron. So why would these two fight on separate teams?
Of course I could be very very wrong in my speculations. It could be the Vision for all I know, or even Bucky. If you have a cool idea for who the double-agent might be, make sure to let me know in the comments below.
But wait! What about Black Panther?
That's right, we have another new hero stepping into the MCU. However, Marvel executive Kevin Feige has stated that the Black Panther is going to be neutral in the fight. Maybe we will see him actually pick a team and play the deciding role in the film's conclusion.
There are so many questions left unanswered for Captain America: Civil War, and deciding the teams was only one small step towards the answers we're longing for. Do you have insider news or a fun fan theory? Make sure to become a Moviepilot Creator today and let your voice be heard!
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016