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The battle lines have been drawn for [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). For a while we have known that the next Captain America movie would take elements from the famous Marvel story as Captain America finds himself against his fellow Avenger and friend Iron Man. Last week, a promotional image for the film revealed which characters would be on the side of Captain America and Iron Man. According to the image, Captain America's team consists of Falcon, Winter Soldier, Agent 13, Hawkeye and Ant-Man; while team Iron Man features Black Widow, War Machine, Vision and Black Panther. This confirmation features several surprises, like Black Widow being on Iron Man's side, and I am sure there will be more on the way.

Yet just by looking at this image, I can already imagine the fights that could happen in Civil War. A fight between superheroes is not uncommon to see in the movies as the Marvel films have already pitted the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk against one another. However with the magnitude of Civil War, this concept could taken to a whole new level. So which fights are a must see in Civil War? There is indeed a variety to choose from, but in this case, I have selected five fights that I hope to see in the upcoming film. Note that these match ups are pure speculation and that this about the fight itself and not the outcome. With that said here are the five battles I would like to see in Captain America: Civil War.

Black Panther vs. Hawkeye

The footage shown at D23 indicated that Hawkeye will be taking on MCU newcomer Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). So it stands to reason that these two heroes will be going against each other; and I believe that this could be an intriguing fight. Hawkeye and Black Panther have vastly different fighting styles, but that is not to say that this battle could not work. Both of these characters are well rounded in their respected abilities which actually makes Hawkeye and Black Panther (to some extent) similar. It would definitely be an exciting moment as Hawkeye would try to keep his distance; while Black Panther will do everything in his power to close in on his opponent. If the choreography is done well then a fight between Hawkeye and Black Panther would definitely make for a thrilling sequence.

Falcon vs. War Machine

This was a tough a choice to make as both of these characters could go up against a number of opponents. However I think a great scene for Civil War would be Falcon going up against War Machine. When it comes to tricks, War Machine does have the advantage on Falcon due to his arsenal. For this reason a fight between these two would take place in the sky. This dog fight would be much like Falcon's sequences in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but with more intensity as we are dealing with two comrades going against each another. It would definitely be cool to see if Falcon could maneuver against War Machine's arsenal. If nothing else a fight scene between Falcon and War Machine would be spectacles these two Avengers could give a new meaning to air combat.

Black Widow vs. Winter Soldier

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Black Widow briefly took on Capt's fallen comrade Bucky aka the Winter Soldier. So perhaps we will see a rematch between these two in Civil War. Both characters have a number of traits to their arsenal as they have an array of weapons to their disposal; and they are both hand to hand specialist. A difference between Widow and Bucky's previous fight and this rematch could be Natasha's gadgets as she did not have many to use in the Phase 2 film. If these two end up fighting then we could be seeing a showdown that mixes engaging mechanics with intense choreography. Nevertheless both Black Widow and Winter Soldier have been a number of amazing sequences, so another fight between the two would be another awesome moment for both characters

Vision vs. Ant-Man

To say that this is an obscure battle would be a understatement, but the more I think about it the more a clash between Ant-Man and Vision would make sense. When it comes to these teams, both Vision and Ant-Man have the most obscure powers. These characters would have hard time fighting each other; especially Ant-Man. With Vision's cybernetics, he would be able to track Ant-Man even at his small size. This would mean that Ant-Man would have to be clever in his approach to fighting the android; which I believe he could if Scott Lang is able to distract Vision. A fight between Vision and Ant-Man would not just be dynamic, but creative as well. Both of these characters blended spectacle with practicality in their debuts this year; so it would be amazing to see how the filmmakers would use the effects in this fight. Capturing this bout on the silver screen would not be easy, but with the right effects, Vision vs. Ant-Man would be a memorable moment for Civil War.

Captain America vs. Iron Man

This one should be no surprise. A showdown between Captain America and Iron Man is not a matter of if, but when. With these two being the leaders of their respective teams, it is safe to say that these two Avengers will have a brawl in Civil War. We got but a taste of how a fight between Capt and Iron Man would go in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and if that quick moment was any indication, then we could be in for one exciting moment in this upcoming film. A fight between these two heroes would play out much like Captain America's dual with Ultron in the previous Avegners film. The only difference would be the matter of tension as the two friends fighting one another could lead to a very dramatic moment. If these scene is handle correct and it blends both drama and excitement,then Captain America vs. Iron Man could (in fact) be the definitive superhero fight.

The possibilities of heroes clashing seems endless for Captain America: Civil War. We could see teammates against each other, or long time friends duking it out. There is also possibility of other heroes getting into the fray; such as Spider-Man or even Hulk. Yet Whomever faces each other in this upcoming blockbuster, we can be sure that Civil War will be a Marvel film that defines the concept of superhero battles.

[Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) hits theaters on May 6, 2016.


Of these fights, which would you like to see in Captain America: Civil War?

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