I did a top 10 most anticipated list and I put [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) at the #1 spot. I am so excited for this movie, it's insane. I have more hype for this than [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035), should I keep it down? Anyways, Civil War is one of the most beloved comic book series on Marvel's bookshelf. One thing we're starting to glean is that this movie will really be shrinking its faith to the comics.
The conflict is not because of the Registration Act?!
Yep, that's right kids. The reason behind the actual 'civil war' itself is not because of the Superhero Registration Act. In the comics, the Superhero Registration Act is where the government wants all the superheroes to sign in with them, give them their identities, and fight under their control.
So, then what is the movie about?
This section is comprised of facts plus some very reasonable speculation. After the events of Age of Ultron, the world is pissed at the Avengers. It seems everywhere they go, they destroy a city. From the Battle of New York to the Hulkbuster fight to Ultron lifting a whole landmass, there is a lot of collateral damage. The world is pressuring the U.S. government to do something. This is where General Ross comes into play.
In The Incredible Hulk, we actually see General Ross talking to Tony. This time, he will be convincing Tony to get the Avengers to work under the government and do missions as they say. It would be interesting to see Cap like that, because it's Tony who created a lot of these problems, really talking about Age of Ultron. In the comics, Tony is supposed to be on the government's side and he probably feels horrible about Age of Ultron. He was trying to save the world.
In Iron Man, Tony sees the weapons he created fall into the hands of villains. He needs all this to stop, he finally realizes how destructible the Avengers are. He gets Vision on his side, who wants peace, which also includes Black Panther because the events of Age of Ultron probably affected his country. War Machine has always been on the government's side, and Black Widow will probably be a spy. Spider-Man will be persuaded by Iron Man with a new suit and then he and Peter will build his web shooters.
Captain America totally disagrees and wants to stay away from the government. Hawkeye and Agent 13 have seen the corrupted S.H.I.E.L.D. Falcon will help Cap, of course. Ant-Man is going to also help, and Spider-Man will eventually join Cap. We know he fights Cap and then he and Cap fight Iron Man.
Is this a good or bad thing?
Well, I hate it when things are not faithful to the comics, but the real story really cannot be told. The rights for a lot of characters are not there and there would be a lot of stuff in there. This version actually fits the MCU. It feels like a right technique.
Are you mad about this?
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters May 6th, 2015.