ByRose Moore, writer at
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Marvel's most talked-about movie right now is, without a doubt, [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). Coming out next year, this adaptation of the comic event will pit hero against hero in an epic on-screen battle (and of course, will debut SPIDERMAN in the MCU!).

Ahead of the film release, this incredible infographic by CostumeDiscounters breaks down everything you need to know about the two leading the charge; Iron Man and Captain America. Covering not only their places in Civil War, it also takes a look at the characters themselves.

The Basics

First up, we take a little look at the ringleaders. Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, and Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. I'm not sure that Stark's identity as Iron Man is really that much of a secret (he does like announcing it everywhere he goes... wouldn't you?), but if you haven't seen every Marvel movie so far, this will give you a little run down on these two Avengers.

Basic powers, strengths, first appearances and affiliations will give you an idea of who we are dealing with. Captain America pre-dates Iron Man by a couple of decades, but both of these characters are powerhouses in the Marvel-verse, and have been involved with an impressive number of super-teams over the years. They're so much more than just Avengers!

Fighting History

We know that these two will be going up against each other in Civil War, but who have they battled in the past? Take a look at their top enemies, and you may be surprised to see that they have only two in common... Ultron and Loki. (Who we have already seen recently on the big screen in Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.)

We also get a little look at the weaknesses that may have brought them down in the past, and where they usually reside. Given how well these guys know each other, there's no doubt that they're aware of the others' Achilles heels and may use this knowledge in their upcoming fight.

How It All Ties In

Now that we know Cap and Iron Man a little better, how does it all come together for Civil War? If you aren't already aware, the argument is over something called the Superhero Registration Act - a government initiative to have all people with superpowers (including supersuits) register with their real and masked identities. Obviously, this is less of an issue for Tony Stark, as he's always been open about his alter ego. However, Captain America vehemently opposes the act - he simply doesn't trust the government to keep their secrets (and therefore, their loved ones) safe.

Where To Go From Here

If this infographic has piqued your interest for the upcoming film, where else can you learn about what will happen? Obviously, source number one is the comic event itself! Check out Civil War, and don't forget that most of the main characters have their own spin-off stories as well. Find out which heroes side with Cap and which with Iron Man, and see how it all plays out. Of course, we don't know how far the movie will deviate from the source material, but it's a fantastic read no matter what!

Captain America: Civil War comes out May 6th, 2016


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