ByCollins Vincent, writer at
A cynic who's eaten one too many Redvines
Collins Vincent

The Marvel cinematic universe continues to push the boundaries of fan-expectations and scope of their films. This time around, the conflict and danger couldn't feel any more real for our heroes as they become divided in the midst of a struggle that could forever change the Avengers and their world forever. Captain America: Civil War will be the latest tentpole to be released by the studio as part of it's ongoing Cinematic universe. The Russo bros, who helmed 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will be directing this film and will return to helm Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 & 2. It's unclear if their involvement extends beyond two more marvel films, but we'll see in due time.

Here's the plot synopsis:

After the events of [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035), another international incident involving Steve Rogers and the Avengers results in collateral damage, prompting politicians to form a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to call in the Avengers, which results in the fracturing of the team into two opposing factions–one led by Rogers who wishes to operate without regulation, and one led by Tony Stark who supports government oversight–while they attempt to protect the world from a new enemy.

The great thing about these films is that the plot summaries are always easy to follow, so there's little confusion and more enjoyment. [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) will be delving into themes expressed and touched upon in Age of Ultron and Winter Soldier concerning the ideas of accountability,security, and loyalty. In Civil War, Captain America finds himself labeled a fugitive after refusing to register with the government, thus, disobeying the Sokovia accords. Steve feels that government oversight would interfere with the primary function of the Avengers and in turn, inhibit their ability to protect the public and neutralize emerging threats. Then again, after the events of Winter Soldier, Cap might also distrust the intentions of the government or fear that Hydra has already embedded itself within the system. Cap is also trying to protect Bucky who is wanted for war-crimes and numerous murders, in addition to being hunted and pursued by a certain Wakandan with a vendetta. Tony, still reeling from the events of Age of Ultron, sides with the government out of some form of guilt and need to atone for the destruction Ultron caused. Other key characters will play essential roles in moving the story forward while influencing the main characters.

Depending on how Captain America: Civil War turns out will ultimately determine the collective-fates of costumed crime-fighters at large. The resulting incident will spill over into Infinity War since the Avengers will be shaken in their resolve and morale when they face-off against Thanos. The Marvel cinematic universe and its team display so much confidence in execution and success that this film will probably be another box-office cake-walk leading up to the eventual dual-gross that both Infinity Wars films are projected to make. Either way, Marvel fans and comic book fans can treat themselves for what is sure to be one of the biggest movies of next year.


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