CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is approaching us faster than we all think. with the release date of may 6th, we are only 18 weeks away (yes I counted) every marvel cinematic universe fan will face one of the toughest choices in life. no, not what university. no, not where to live. but to decide where to stand in one of the biggest comic books fights of history: Steve Rogers vs. Tony Stark! if you have already chosen your side, great! I hope you will think more about your choice once you finish reading this article.
civil war is one of the only story arcs that can split the entire universe in two: pro and anti registration. but before i start, lets get a little quick summary of all we know so far.
team cap: falcon (and his loyal mini bird thingy), winter solider, Hawkeye, agent 13, ant-man, and scarlet witch
team Ironman: war machine, Vision, black panther, black widow, spider-man (rumored)
honestly one of the greatest trailers I've seen in a while, I actually went complete nerd and memorized it word by word. i know, weird! here it is:
is Hawkeye skipping?
I was always on cap's side. this was probably of Chris Evans, the one and only, which is probably not a valid reason, but once we started getting all the details about the teams and twists and all of those trailers, I got to know my stand in this life changing conflict.
and obvious SPOILER ALERT! to all the people out there who want to get to the cinema without completely spoiling the movie, you have been warned.
no without further ado:
TEAM CAPTAIN AMERICA WILL WIN CIVIL WAR!
now that this is off my chest, let me convince all of you starks why this is my answer. I'm not trying to make you move sides, just proving why my team will totally beat yours!
lets list the facts:
THE SCARLET WITCH FACTOR
I think almost any marvel fan can agree with me when I say that Wanda Maximoff ( AKA the Scarlet witch) is one of the most powerful characters in the entire universe of marvel comics. this is her power description from marvel.com
The Scarlet Witch can tap into mystic energy for reality-altering effects; this power was formerly limited to the creation of "hex-spheres" of reality-disrupting quasi-psionic force to cause molecular disturbances in a target's probability field, resulting in spontaneous combustion, deflection of objects in flight, and so on.
now these are the powers we have seen on screen only. imagine if she now discovers her other set of abilities:
She later became able to alter reality on a far greater scale, creating entire armies of enemies from nowhere.
not to mention, she can now fly (or seems like she can), she also has mind manipulation, and in the comics she actually wiped out almost 98% of the mutant population!
so it is no wonder that she could be a great threat to Tony's team, which is probably why marvel tried to balance it out with vision, but ill talk more about him later.
the only problem with Wanda is that she is extremely unpredictable, extremely unstable, and extremely dangerous. so there is no predicting of what she will do. this argument is based off the trailer, where she seemed to be close to cap.
THE VISION FACTOR:
as I said before, the vision might be the only thing that can stand up to Wanda, and they are on the opposite sides. no problem right?
in this post they talk about vision will be in relationship with the scarlet witch, which is something that is actually in the comics.
what does this mean? well, someone has to move teams in order for the film to have some climax, so could it be our favorite android vision? and once he is gone, what does tony have left? he is just a guy in a suit with a few friends having a cocktail party.
another theory is that the vision will go to space where he would be confronted by Thanos or even the Guardians. or go to Asgard and join Hulk and Thor in Ragnarok.
THE SIZE FACTOR:
this is probably the least backed u theory of all of these facts but some clues that we recently got all lead to this exciting conclusion. ant man will become giant!
take a look at these newly released images of the Civil War lego sets:
ok so I know what you are saying right now "how can we trust a lego set like a lot of times the make something that is not even in the movie!"
that might be true, but also look at this new revealed funko pop!
now I don't believe in coincidences, and this is definitely not one. maybe this is just for marketing, or maybe marvel just didn't want us to load us with too many new stuff so early, but until the movie, I guess we don't know.
but imagine how much more powerful team cap is with this colossal ant controlling badass on their side.
THE TECH FACTOR:
now I know what you are thinking, iron man has so much more tech than cap does, but that is exactly my point.
as much as we all love technology and expensive suits, but as we all know, technology has his obvious flaws.
and if you do take Tony's suit off, we all know that being a billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist wont help out there when he is facing cap and his team of super power giant superheroes.
also, its cap's movie so...
so this is my article on why team Cap is totally winning in this movie? have a different idea? why don't you make a post about it!
also, this is a collab project with the amazing TRENT TOFTE! make sure to check his post about team Stark below!