ByAn Nguyen, writer at
College student studying English who knows more about the Batman mythos than he'd like to admit.
An Nguyen

With the recent trailers and more plot points about [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) being made known, it is becoming more and more likely that Civil War is going to be a different take on the story arc that comic book fans know and love.

Notwithstanding that this is a good thing, because the arc itself is massive in scale, and ties in a lot of franchises and property that Marvel doesn't have, or has not implemented yet, like the X-Men and Spider-Man (although Spidey is rumored to have a cameo).

That being said, there are many shocking moments throughout the arc that will not be covered in the adaptation given what we have learned about the plot so far:

“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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This article will cover shocking moments throughout the Civil War arc that will not be covered in the movie.

4. The Stamford Massacre

One of the main catalysts for the Civil War storyline reared its ugly head when a reckless group of superheroes called the "New Warriors" televised themselves raiding a house full of villains, provoking them.

During the ensuing battle, one of the villains, Nitro, finds himself next to an elementary school. Confronted by the onslaught of amateur superheroes, Nitro grins to himself and... well... you can see for yourself.

Over 600 people near the site of the explosion, including the children in the Elementary School, all perish in the wake of Nitro's rage.

And this is the first call on the superhero community to hold people accountable, and under pressure from the family and friends of victims in the massacre, Iron Man heads the effort to bring about the Superhero Registration Act, the main cause of the schism within the superhero community.

3. Robo-Thor Clone

An angry cloned Thor comes down to break the fight
An angry cloned Thor comes down to break the fight

During the course of Civil War, Iron Man has Reed Richards, Mister Fantastic, work on several projects to ensure that their side wins.

One of the projects that Reed works on is a clone of Thor Odinson, as Thor is presumably dead, or missing in this story arc.

However, it's shown that this Thor lacks the common sense and humanity that the original Thor possesses, as the clone takes out anyone he sees as a threat with extreme prejudice, which results in...

...the death of Goliath. This prompts a major shift in the attitude of neutrals in Civil War, as Susan Storm, the Invisible Woman, leaves her husband in order to side with the resistance, led by Captain America.

It's overall a very dark turn in Civil War, and we will not be seeing a Thor clone in the movie, but I'll end this point with a nice clip of Atlas giving Thor clone his just desserts.

2. The Full Magnitude of the Divide in the Superhero Community

An unfortunate part of adapting from a large scale crossover event is that the movie has to go through many legal hoops and such before they could even amass 1/4 of the brands/franchises/properties to make the movie. Because of this, it is extremely unlikely that we will see the great battle between the split Avengers and the other heroes of the Marvel Universe.

It's interesting that Civil War not only creates a divide between the heroes of Marvel, but the supervillains as well. Iron-Man's side notoriously recruits many well-known villains including Venom and Bullseye, and we simply won't see them in Captain America: Civil War.

Whereas in the movie, we will only see a few heroes on either side, and newcomers seem to be the Winter Soldier and Black Panther.

1. Spider-Man revealing himself as Peter Parker

As a means to gain momentum to pass the Superhero Registration Act amongst superheroes, Iron-Man convinces Peter Parker to unmask himself in public. This results in one of the largest public relations events in Civil War, as no one keeps his/her identity safer than Spider-Man.

This moment is symbolic because it shows that - ideally - with the Registration Act, that a new era of trust between heroes and mankind will be reached.

But, as we already know from past articles, Spider-Man will have a cameo at most in Captain America: Civil War, so he will not be involved in one of the greatest PR moves in superhero history as he was in Civil War.

And those are my four top shocking things in the Civil War comics that you won't see in .Captain America: Civil War' but check out the trailer anyway:

Think I left something out? Don't agree with my list? Leave your opinions in the comment section below.


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