The clash of heroes. No, not you Batman v Superman, today I'm talking about a friendship gone awry due to moral differences. With the highly anticipated [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) almost two months away, it's important we the fans take a look at where we think it'll rank amidst its fellow MCU brethren. With the most extensive cast in a Marvel flick to date, heroes fighting each other, and a complete transformation of our beloved characters fast approaching, it is certainly a possibility this could be the best Marvel film yet. And here's how it could achieve such title.
In order to become the MCU's most superior film, there has to be intrigue and action from the get-go. There are slow and fast ways to establish build up. While both ways have been proven successful, Civil War is going to have to go with the whole "fast-paced start" to start us off on the edge of our seats and keep us there the whole time. It's heavily speculated this will be the case with Cap leading the new team of adventures to a foreign country in which they'll get into a quarrel with Brock Rumlow (Crossbones.) While this is a possibility, we won't know for certain until May 6th.
Make Us Worry:
Although I love comic book movies, a common complaint I find is that tension of life and death of our heroes tend to be lacking. We often walk into a movie knowing most (if not all) the protagonists will make it to the credits. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier we learned Bucky was alive, Nick Fury survived, Dr. Zola survived (sorta), and even Brock Rumlow somehow made it out alive from the crumbling Triskelion. While all those survivals surely helped the "wow" factor of The Winter Soldier, dodging the bullet isn't going to work out for Civil War. It's time for Marvel to start ripping at our hearts in a mourning fashion. To sum it up briefly, "somebody's got to go."
Keep Stepping Up The Combat:
Anyone remember this sequence from Winter Soldier?
What about this one?
Now that your memory is refreshed, let's talk about stepping up in Civil War. These fights are going to be hard to top, but hey, we have Captain America against Iron Man with a team of heroes at each of their backs. Certainly if a similar fighting style is applied to Civil War, but with some of our favorite heroes throwing the punches at each other, this movie will triumph. Speaking of fighting, let's talk about some of the new players joining the mix.
Welcome to the MCU:
There are two major heroes coming to the MCU this May. First of which, and most likely to have more of a prevalent role is Black Panther.
A little background for those of you who are unfamiliar, Black Panther is the King of the fictional African country Wakanda, the place that harbors the world's supply of vibranium. Ya, that stuff Cap's shield is made out of.
The second hero making his MCU debut is one I'm certain you're familiar with...
Swinging in is your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Arguably Marvel's most popular hero of all time is finally going to share the screen with Chris Evans's Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man. If Marvel finally delivers even one quick sequence of the Spider-Man we've been waiting years for, that would definitely rack up a case for this movie to be Marvel's crown jewel.
Develop the Developed:
At this point we're now pretty familiar with Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Falcon, War Machine, Bucky, etc. Does that mean they get to go unchanged? Absolutely not. When Kevin Feige gave out a statement about how this movie "will change the MCU forever," that certainly means our most familiar heroes are destined to not only become physically wounded, but perhaps more so physiologically and mentally. "United we stand, divided we fall."
If all these factors come to fruition, there is a very high chance Captain America: Civil War will not only be the best film in the Captain America franchise, but the best film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe altogether; and its got tough competition.