One of the most anticipated movies of the year is the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). The film pits two teams of heroes against each other, both of which hold different ideologies on their place in the world and what a hero should be.
The film did sound pretty straight forward but now directors Joe and Anthony Russo have informed us that not everyone is going to be a fan of the film's ending and that it may be quite controversial.
This quite comes from the latest issue of Empire which spotlights the upcoming Marvel film. Joe Russo said the following:
The consequences of Civil War will have an even more significant impact [than The Winter Soldier]. In Civil War, we’re going to change the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Psychology, and it’s an extreme shift … Winter Soldier was a political thriller; this is a psychological thriller.
His brother, Anthony, promised this:
…very dramatic ending that will be controversial for a lot of people.
Could this mean there will be a major death? If you're trying to stay as far away from spoilers as possible then you may not want to read on.
In the Civil War comic book from which the film is loosely based on, Steve Rogers aka Captain America himself, does indeed die when he surrenders himself to Tony Stark. He is assassinated on his way to the courthouse. Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier then took up the mantle as Captain America for a significant time in the comics.
That could be the controversial ending that the Russo's are referring to, but here's why I don't think it will be; Chris Evans has gone on the record and said that he is indeed going to appear in both Avengers: Infinity War films, so unless he's going to die only to be resurrected just two years after in the next Avengers film then I don't see that happening. I believe a more logical choice for a death would be War Machine, Hawkeye or even Bucky.
I have no doubt that the events in Civil War will have massive ramifications in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole much like The Winter Soldier did by eliminating S.H.I.E.L.D.
What do you think the controversial ending could be? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @JamesPorter97
Captain America: Civil War opens in the UK on April 29th and the US on May 6th.