In just 17 short days, the world will be introduced to the greatest superhero face-off ever! [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) is coming May 6 and comic fans the world over can't wait to see Team Cap go head to head with Team Iron Man.
Civil War is the next film in the MCU and the final installment of the Captain America film trilogy. Directly following the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron and impacted by the events of practically every MCU film to come before it, Civil War sees our favorite superheroes deal with a very serious threat to the world: themselves.
If you've seen any Marvel movie, you'd be aware of all the destruction that unfolds. Captain America: Civil War aims to show the consequences of all the destruction and death. Yes, death.
After all, even though we never liked to admit it, these citywide battles that happen in almost every Marvel movie probably don't end with zero civilian casualties. While the Avengers have tried their darnedest to protect the innocent, their foes — such as the Chitauri and the Iron Legion — don't care very much about protecting anyone.
Because of the damage that was done in the past, the government has created the Sokovia Accords (similar to the Superhero Registration Act from the comics), which is meant to keep heroes in check and under federal control. Iron Man and a few other Avengers agree with the accords, while Captain America and others do not, resulting in a battle between two teams of Avengers.
It's going to be absolutely incredible seeing Tony Stark and Steve Rogers — two former friends/teammates, at odds with each other. But why are they at odds? It's easy to say they are fighting because of their differing views on how superheroes should be handled, as well as how they handled themselves in previous fights.
But in truth, the very design of Captain America and Iron Man proves these two were always meant to come to blows because of their opposing opinions. At least, that's what a recent comic penned by Andrew Bridgman and Andy Kluthe suggests.
Posted on the comic/gaming/comedy website Dorkly, the comic looks at all the reasons why the battle in Captain America: Civil War is so much more impactful and thoughtful than we could have ever imagined.
It examines the characters of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers and shows us why they're so ready to throw down this May. But what reasons are there for their face-off? Well, for starters:
It Goes Back As Far As Their Origins
Captain America: The First Avenger tells of Cap's origins. Young and noodly Steve Rogers had dreams of joining the army and fighting in the war. But due to his aforementioned noodle-like physique, he had a very slim chance of making the cut.
Nevertheless, he enlisted, and though he wasn't much of a fighter, he was the perfect subject for a scientific experiment that would change his life forever. Fully aware of the risks, Steve volunteered to be a human test subject, and was injected with the Super Soldier Serum, transforming him into Captain America.
Iron Man's origins were a little less voluntary.
As mentioned in the comic panel above, Tony Stark was part of the corruption that was happening in the world. His part in that evil directly led to his kidnapping by the Ten Rings terrorist group, who forced him to make weapons for them.
It was because of this situation that Tony Stark became Iron Man. He didn't volunteer to be a hero, and if it hadn't been for the accident that changed his life, he probably wouldn't have become one.
Even Their Weapons Show Their Different Viewpoints
Captain America is a symbol of hope, justice and above all, protection. So it would make sense that he would pick a shield as his weapon over everything. Cap's been through a lot; he's seen things. Surviving wars, evil Nazi supervillains, and being frozen in ice for over 70 years, Captain America has had a long and traumatic life.
As a result, his main goal as a superhero isn't just to rid the world of evil. He wants to make sure that the world is always safe behind his mighty shield.
Iron Man has seen things, too, but he looks at the world through different eyes than Cap. While Tony does protect the innocent, his manner is more assertive than his star-spangled teammate.
Tony doesn't want the world to cower behind his shield for protection — he wants enemies to cower in front of his crosshairs. That's why he made his body the weapon, so that the innocent wouldn't need protection anymore.
They See The World In Very Different Lights
Here you have two heroes, both fighting for justice and for the future of mankind. But they both became who they are in different ways.
There's Steve, who saw the evil of the world from the outside. All his life he'd been bullied and beaten by people bigger and stronger than him, but all it did was make him want to get back up and keep on fighting. He never knew what the world was really like because all he saw was the potential in it. So when it came time for him to be a hero, he vowed to protect all the innocents out there who couldn't protect themselves.
Tony, on the other hand, does know what real evil is like. He was never a villain, but he certainly helped people become villains. Selling weapons to the highest bidder, the only thing that mattered to him was the money. When it came time for him to be a hero, he vowed to undo all of the evil in the world that he was once a part of.
They Share A Goal, Just Not A Plan
This is what makes the battle in Civil War amazing, because it isn't about what's right or wrong. Captain America and Iron Man have very similar goals in mind that could be considered right, heroic even. But their ideologies are so different.
So it isn't about right or wrong, it's about how to do what's right; it's about what each of them is willing (and unwilling) to do to be a superhero. They both went through tough times to become heroes, but during those tough times they developed different perspectives. Not just on the world, but on how to defend it and how to rid it of evil.
One More Thing
Welp, can't argue with that logic!
So those are the reasons why Captain America: Civil War is going to be such an emotional, impactful and incredible movie. At least, that's what I'm hoping. I guess we'll all find out how Captain America: Civil War plays out when it hits theaters on May 6.
What do you think of this comic?