***WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD***
Captain America: Civil War is finally out. The reviews are in and it's all been positive. From the perfect incarnation of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To the introduction and back story of Black Panther. This movie didn't have many thing going against it. Unless you really nitpick.
The greatness of the movie is there, but all that greatness might have blinded some to the casualty that fell one of our favorite aspects of the Marvel Universe.
Everyone debated whether Captain America would meet his demise like his version in the comic book did at the tail end of the Civil War arc, but he didn't of course.
After watching the first few trailers, and watching War Machine take a major hit and seeing him free falling out of the sky. Then to hear Tony Stark's reaction to watching his friend fall. We all assumed that we were watching War Machine's last act as an Avenger, but it didn't happen in the way we thought.
The Winter Soldier was also considered to die in this movie, even my me. With everything he has done in the past for Hydra, and the theory I had that he was the assassin that killed Tony Stark's parents. All that going against him and then being eventually framed for the deaths that occurred at the UN meeting. I didn't see him coming out of this movie alive, but he did.
So with all these failed theories and assumptions. It was very easy to miss the death that we witnessed at the end of the movie.
The Avengers we've seen grow and develop in the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
Are now dead!
The bond. The trust they had. It's no longer there.
- Iron Man now reports to the government and is on the hunt for what is remaining of his former team
- Vision is on the side of life and making sure that all steps taking to protect it are monitored while attempting to come to terms with the ony mistake he has ever made during battle
- War Machine is a U.S. soldier and will follow orders until the end
- Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Falcon, and Scarlet Witch are all on the run from the Accords and Iron Man
Now that he is on the other side of the law, we might not be referring to Steve Rogers as Captain America any more. He lost that rank/right when he left his shield and turned against the government rule.
We could be heading towards the creation of the MCU version of the Secret Avengers. Which would make for a good movie on it's own. Marvel schedule is already full with movies for future release and also has some contracts coming to an end, so we might not see a movie, but we might here references in other Marvel movies.
We will always have that feeling of seeing the Avengers come together on the big screen for the first time. The anticipation for watching them come together as a group made the original Avengers movie as great as it was, but like we watched Shield die as it was falling out of the sky in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
We now witnessed the Avengers die when Iron Man told Captain America he didn't deserve the shield, and witnessed Captain America drop the shield on the ground and walk away from it.