The much awaited third and final film of Marvel‘s Captain America trilogy, Captain America: Civil War is all set to be released on May 6th and practically everyone’s pretty hyped up for it. So basically in this movie Iron Man/Tony Stark and Captain America/Steve Rogers face off against each other because of a *ehem* difference in opinion.
This is the thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo with a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It has an ensemble cast including: Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark / Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson / Falcon), Don Cheadle (James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton / Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa / Black Panther), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang / Ant-Man / Giant-Man), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter / Agent 13), Tom Holland (Peter Parker / Spider-Man), Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow / Crossbones), William Hurt (Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross) and Daniel Brühl (Helmut Zemo). Additionally Gwyneth Paltrow reprises her role as Pepper Potts and Martin Freeman is introduced as Everett Ross, a member of the Joint Counter Terrorism Center, and a character associated with Black Panther in the comics.
And here is Marvel‘s official synopsis for Civil War:
“Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps — one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.”
So what basically happens is that the government wants to pass a Superhero Registration Act which requires all superheroes to register themselves with the government so that they get proper training and can be held accountable for their actions. Tony is all for registering everyone, he’s on the government’s side (now THAT is definitely a first) and he feels that its the only way to keep everyone safe. But Steve disagrees because he wants superheroes to be able to act freely without government intervention. He feels that such an Act takes away the freedom and free will of the superheroes. And so instead of resolving this through a conversation or meeting or something, they opt for a full fledged civil war which of course gives a chance for the real villains to wreck havoc. This war fractures the Avengers and they – along with other heroes – are forced to take sides (more on that in Part 2) with Iron Man or Captain America based on whether they are for or against the Act.
So have you decided yet on who you are supporting? No? Well I’m here to help you decide!
More on the teams and it’s members and also a comparison between the two coming up in Part 2!