Although Marvel ditched the biggest Comic event of the season, the San Diego Comic Con, earlier this year, Marvel Entertainment hasn’t shied away in releasing any information about its upcoming Phase 3 projects. Kick-starting with one of Marvel Comics’ best story-lines that altered the course of many comic characters within the Marvel Universe, The Civil War will reportedly be adapted for Captain America’s next sequel, Captain America – Civil War.
As per the official synopsis, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War follows the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) right after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron wherein Captain America is leading a new team of Avengers featuring Falcon, Black Widow, Vision and the Scarlet Witch. However the incidents of Age of Ultron demand the enforcement of the Superhero Registration Act that divides the entire superhero race between two sides led by Captain America and Iron Man respectively.
In the recent Comic Con held at Salt Lake City, the star-cast of Captain America – Civil War didn’t disappoint the fans and shared a few more insights into the movie. Chris Evans, who dons the Captain America suit for the fifth time in Civil War shed light upon some new plot details that answered our million dollar question.
Is Captain America right in fighting off Iron Man in the upcoming Civil War?
Chris confirmed that the destruction and loss accounted in the battle of Sokovia in Age of Ultron leads to a sort of governance and oversight upon the activities of the Avengers. Even as per the comic book storylines, this solely triggers the conflict between Captain America and Iron Man a.k.a Tony Stark played by the flamboyant Robert Downey Jr. who has put on the Red and Gold Iron Armor for five of MCU’s movies thus far. Tony being in support of the oversight agrees to the Superhero Registration Act, however our beloved super-soldier does not and leads a resistance group of heroes.
However, Chris acknowledged the fact that he was initially leaning toward Tony Stark’s viewpoint when he read the Civil War script; talking about the script Chris mentioned: “Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who’s always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn’t trust anyone anymore. Given what happened in Captain America 2, I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own.”
This is totally understandable in the MCU given that in Captain America – The Winter Soldier the entire S.H.I.E.L.D agency crumbled down as it was infiltrated with HYDRA agents. Captain who stood for righteousness and swore to protect the citizens had relied heavily on S.H.I.E.L.D and the following events withdrew all his trust completely from the bureaucracy set-up.
Chris went on to explain Captain’s side of things adding: “Cap certainly has his reasons, and he is a good man and his moral compass is probably the cleanest. So what will make the movie great is nobody’s right, nobody’s wrong. There’s no clear bad guy here. We both have a point of view, which is akin to most disagreements in life and politics”
Captain America – Civil War releases in theatres on 6 May, 2016. So which side are you on?