Written by Mark Miller in 2006 into 2007, civil war was a 7 part comic story arc that had many spin offs and side arcs. At the time it was a ground breaking comic, it was a story arc that would send ripples through the marvel universe. An explosion in Stamford resulted in the death of hundreds of people. This recklessness on the part of rookie superheroes trying to contain super villain Nitro led the government to bring in the Superhero Registration Act, meaning all superheroes or those with super powers had to register with the government of the United States.
This naturally caused dispute and division amongst the marvel universe. With Tony Stark/Iron Man being for the registration so that superheroes can continue to help others, and Captain America/Steve Rogers being against the registration act as superheroes would become government puppets if they did.
While I did not read all the spin offs and side story arcs, I was a big fan of the civil war story arc (except for the ending) as it contained so many iconic moments and created last images that people to this day still talk about. With Captain America: Civil War, the final instalment in the Captain America trilogy set to be released in April of next year, one has to wonder how much will the movie draw from the comics.
We know that the events from Age of Ultron cause the government to bring in the registration act, which is a slight difference from the comic (it is still a destructive even that causes the government to act) will any other parts of the movie mimic the comics? Will we see Spider-man (who is making his first appearance in the MCU following a deal between Marvel and Sony) unmask? Which was one of the most iconic moments in the series (end of issue 2 for those who are curious).
Will we see Captain America arrested at some point during the movie? while it wasn’t part of the civil war story line itself but was part of the follow up, will be see Captain America being assassinated while on his way to court (my money says that will happen)
Will we see Spider-Man don the Iron-Spider costume? So many questions that can be asked about this movie, and so many that won’t be as we’re until April of next year. Looking at set photos throughout the web (and in one of our previous articles on this site) we get a look at what Frank Grillo’s character Crossbones will look like, while he wasn’t part of the civil war story line, I think that at some point, preferably near the end of the movie, Crossbones will be the one to assassinate Captain America. I think marvel will go this route, I for one am really hoping they do, they should stick to the comics.
Will the Hulk show up? This is another question that fans are dying to see answered. Mark Ruffallo has several movies left on his contract with marvel and is not currently slated to appear in a marvel movie until Avengers Infinity War Part 1 or possibly Part 2. However Ruffallo recently tweeted a picture of the civil war logo, with the captain “the family just got a little bit bigger” could this be a clue to his appearance in the movie, or could he just mean the Marvel Cinematic Universe got a little bigger with the filming of Civil War having started? We won’t find out until next April, unless marvel confirms his appearance.
It will be interested to see how they include hulk should he be used in the movie as he was part of the original story (having been shot into space). It will also be interesting to see how marvel works without having Reed Richards in the movie (Fox own the rights to the Fantastic Four characters) who was a crucial part of the story arc, having helped create the Thor clone Raganorok which killed Goliath. So many aspects of the story they can use, and so many they can’t, but knowing Marvel, they will produce a fantastic movie nonetheless.
All in all, which a star studded cast and a host of superheroes, Captain America civil war is set to be another defining movie in the marvel cinematic universe, and April 2016 cannot come quick enough. I for one am personally hoping this is one of the final images of the movie, what do you think will be the final image left in our heads?
“Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Community”) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (“CaptainAmerica: The Winter Solider,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”). The film returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “CaptainAmerica: The Winter Soldier”) as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as The Vision, Jeremy Renner (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “The Avengers”) as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as Jim Rhodes/WarMachine and Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Godzilla”) as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.