Fans couldn’t be more excited for this Friday’s premiere of Captain America: Civil War, but in case you haven’t been keeping up with the hype, TGON’s got you covered.
Here are a few things you should know before seeing the film:
1. What’s What
The plotline of Civil War responds to the aftermath of Age of Ultron, and has been hailed by critics everywhere as Marvel’s best film yet. In the wake of the immense number of civilians caught in the crossfire in the previous films, the UN vie to regulate and register all superheros, holding them responsible for the casualties.
2. Who’s Who
Iron Man, usually the insensitive jerk, stands with the registration program. Along with him are War Machine (Don Cheadle), Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson), and Vision (Paul Bettany). The newly-introduced Black Panther and Spider-Man seem to be leaning towards his side as well.
Team Cap is comprised of Bucky Barns (Sebastian Stan), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).
As some fans have no doubt noticed, The Hulk and Thor are nowhere to be seen in the trailers. Likely because the two of them are overpowering, and their presence would end any conflict in about 8 minutes. While Thor is likely away to live out the Ragnarok plotline, The Hulk seems to just be Hulk-Sulking and probably NOT on Planet Hulk. Sorry folks.
3. The Sokovia Accords
Sokovia is the fictional European homeland of the Maximoff twins. After Age of Ultron left the country devastated, they passed bills through the United Nations demanding that Heros be made to answer to a higher power. Backed by SHEILD and Team Iron Man, the Sokovia Accords aim to regulate and register all mutants and heroes.
4. Bonus Stuff
Finally, other than Spiderman’s long-awaited appearance (thanks Sony), fans can expect to see the usual MCU winks. There has been talk of mid and end credit bonus scenes, as well as the traditional Stan Lee Cameo playing a more important role.
Article Submitted by Rachel Hill