Fans of the Marvel universe and the ever so patriotic Captain America have no doubt been bouncing with anticipation for any news pertaining to the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. The original comic, written by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, focused on secret identities and the need for all super heroes within the Marvel-verse to register with the government for the good of the public.
However, it looks like this movie will be taking the notion of civil war in a different direction, opting instead to focus on government control and accountability. The film poses the question as to whether or not the government should have a say in the actions of the Avengers and other superheroes like them, and if so how big a role they should play, and without S.H.I.E.L.D to keep a watchful eye on the Avengers (Coulson’s crew being kept secret in canon), should they be allowed to operate as free agents?
So both sides boil down to Iron Man, on the side of government oversight no doubt driven by a need to protect and atone for his mistakes, heading off against Captain America, on the side of free superhero-ing for all on account of the corruption that brought down S.H.I.E.L.D before. The two leaders will of course be joined by a multitude of Marvel favorites on both sides, and guarantees to tear apart alliances and make everyone question their morals in what’s sure to be an epic third instalment to the Captain America franchise.
So what say you, Marvel fans? Who’s side will you join in Captain America: Civil War? Let us know in the comments below!