Next year, comic book fans are going to see some of their favorite superheroes face off against each other in more ways than one. In addition to the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from DC, Marvel is prepping to release their most ambitious non-Avengers film yet in Captain America: Civil War. Divided by a new government bill, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be facing off to decide who is ultimately right in the battle of accountability, in the (likely) final fight between Captain America and Iron Man.
While the film’s trailer and its previous concept art have provided us with some much-needed insight into the film’s team members (except for Spider-Man), we haven’t gotten that much information on the kinds of battles we can look forward to, and which heroes will be facing off against each other.
However, some new gorgeous concept art for the film has been revealed (via Total Film), and teases some of the film’s biggest possible face-offs including Scarlet Witch vs Vision, Falcon vs War Machine, Black Panther vs The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man vs Black Widow, and more. Check out the artwork below, designed by Marvel’s in-house artists Andy Park & Ryan Meinerding:
Here’s the film’s official synopsis as well:
“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.”
Now, this doesn’t come as any kind of official confirmation regarding the film’s main fights, but it is interesting to see some of the possibilities on a visual format. Seeing Scarlet Witch and Vision face off is something that I really hope I see in this new film though, since they’re easily the most powerful members of their respective teams, and could offer a much more balanced battleground if they were busy trying to subdue each other.
There’s been a lot of rumors and reports over the past few months that Civil War has turned out even bigger than Marvel had originally intended, and judging by the scale and tone teased in the first trailer, it certainly looks like it could live up to that hype. With this main conflict on its hands, as well as the introduction of a number of important characters though, seeing how the film tries to balance all of its priorities will be one of the most interesting tightropes Marvel has attempted to walk across yet.
Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theatres on May 6th, 2015.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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