Captain America: Civil War has quite a lot to accomplish. First, it has to be a satisfying follow-up to The Winter Soldier, which is generally regarded as one of the best MCU films to date. It has to act as a faithful reimagining of one of the most popular Marvel event comics of the past decade. AND it has to get the ball rolling towards the eventual showdown between The Avengers and The Mad Titan Thanos. So yeah, no pressure.
We already know that we won’t be seeing a trailer for this film until Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is released, so for now we’re still subject to mere rumor and speculation. But hey, that’s why the internet was invented, right? Well, that and cat videos. And porn. Lots and lots of porn. But mostly the rumor and speculation stuff. So when we see a report like this one from ScreenRant (via HashTag Show), concerning possible plot points for Civil War, we pass it along. Granted, we do so with a huge SPOILER WARNING and a reminder that these are all rumors and should be treated as such, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing. Especially because if some of these pan out, it’s a clear sign that the MCU is about to become an even more exciting place to be.
So yeah, again, POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Turn back now if you don’t want none of this.
Still here? Of course you are.
Ok, so the first part of SR’s report has to do with the two sides of the Civil War conflict. Captain America will head up one team, and it’s expected he’ll be joined by the likes of Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier), Sam Wilson (Falcon), and Scott Lang (Ant-Man). That’s certainly what the post-credits scene of Ant-Man indicated. It also seems like Hawkeye, Sharon Carter (Agent 13) and Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) would be on Team Rogers. As for Tony Stark, he’ll have James Rhodes (War Machine), Black Widow, plus the debuts of Spider-Man and Black Panther. There’s been speculation that Black Widow will be an undercover agent who’s actually siding with Captain America, but ScreenRant’s report suggests that that fairly obvious plot twist might not actually happen. Instead, the turncoat who betrays Iron Man might in fact be Vision. Now, ScreenRant points out that, again, this is just a rumor, but the sourced rumor from Hashtag Show says it comes from a pretty reliable source. So…yeah, it could totally happen. And, again, Black Widow being on Steve’s side seems really obvious given their history, so ideally the role of an undercover agent could be given to someone else. Having it be Vision does seem a bit out of left field, especially given the fact that he’s based on Tony Stark’s own JARVIS computer system, but that also means his betrayal will sting Iron Man just that much more.
Speaking of Vision, ScreenRant’s got some ideas of what his role will be in the MCU following the events of Civil War. According to their report, Vision will actually leave Earth at some point in the film (along with Hulk?) and act as a bridge linking the cosmic side of things with the happenings on Earth. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has been teasing an Avenger showing up in Vol. 2, Vision just might be that Avenger. Given the fact that Vision has one of the Infinity Stones in his head, it makes sense that he should cross paths with Thanos sooner rather than later. In addition to a possible appearance in the Guardians sequel, we may also see him in Thor 3: Ragnarok. Remember, Thor’s…um…vision in Age of Ultron showed the fall of Asgaard and hinted the Mind Stone’s involvement in that destruction. You know, the Mind Stone that just so happens to be sitting right in the middle of Vision’s forehead. If some or all of this comes to pass, it would place Vision as a major player in the eventual Infinity War films.
Aren’t rumors fun?
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters May 6, 2016.
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