Captain America: Civil War is currently one of the most anticipated comic book movies that will be coming out next year. We’ve seen art depicting superheroes taking sides, we know that Spider-Man is going to make a cameo (even Aunt May will be showing up), and up to this point, we’ve all been lead to believe that the movie version will be similar to the comic book story line. Reports are now coming out claiming the opposite. Uh-oh. Is this something fans of the Civil War story have to worry about? Read on, but be warned that there may some potential spoilers ahead.
In case you may have been living under a rock, the Civil War story line that many fans are familiar with follows the conflict between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) over the morality of the “Superhero Registration Act.” Per the name of the act, it forces superheroes to register themselves giving up all information regarding their identity, powers, and more.
One of the biggest moments during the arc was when Spider-Man revealed his true identity as Peter Parker in front of a full room of press. It was so big that it even made international news. This just goes to show how important the Civil War story line is to the Marvel Universe, how important it will be to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and to fans of both the movies and comic books.
The big news today is that Captain America: Civil War may not actually follow the comic book story line exactly the way fans want it to. In fact, the “Superhero Registration Act” will not be making an appearance at all. Instead, fans should expect something known as the “Sokovia Accords.” In case you missed it, this was mentioned during the end credits scene in the Ant Man movie.
What are the “Sokovia Accords?” According to the report, the “Sokovia Accords” are all about “supervision and responsibility.” More importantly, “the movie is not about unmasking superheroes and exposing secret identities.” Whatever they are, they were stopping Tony Stark from helping Cap and Falcon during that end credit scene in Ant Man.
This is pretty big news. While fans may still get the major conflict between Captain America and Iron Man (which may still lead to teams of other heroes versus teams of other heroes), we may not get that one key moment that was heard around the world.
Here is what Kevin Feige had to say about Civil War,
“I don’t want to give too much away, but needless to say, the generalities of the act are the same. Something happens, perhaps it’s cumulative for things that have happened though all of the movies leading up to this point. It has made the governments of the world say “we need to have some oversight of these guys. They need to report to somebody. So it becomes more… it falls under that umbrella, rather than “you have to take off your mask.” It’s not about the secret identity thing, as much as it is about, overall, who reports to who, and who can agree to oversight committee. Because as of now, in Avengers 2, there is no more security council, there is no SHIELD, obviously. Stark is paying for it, Captain America is running it, and things occur that will make governments begin to question.”
Okay, so we may not be getting the exact story line from Civil War, but it shouldn’t come as a big surprise. These kind of things happen all the time. In the end, this should not deter you from seeing this movie. Based on everything else that has been revealed about the movie, Captain America: Civil War is gearing up to be a serious contender for one of the best movies in 2016.