Kevin Feige Says That We’ve Seen The Civil War Split Coming

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Ever since Marvel Studios decided to make The Avengers a reality, comic book fans have feared Marvel would decide to bring the Civil War conflict to the big screen as well. And their fears become true. I’m so sorry, my friends.

Captain America: Civil War will bring the big battle between the MCU’s main heroes: Captain America and Iron Man. This will not only divide the MCU in two, but it will also break our hearts and will potentially destroy a few friendships (come on, let’s be real).

While hardcore fans foresaw this movie based on key stories from comics that could make it to the big screen, Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios president) says we should have seen it coming in previous movies.

Turns out there were hints here and there that the conflict was going to happen.

We’ve seen it coming. The clues were there. When you watch the other films you see how Captain America and Iron Man fight the bad guys together, back-to-back, but they have differences. And there is something that happens in the world that divides them”, Feige told D23.

So, remember that tension many of us mistook by attraction in the first Avengers movie? You know, when Tony and Steve argue and the “genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” line comes up, and then “put on the suit. Let’s go a few rounds”? Yeah, turns out that those were the conflict clues Feige is talking about. Way to crush the spirits of Stony shippers!

Seriously though, both Avengers movies had their tense moments between these two, we really can’t say we didn’t see it coming: we probably just ignored it because it messed with our ship (did I just admit shipping Tony and Steve? Maybe!)

It’s because of these moments of tension that it came as a surprise to many when, on the first trailer, Tony replies “so was I” when Steve tells him he is on Bucky’s side because he is his friend. On the other hand, Tony has multiple layers which are difficult to get to know: he doesn’t open his heart as easy as one would like. That said, we could either A) have also missed a clue or two about Tony’s perspective of his relationship with Cap, or B) learn this perspective in the first third of Civil War.

Am I getting too emotionally involved here? Maybe.

Yes, I totally am.

Have you chosen your side yet?

Captain America: Civil War will be out on May 6th.