Which Side Are You On? Captain America: Civil War Synopsis Revealed

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Marvel loves keeping a high level of secrecy with their projects, which is good and bad at the same time; good because it builds up anticipation and excitement, and bad because we tend to go a bit crazy trying to look for information. Luckily, the Marvel fandom has found an ally: casting calls. They provide information on characters and even the plot.

Today was the turn of Captain America: Civil War. Thanks to a few casting notices, we now have a first synopsis for it.

“Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies”, Collider shared.

The essence of this premise is pretty much the same as the plot from the comic series: the government introduces the Superhuman Registration Act, which requires every person with superpowers to register. All this with the purpose of regulating superhero activity following a series of superhuman-related events that caused significant damage and death within the Marvel universe.

Tony Stark is pro-registration; Steve Rogers is anti-registration. This splits a big part of the Marvel Universe in two, with a few staying neutral.

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Now, the premise above gives us an idea of how terrible Ultron’s plan to destroy humanity is going to be and how much it’s going to impact the world. Just a friendly reminder to get emotionally ready for Age of Ultron.

What’s going to make the movie different from the comic, then? Easy: the sub-plots!

We’re going to have Captain America looking for Bucky/Winter Soldier (my heart is not prepared for that), Crossbones coming back, Baron Zemo coming to mess with everyone and the debut of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. That’s without counting the appearances of Black Widow, Hawkeye and Falcon. My heart is already crying!

Joe and Anthony Russo will be back to direct Civil War, which means it’s going to be a high quality movie with a lot of twists, turns, suspense and an overwhelming amount of feels.

Captain America: Civil War will start shooting in April and will be released on May 6th, 2016.

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