It's official! On Tuesday, according to Deadline, Marvel Studios announced that "Captain America 3" is officially titled Captain America: Civil War.
At a highly-anticipated event held by Marvel on Tuesday in Los Angeles, comic book fans and critics were eagerly anticipating any announcement that dealt with Captain America primarily to find out if the third movie would be focused on the civil war.
In recent months, rumors and speculation have circulated online -- bouncing from site to site and blog to blog. Today's event finally confirmed most of the civil war rumors by doing a little bit more than placing the phrase "Civil War" in the movie title.
According to ComicBook.com, the plot of the movie will revolve around the Civil War story line as it is introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For those that are not very familiar with the Civil War concept in the world of Marvel, the root of it all begins with the proposal of a Superhero (or Superhuman) Registration Act. The mere concept of this act pitches the heroes at odds against each other philosophically and, eventually, physically as well.
In the comic books, the two opposing sides of the Marvel Civil War were led by Captain America and Iron Man respectively -- Iron Man being the main antagonist of the battle.
Keep in mind that the rumor mill has already stated the hero roster of our beloved Avengers will be "altered" in Avengers: Age of Ultron. If that is the case, then the "alteration" will more than likely help to usher the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the next phase.
Captain America: Civil War was not the only big announcement that was made by Marvel at Tuesday's event at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, there are quite a few movies that will be released over the next five years -- starting with Avengers: Age of Ultron (Summer 2015) and ending with Avengers: Infinity War Part II in May of 2019.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the list is that most of the standalone films listed are brand new characters that are making the transition from the Comic Universe to the Cinematic Universe -- including Ant-Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange and the Inhumans.
As DC Comics races to use Batman and Superman to pave the way for their own Cinematic Universe, it seems as if Captain America and Iron Man will play instrumental roles in ushering the Marvel Cinematic Universe into its next phase as a direct competitor.
Which side do you think will win?