‘Captain America: Civil War’: ‘Sokovia Accords’ Confirmed By Russo Brothers

Captain America: Civil War has a rather interesting piece of information that ties into Avengers: Age of Ultron, according to Comicbook.com. The trailer was released just recently, and there’s a scene where General Russo, played by William Hurt, hands over a booklet entitled “Sokovia Accords.” The Russo Brothers confirmed that this is their version of the document that’s similar to the Marvel Civil War event in the comic book version. Empire Online had an interview with the Russo brothers that revealed their confirmation of their concept.

“We’re using the essence of what Civil War was about. The comic book isn’t applicable to the storytelling that we’ve structured up to this point, but the concept of registration, the notion that heroes need to be either monitored or controlled because their power can be scary, is applicable.”

Captain America looks to be the devoted friend to Bucky Barnes in the new trailer. But as one can see, the scene in the Civil War trailer looks to be the same scene shown during the end tease of Ant-Man, and it is in that clip that Falcon (Anthony Mackie) mentions “the Accords” and whether or not to bring this situation with Bucky to the attention of Tony Stark. For those unfamiliar with the definition of an accord, it’s defined as “to bring into agreement” or “to reconcile.”

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Marvel Civil War fans will recall that Sokovia is the foreign country where the Avengers take on Ultron, played by James Spader. This city was levitated above the Earth by a device, with Ultron threatening to drop it on the planet when it reached a certain elevation. The superhero team then evacuated the city with aid from Nick Fury and the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarriers. There was a loss suffered, Quicksilver, played by Aaron-Taylor Johnson. The city of Sokovia was also lost.

The Marvel Civil War comic book has its Superhuman Registration Act, and it seems now, according to the Russo brothers, the movie has its own version. Vox reported specifically the subheading, as seen spotted by a Reddit user, “Framework for the Registration and Deployment of Enhanced Individuals.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to hold true accountability of superhumans if they were responsible for catastrophic events. So there seem to be some similarities per the Russo brother’s aforementioned statement.

The Marvel Civil War premise between the comic book world and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have their differences in the labeling. The subtitle for the “Sokovia Accords” refers to individuals with powers as “Enhanced Individuals,” as opposed to “Superhumans.” That being said, it could be speculated that using a more generic term or label in the movies doesn’t really seem to glorify the “superhumans” as referred to in the comic books. Could such a reworded label be intended of equating us humans to those with special powers and abilities?

The Captain America: Civil War reference to the “Sokovia Accords” isn’t the first time this clue appeared. Movie Pilot reported that it was in a video game, Contest of Champions. Apparently, an update for the iPad game revealed a Hell’s Kitchen playing field, which is Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock’s stomping grounds. In the background, there are a couple of posted items, one with a picture of Captain America with a caption stating “Superheroes Abducted.” The other says, “The Sokovia Accords.”

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In the third act to Captain America films and other Marvel movies, according to Empire Online and the directing Russo brothers, there was collateral damage in regards to the heroes taking on foes and thusly could justify the government wanting to take control and hold accountable the damage they’ve caused.

“Examining the third acts of all the Marvel movies, we’re saying, if you could point to the collateral damage in all those incidents, could you use that against the Avengers to control them?”

Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters come May 6, 2016, and is helmed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the same directors slated to take on the two Avengers: Infinity War films.

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