When the trailer for Captain America: Civil War dropped, the world stopped and took a collective sigh. The moment where Captain America tells Tony Stark or Ironamn that Bucky is his friend and Stark says “so was I,” it might have been the moment we all had our hearts feel ripped from our chests. For those who know the history of this story from the comic books, you clearly know what to expect with the films that Disney plans to go with.
For those unaware, you may not be put in a bad position. Due to certain ownership rights, Disney cannot use every person that the comic used for the Civil War or Infinity Wars storyline. While they were able to secure Spiderman, they do not have the rights to the X-Men or Fantastic Four. However, they can and have added many from the universe to help make up for this.
However one character will be noticeably out of the Civil War storyline, the Hulk. When talking about Hulk, the screenwriters claimed the following.
“You put those guys in a fight, it’s over quickly. It’s like, ‘Well, we have the Hulk on our side.’ Oh, fine, then. Yeah, I guess we should just call this off. You’ve got to kind of choose your roster depending on what kind of fight you want to have.”
Due to the fact that Disney does not have as many players to use as they did in the comics, some people might be on a different side, which would make things kind of fun for the movie. People who never read the story from the comics will get a different story in a way.
One thing most were wondering was if we would get Spiderman in this movie, and it does look like that will come. Robert Downey, Jr. sort of let the cat out of the bag on that one, via Entertainment Weekly.
“[Don] Cheadle and I are just going, ‘Wow, dude, look at this.’ We’re now like the old guard, and our storyline carries real weight just because of our history in the [canon]. But we’re also looking around like, ‘Who thought that Falcon and Black Panther and Ant-Man and now Spider-Man…?’ I mean it’s like wow, this thing is just crazy.”
Spiderman was always someone we thought would make a cameo in one of the films upcoming, but most assumed he would have a small part if one at all in this film. The reason for this is the fact that his movie has not been made yet. Disney is planning a stand alone movie for him, but clearly the Civil War movie will be out well before. That puts Spiderman in a situation where he may not have a side to pick, or he won’t be part of that angle here.
It will also be interesting to see what happens with the major climax of the story. Spoiler Alert for those who do not know.
However, those movies are not happening until 2018 and 2019 respectively. That means they clearly could do another Civil War in the middle or have the good Captain die in the Spiderman movie, as it does appear that both Captain America and Ironman will have a spot in that film. Which then tells us once again that Cap won’t die in this Civil War film.
Disney and Marvel either will decide to change the storyline with Captain America, or they will simply use Evans in a flashback situation to make up for his departure, but also help with his movie commitment. A storyline change is by no means crazy. Disney and Marvel have changed stories up a good bit to help their films and even television shows out. If they decide to have Steve Rogers live, it would be a very different take and everything that happens after his death from the comic would obviously be written just by screenwriters and not a comic original.
Should Disney and Marvel Studios keep Captain America alive in the film world or would it be good to stay true to the comic world and have our Captain America in Steve Rogers die? There is a lot of problems.
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