Fans only have a few more weeks to wait until the highly anticipated release of Captain America: Civil War. While there are a number of different reasons why fans are excited for Marvel’s latest offering, the rumors about the death of a major character is definitely one of them. Although the death hasn’t been confirmed, Chris Evans recently hinted that a major character is set to die in Civil War.
According to MoviePilot, Captain America: Civil War is based on the comics where more than one character dies. The trailer for the film also hinted at a possible death when it showed one funeral scene and a major battle between the superheroes. When speaking about the epic fight, Evans revealed that some of the heroes will not make it out in one piece.
“Some walk out, some don’t,” Evans shared.
While this definitely confirms that at least one character will likely be killed in Captain America: Civil War, it still isn’t clear who dies. With so many heroes involved in the upcoming film, the possibilities are many, although a few hints might indicate who is in and who is out.
For starters, the trailer featured James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) badly injured after a fight at the Avenger’s compound. A helmet-less Iron Man was pictured cradling Rhodes’ body. Although the extent of his injuries is still unknown, the situation doesn’t look good for War Machine.
Of course, in the comics, the events in Civil War coincide with the death of Captain America. At this point, it would be shocking if Marvel decided to end Cap’s life in the upcoming film, but it certainly wouldn’t be out of the question. After all, it is unclear which actors have signed contracts for Avengers: Infinity War, meaning none of them are truly safe.
According to Cosmic Book News, Civil War will feature the Avengers splitting up into two separate teams as they go to war with each other. On one side, Captain America’s team is made up of Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, and Falcon. The other team, led by Iron Man, is comprised of Black Widow, Vision, Black Panther, Spider-man, and War Machine.
The storyline centers on a new international law that requires superheroes to register. Not wanting to be controlled by a government entity, Captain America’s team defies the international law and goes rogue. Meanwhile, Iron Man and his team are dispatched to bring in the defectors so they can face the ultimate justice.
With the release date just around the corner, the reviews for the film are starting to trickle in, and they are mostly very positive. In fact, the Mirror called it “the best film Marvel has ever made.”
Reviewer Carl Greenwood went on to say that there was really only one criticism he could come up with for the movie.
“If there is a criticism of the film, it’s that success breeds familiarity. For the first two acts, you could almost overlay Captain America 2 onto it, and even the *ding ding ding* surprises don’t pack as much as a punch as they should. Especially one that even gets called out in the script because it’s not so much a twist as a GLARINGLY OBVIOUS PLOT POINT THAT EVEN HELEN KELLER COULD SEE COMING. However, with a bit of subtle tweaking, Marvel has refreshed, if not reinvented the genre, just as Phase 2 winds down and Phase 3 kicks off.”
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to open in theaters on May 6, 2016.
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