I’m ready to head out again to watch Avengers: Age of Ultron for a second time, it was such a great movie to watch, and an epic addition to the world of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). There is quite a bit about the MCU that is hard to reconcile with comic plots, so I’ve just stopped trying. I figure it’s just one more universe and not actually Earth-616 (which is supposed to be “our reality”.) Maybe Earth-619? It’s so close to the original, with a few more recent changes to the timeline. This Earth doesn’t have the X-Men (so, no such thing as the Celestials nor mutants… yet,) though Hugh Jackman wants Wolverine in an Avengers as much as we all do. I think one of the most glaring inconsistencies for the Age of Ultron movie was Tony Stark creating Ultron, instead of Hank Pym. Having read, and thoroughly enjoyed the “Age of Ultron” comic series, it’s hard to imagine anyone but ironically-pacifistic Pym being the engineer of such a destructive force.
Civil War is one of those key series that anyone picking up a Marvel comic book has to read. After an extremely horrific event occurred among C-listing heroes/villains. Civilians and governments alike were unhappy with how the ever increasing group of crime-fighting meta-humans were allowed to handle judicial issues, carte-blanche. How to deal with such fear/anger tore the Avengers/X-Men/Fantastic Four apart. Massive unrest quickly fell among the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest Superheroes, and our favourite heroes divided into two factions; fought amongst themselves on the streets, and incarcerated their friends, even killed. The Civil War series also leads to one of the more prominent moments of recent Marvel history, the death of one of one of most loved Avengers.
Will Captain America: Civil War, MCU-style, resemble in any way to its comic’s counterpart?
Straight from Marvel’s May 6th release:
“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
Aside from the “new and nefarious villain,” and having the Avengers become the group to create the initial damage, MCU’s Civil War sounds a lot alike the comic.
Whose side are you on?
Though the divide spanned across the superhero board, the two main leaders for these factions were Captain America and Iron Man. For the rest of the team, wonder who will side with whom in the MCU…
“The film returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as The Vision, Jeremy Renner (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “The Avengers”) as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Godzilla”) as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.” (May 6th Marvel release)
We’ll also see Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man,” ”Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”) return less than a year later as Scott Lang, Chadwick Boseman (“42,” “Get on Up”) as T’Challa/Black Panther and Frank Grillo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Warrior”) as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones!
As predicted for 2015, Avengers: Age of Ultron has laid a smack down to become the top grossing movie for the year insofar, second to Furious 7 (which is breaking to fifth highest grossing film ever.) I can only imagine how popular Civil War will be a year from now, so it truly has huge shoes to fill. Age of Ultron is still in theatres, and I already can’t wait to see what will happen in Captain America 3, can you?
Have you read the comic series “Civil War” yet? I’d entirely recommend catching up on this series before the movie release next year!