Captain America: Civil War is the next big Marvel movie to hit the screens, as well as the first film in the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, what’s it all about? It's about the consequences of the Superhero Registration Act, where some of our Avenger friends prefer to register with the government and the others prefer to act without government interference.
Ultimately, it's about one team split into two -- and watching the bonds they had built up over the years break. To purloin a phrase from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, "There are heroes on both sides."
According to Superhero Hype,
“Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.”
As “collateral damage” refers to accidental death, injury and/or destruction, it seems that this movie will start off with both a bang and a whimper.
You can spoil yourself now and read the tale in its entirety in Mark Millar's acclaimed graphic novel Civil War. But obviously Marvel will be putting its own cinematic twist on the story.
Captain America: Civil War won’t be released until May 6, 2016. This gives us five months to fantasize about the scenes where Tony Stark gets punched.