As the Avengers, led by Captain America fight to save humanity, an international incident causing collateral damage leads to political pressure to control their powers. When Iron Man supports the government officials, there is a fracture within the Avengers. How will a fractured squad fight a new enemy?
Taut and thrilling, this fast-paced sequel follows the Avengers, as Captain America leads them in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. However, after yet another international incident that 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. How will a fractured unit fight to save humanity from a new and powerful enemy?
Factual Mistake In the final fight scene between Iron Man and Captain America, Stark not only struggles to overcome Rogers, but actually get beaten on the face by empty handed Rogers. According to the Marvel Universe that'd be impossible. Cap can lift max 1200 pounds, while Stark on suit is classified "Potentially incalculable, able to lift in excess of 100 tons". Even if Captain's shield is theoretically indestructible, Rogers is not, any moment without the shield, Stark could take him in one blow. In addition to that, Iron Man's suit is made of the same metal as the Hulk-Buster which can take hits by Hulk, Captain America could never break through the shell by punching it.
Factual Mistake The hand grenade thrown in the African fight sequence ticks before exploding. The delay in a hand grenade detonation is achieved by a chemical reaction, not a mechanical clockwork.
Character Error When the Avengers are debating whether to sign the Sokovia Accords or not, the Vision says it's been eight years since Tony Stark revealed to the world that he's Iron Man. However, as established in previous films via dialogue and dates, the events in question took place six years prior to the current storyline
During a scene in the movie, Hawkeye refers to Tony Stark as 'the futurist', actor Robert Downey released an album called The Futurist in 2004.
One of two comic book movies which sees two superheroes fighting each other in 2016, the other film is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Not counting Daredevil, Kevin Feige confirmed that the MCU will not shift into a dark path, so it is likely this movie will not be as dark or extreme as the comic books
Chadwick Boseman underwent a vigorous training program to get in fighting shape for the character and also also visited South Africa to better incorporate cultural aspects of the country into his role
The film coincides with the 75th anniversary of Captain America. 2016 also marks the 10th anniversary of the original Civil War comic book and Black Panther's 50th anniversary.
It has been confirmed that there will be a series a children's books based on the film and they will come out in the beginning of April 2016, a whole month before the movie comes to theaters
Daniel Bruhl confessed that the movie's budget was so huge that one could make 20 films from it.
One scene shows Ant-Man being boosted by an arrow from Hawkeye. This is taken directly from the comics, specifically 'The Avengers'.
In the first scene after credit waterfalls are shown in the kingdom of Wakanda. These scenes were filmed in Iguacu Falls, in Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil
Since the announcement of the title, there has been a meme about the film featuring Steve Rogers and Tony Stark arguing over random topics followed by the the film's title reveal.
The trailer broke the record previously held by Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens,for the most views in 24 hours with 64 million views.
The Marvel 2009 video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 was also based on the Civil War comic
Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans describe the dynamic between Iron Man/Tony Stark and Captain America/Steve Rogers as a marriage: "We love each other, but it's explosive
Features the first live-action appearance of the Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, who will later feature in his own solo movie in July 2018.
The title of this movie was jokingly announced as Captain America: Serpent Society but was later admitted to be Captain America: Civil War.
Paul Bettany is confirmed to return as the Vision in this film.
The sequel was announced three months before the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
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