New Captain America: Civil War Synopsis Teases a Fractured Avengers Team

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 5:20PM
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Captain America: Civil War
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 5:20PM
New Captain America: Civil War Synopsis Teases a Fractured Avengers Team
After two trailers, we finally have a better idea of what we're going to see in Captain America: Civil War, and its general plot (and faithfulness to the comics) is confirmed by this new synopsis from Marvel

Opening quote
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.
Closing quote

It's similar to the first synopsis, except that the first had a reference to the Avengers banding together to protect the world from "a new and nefarious villain." It's possible they thought this was too spoiler-y, or they just saw the trailer for Batman v Superman and didn't want to seem like they were copying DC.

Marvel also released a cast list, including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl. There are no surprises there, except maybe for the fact that Tom Holland isn't included. But since he was such a last-minute addition, and Black Panther seems to be taking his place as the superhero who is caught between the two sides, he'll probably only be making a cameo.

Captain America: Civil War comes out in theaters on May 6, 2016.
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