Civil War Promo Art Reveals Iron Man and Captain America's Teams

Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 10:21AM
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Captain America: Civil War
Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 10:21AM
Civil War Promo Art Reveals Iron Man and Captain America's Teams
We all know that Captain America and Iron Man will face off in Captain America: Civil War over the Superhero Registration Act, in which Iron Man advocates the more government regulation of superhumans and Captain America wants to preserve the freedom of secret identities. But there are about a thousand other heroes in Civil War, and for the most part, we have no idea which will choose security and which will choose liberty. Now, Comic Book Movie has debuted concept art that is purportedly official, and reveals which superheroes side with Tony and which heroes side with Cap.

Spoilers after the jump!





Possible spoilers ahead! (Click to reveal)


According to the promo art, Black Widow, War Machine, Black Panther, and Vision will all side with Tony Stark, while Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and Sharon Carter will all side with Captain America. The art doesn't include several heroes that we already know play a large role, such as Scarlet Witch or Spider-Man, but it would make sense that both of those characters would be relatively non-partisan.


Captain America: Civil War Concept Art Reveals the Teams


Captain America: Civil War Concept Art Reveals the Teams

Captain America: Civil War Concept Art Reveals the Teams

Some of these characters' allegiances were givens, like Falcon, Bucky, and Agent 13 siding with Cap and War Machine siding with Tony. It also makes sense that Ant-Man is siding with Captain America, as the first footage from D23 reportedly saw Scott Lang become adorably starstruck meeting Steve Rogers for the first time. Black Widow is closer with Captain America than Iron Man, but she was a supporter of the Superhuman Registration Act, so no surprise there, and early descriptions of the footage previewed conflict between her and Hawkeye, so we would have predicted he'd be on the opposite side.

But if this concept art is real, then there will be a few more surprising choices made by the characters. Vision is something of a wildcard, but he sided with Captain America in the comics, and even played an instrumental role in the final battle. And we've repeatedly heard that Black Panther will have ambiguous loyalties and will be following his own agenda, so we would have expected him to be left out of the line-up for now. But, since Spider-Man primarily holds that role in the comics, it's possible that Black Panther's role has changed as Tom Holland's role becomes more significant.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.
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