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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016): Film Won’t Focus on Superhero Registration

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Captain America: Civil War Won’t Cover the Superhero Registration. The Civil War storyline has been regarded as one of the biggest events in Marvel Comics history. That’s the reason behind Marvel Studios making Captain America: Civil War, but it won’t be the exact same story.

The conflict between Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) will be present in the film, but not for the same reason as shown in the comics. In the Civil War story, a problem arises when superheroes become divided over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces them to reveal their identities to the public and put on file for the government’s records, similar to applying to the police force. However, this part of the story won’t be utilized in the film version. So what story will be used instead for the film?

According to SlashFilm, the movie will use what’s called the Sokovia Accords. With this movement, Captain America: Civil War will be on the government’s supervision of it’s superheroes and their responsibility. It makes sense to use this instead of the Superhero Registration Act only because in the MCU, secret identities don’t exist. The public already knows pretty much the identities of mostly all its heroes, so there’s no need to unmask them. The site points out that the movement was somewhat confirmed during the post-credits of Ant-Man when ‘The Accords’ was mentioned by Steve and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie).

Despite Spider-Man appearing in the movie, there’s a good chance that the secret identity aspect of the story won’t be used in the film. Instead, the problem that arises in the movie offers the question, “Who watches the watchmen?” The government will look into what happened during Avengers: Age of Ultron and start asking about the superheroes’ involvement? It will be the question of whether or not the government should overlook the responsibilities of The Avengers and tell them when they can and can’t get involved in a world problem.

Kevin Feige also hinted at this last year when he said:

I don’t want to give too much away, but needless to say, the generalities of the act are the same. Something happens, perhaps it’s cumulative for things that have happened though all of the movies leading up to this point. It has made the governments of the world say “we need to have some oversight of these guys. They need to report to somebody. So it becomes more… it falls under that umbrella, rather than “you have to take off your mask.” It’s not about the secret identity thing, as much as it is about, overall, who reports to who, and who can agree to oversight committee. Because as of now, in Avengers 2, there is no more security council, there is no SHIELD, obviously. Stark is paying for it, Captain America is running it, and things occur that will make governments begin to question.

So what do you guys think of the direction Captain America: Civil War is going? Will you still be seeing the movie when it comes out in theaters May 6, 2016?

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Mufsin Mahbub

Mufsin is a freelance writer from New York who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Long Island University. He has written for publications like HollywoodLife, Clubplanet, and Heavy. He is an avid lover for everything related to TV and film. He has gone to dozens of film screenings, press events, and loves to attend New York Comic Con every year. He gives an honest opinion on every TV show or film that people are going to be talking about.

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