There was a point in my life when I stopped reading comics. I know right, blasphemy, but it started to become a little overwhelming. With so many mutant titles coming out every week and the Spider-Man series getting a little too ridiculous for me, I mean his parents were alive and might have been clones? Come on Spidey, what are you doing?
It got to a point where I just stopped going to the comic book stores and stopped buying comics all together. Since I worked at a bookstore, I would just skim through the few issues in the store and that would be the way I kept up on what was going on.
One thing that I loved about comic books was the big crossover events they would have during the summers: Secret Wars, Infinity Gauntlet, X-Tinction Agenda, Inferno, etc, etc. So when I heard about Civil War and what it had to deal with I became intrigued.
One of the good things and maybe sad things about working in a bookstore in a shopping mall was that it was pretty slow most of the days. That was good for me, because it gave me time to read all the issues having to deal with Civil War. This crossover event pulled me back in, mainly because my favorite character, Spider-Man was caught in the middle and did not know which side he should go with.
Here's a quick recap of Civil War for those of you that may have never read the series. After an event goes wrong and there are a lot of casualties, the government sets up the Registration Act which wants super heroes to register their identities so they can be held responsible for their actions. Iron Man/Tony Stark sides with the government while Captain America thinks it is wrong, because some super heroes have families that might be harmed once the identity of said super hero is revealed. This leads to super hero fighting against super hero and friends becoming rivals.
The trailer for Captain America: Civil War was recently released and it seems that the movie takes a little different approach than the comic. Once thing we still see is the Avengers splitting up and fighting against each other. Take a moment and check out the trailer below.
As intense as this movie seems, I can not wait to see a few things that might happen in the movie:
- Will they come to the same conclusion in the movie as they did in the comic?
- What role will Spider-Man play in the movie?
- What other Marvel superheroes will we see in the movie other than the ones announced (Ant-Man, Captain America, Winter Solider, Scarlett Witch, Falcon, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Vision, Iron Man, War Machine, Vision and Crossbones...some line up, right?)
- What will this mean for the next Avengers movie coming out?
- Will Captain America say "the Speech" to Spider-Man?
I guess the answers to these questions will be answered next year when Captain America: Civil War releases in theaters on May 6, 2016. Follow Marvel and Captain America on their social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & online) to keep up to date with all the latest news.
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. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on .