Captain America: Civil War
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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.

For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Captain America: Civil War can be found here.

In the comic books, Tony Stark becomes the Pro-Registration figurehead, while Captain America leads the Anti-Registration group, which is later known as "The Secret Avengers". Spider-Man is caught in the middle having differences with Iron Man, but also not wanting to go against the law. At first, he was convinced to join Pro-Registration by Iron Man and revealed his identity to the world. After Spider-Man assisted Iron Man in several missions (and witnessed a hero die as a result of the war along with a partnership with supervillains), he called it quits and switched to Anti-Registration with Cap. This was in addition to almost dying at the hands of Jack O'Lantern and the Hobgoblin whom Iron Man was using in an effort to increase their numbers. It was not until Punisher rescued him that he came to his senses. Promotional art of the film gave a first look at the teams. While this art does belong to Marvel, one cannot rule out the possibility of a hero switching sides. The team members are broken down as such:

Anti-Registration: Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Agent 13

Pro-Registration: Iron Man, War Machine, Vision, Black Widow, Black Panther, Spider-Man

In this film, the equivalent of the Superhuman Registration Act will be called the Sokovia Accords as it was triggered by the destruction of the city in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It states that all superheroes will need to get approval to be deployed to the field after each event or activity has been reviewed and/or approved by the United Nations.

The villains are Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl) and Brock Rumlow/Crossbones (Frank Grillo). Crossbones is once again a supporting villain, just as in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, having miraculously survived the collapse of the Triskalion, and blaming Steve Rogers/Captain America for the injuries he sustained. Baron Zemo is the main villain, although this is kept in the dark for a long time, and his true intentions aren't revealed until the end. 'Bucky' Barnes a.k.a. the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) starts out as a villainous character, but he becomes a close ally to Captain America later on. Similarly, T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) starts out as rogueish, but also becomes one of the heroes. In some ways, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Secretary of State Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross (William Hurt) can be considered anti-heroes.

During the encounter with Zola (Toby Jones) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) learned that the death of Howard and Maria Stark was a hit ordered by HYDRA, who faked it as a traffic accident. At the end of the same movie, Natascha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) gave Steve a Russian file about Bucky/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), saying that she pulled some strings with former allies to get it. The file was probably a KGB file, which could hold some clues to the Winter Soldier's current whereabouts. Since he was in the service of Russian HYDRA agents during the Cold War, the KGB may have been able to keep better track of his secret missions at the time (in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Black Widow admits that her former Russian agency, as well as she herself, have had dealings with him). It is most likely that Steve read in (or implied from) this file that it was Bucky who executed the killing of Howard and Maria Stark; this would make sense, because if it had been explicitly stated in a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. or HYDRA file, then Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) probably would have found out himself after Black Widow dumped all secret files on the Internet at the end of Winter Soldier. Even Baron Zemo said he had to do extensive decryption on a HYDRA file to find a clue as to what happened on the night when Stark's parents died. In any case, Steve withheld this vital piece of information from Tony, knowing that Tony would make it his mission to kill Bucky, even though Bucky was brain-washed and did not know what he was doing at the time.

There are actually two post-credits scenes (or more accurately: a mid-credits and a post-credits scene). In the first, Steve Rogers (Captain America) and James 'Bucky' Barnes (Winter Soldier) are given shelter in the secret labaratory of T'Challa (Black Panther). Bucky voluntarily goes into stasis, in the hope that they may be able to re-program his mind, so no one can take advantage of him anymore. In the second scene, (Peter Parker) Spider-Man returns home after the battle, fooling his aunt that his injuries came from a fight with a school bully. He then produces a piece of communication equipment from Stark, which also produces a Spider-Man logo against the ceiling.

No. Captain America: Civil War is the third installment of the Captain America trilogy while featuring members of The Avengers minus The Hulk and Thor. It is not an Avengers film. Avengers: Infinity Wars and an Untitled Avengers movie will be the 3rd and 4th (last) Avengers film.


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