We're hearing more about the two teams that will side off against each other in Captain America: Civil War. CBM has four exclusive pieces of promo art, which show a superhero trust divided. And while similar to previous rumors, this latest sneak peek offers a little twist, hinting at the story that will unfold next May, kicking off the 2016 summer movie season. Be warned, this is a pretty massive SPOILER, but it will likely be confirmed before the movie is released.
Fans have been speculating about who will side with Team Rogers, and who will side with Team Stark, ever since the sequel Captain America: Civil War was announced last year. Though Marvel has remained quiet about the details, we now have a better understanding of will be sliding over to fight alongside Captain America, while Iron Man seems to be taking anyone he can get. CBM has released not only the four pieces of concept art, but also a comprehensive video that explains exactly what it is we're seeing here.
Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) will of course have War Machine (Don Cheadle) on his side, as they are longtime friends and partners. More surprising is the fact that Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is coming over to team Stark, as she has pretty tight alliances and deep personal relationships with both Captain America and Hawkeye. Vision is expected, even though he is a New Avenger. He is Tony Stark's 'son', after all. The final member of Tony Stark's Civil War team is Black Panther. In the comic books, T'Challa stayed neutral, never choosing a side. But now, when it comes to the Sokovia Accords (aka the Superhero Registration Act), he feels strongly that each individual superhero should make their identity known, and be held responsible for their actions.
There is one interesting addition to Team Rogers that we haven't heard before. Sharon Carter, who first appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is siding with Steve. And why wouldn't she? She's related to Peggy Carter, the love of Cap's life. The rest of his team is rounded out by Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson, who are both Steve's close, personal friends. And then there is Ant-Man, who has always seemed to hold a grudge against Tony and his amazing suit of Armor.
What this art does not reveal is who's side Spider-Man, Scarlet Witch and Bruce Banner are on. An early rumor claimed to know who was siding with who, with that report matching this new report quite closely. Only they had New Avenger Scarlet Witch siding with Captain America, while Spider-Man went over to team Iron Man. Rumors since then claim that Peter Parker and Steve Rogers will engage in one of Captain America: Civil War's biggest action set pieces, in what has been described as a fight scene that will go down in record books as the coolest, geekiest brawl to ever grace a Marvel movie, or any superhero movie for that matter.
In the comic books, Spider-Man sides with Tony Stark at first, but then he later joins Cap. But not before Stark can fully study the web-slinger's unique DNA and devise a way to beat him. Will that be in the movie? We don't know yet. We do know that Tony Stark's Bleeding Edge armor will be on display. It is an organic substance that lives inside of Stark, greatly enhancing his abilities and eliminating his need to call on his superhero suit. Take a look at this latest art, which has emerged shortly after Captain America 3 Wrapped production. What do you make of it all?