Before watching Captain America: Civil War, get the real story

Kyrah Hunter

Captain America, starring Chris Evans and IronMan, played by Robert Downey Jr., square off in Marvel's Civil War coming out May 6
Captain America, starring Chris Evans and IronMan, played by Robert Downey Jr., square off in Marvel’s Civil War coming out May 6

The time is running down to only a few hours and the suspense is flying through the roof with Disney’s Marvel “Captain America: Civil War” final trailer which was released March 11.

Though this is all very exciting and a lot of us can hardly wait for the movie to hit the big screen, there are those among us who don’t know all the tiny details that are jam packed into the trailer. These details may seem small but actually have a large significance to the plot of “Civil War.”

Starting with why there is even a war between our favorite super heroes, Captain America and Iron Man. According to the Marvel comics, Iron Man and Spider Man among others paired with the US government and created the Superhero Registration Act. The act was a way to keep the mutants in check after all the destruction they’ve caused.

This plot makes sense, and we see this in the trailer when the last three big fights from the last movies, “Avengers,” “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” New York, Washington D.C. and Sokovia were all destroyed thanks to these super mutants. Even if these mutants are trying to save the world, the world wants order.

Naturally, there are those who oppose this act such as the Avengers poster boy, Captain America, played by Chris Evans. At this point, the captain just found out that his childhood friend, Bucky Barnes played by Sebastian Stan, wasn’t dead and had been HYDRA’s lap dog for years. On top of that, his other friend wants to regulate mutants which includes killing Bucky. If it wasn’t obvious enough, the captain chooses his childhood friend.

Iron Man, who we know suffered from post traumatic stress after the battle of New York, doesn’t want the world to run rampant with mutants. Knowing how ambitious Tony Stark is, he stood for whatever necessary to control mutants like his fellow Avengers.

Iron Man recruits his trustworthy veteran, otherwise known as War Machine, acted by Don Cheadle. We see War Machine falling from the sky after his suit was heavily damaged and lying unconscious in the trailer. This serves as the last straw for Iron Man and results in full out war against his former friend.

What’s even more exciting than seeing all our favorite superheros in another action-packed movie, there’s even more characters being introduced into the diverse world that is called “The Avengers.” From the latest trailers and past trailers, viewers have caught glimpses of the Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Ant-Man “Paul Rudd” and, the one I’ve been personally waiting for, Spiderman (Tom Holland). These are only a few new characters that are getting their own personal development and a debut side by side with the big names of Marvel.

To go into more depth about the characters, specifically to answer why someone such Black Panther would just now show up. To answer this question, we would have to go all the way back to the first “Captain America.” When the Steve Jones is turned into the iconic super soldier, he is given his even more famous shield. This shield is made out of the strongest metal on earth which only comes out of the fictional nation of Wakanda, where Black Panther is from.

But there’s even more to the story of the Black Panther. The Black Panther, or T’Challa, is actually the son of the king of Wakanda, T’Chaka. T’Challa’s father was assassinated by the Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes, leaving him as king of this undeveloped, isolated nation. In hopes of gaining a foot in the changing world, T’Challa tries to reach out to other nations. This would make sense, seeing as he was in the explosion of the United Nations (UN) conference. This would also serve as motivation to track down Bucky Barnes, putting partly on Iron Man’s side but with his own motive.

Ever since Spider Man came back on to the big screens, right around the time of “The Avengers,” people have wondered if they’d ever see the web-slinging college kid paired up with earth’s mightiest heroes. Finally, we finally get the chance, but peculiarly on Iron Man’s side. Seeing this emotional, family-oriented boy fighting for a rather serious and radical movement doesn’t really add up but when you look at the facts, it does.

Spider Man has come up to front the most bizarre mutants in bustling Manhattan, New York, so he knows how it feels to deal with raving, homicidal villains. He’s even suffered loss due to this type of people. So it would be understandable why Spider Man would suit up for the side that would minimize the possibility of a mutant stepping out of line. There’s been some speculation on why Spidey’s suit looks so different from past movies but working for a multi-billionaire inventor has its perks.

To serve as a type of bribe, Stark engineered a specially designed suit for Spider Man. The suit, as depicted in the comics, has the ability to to turn into his casual disguise and back with ease. This gives the young hero the power to fight evil wherever he is.

There are many hidden stories behind Marvel that are intricately connected, one way or another. This is what makes Marvel some popular because it has something to offer for everyone. From Spiderman to Deadpool, Jessica Jones to Ant-Man, there’s something for everyone. It just depends on the viewer whether they want the entire story.