With the sheer influx of official and unofficial news on upcoming comic book movies, it’s getting to a point where we’re so focused on films years down the line that we’re not appreciating the comic book movies coming out now. Did you know Avengers 2 is coming out in a few weeks? But who cares, let’s talk about Captain America 3 and get bummed out that it’s not coming out yet.
So anyway, we’ve got some news on Captain America 3.
Screenrant has reported that a synopsis and start date have been released for the future Captain America sequel, Civil War. With a name like Civil War, there’s not much plot leeway for people in the know or have a vague knowledge of the comic series of the same name. But all the same, it’s nice to have some confirmation and know that we haven’t just been handed a big JJ Abrahms style misdirect.
Here’s the summary, courtesy of the alleged note that went with casting scripts:
Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.
Well that’s comforting at least. The plot is pretty much exactly the ribcage of the civil war comic book. However, there’s still a decent amount of wiggle room when it comes to minor details, especially if they follow on from Age of Ultron.
Along with a summary, we’ve also got a start date. There were already drips of information that Cap 3 would begin shooting at some point in April. Now we have confirmation that the start date for shooting is 1st April.
So as far as exciting new news goes, it’s not a bolt of electricity. This is more like confirmation of what we already sort of knew.
Fortunately the best way to fill in the blanks for plot is with Avengers 2. We know that Tony Stark builds Ultron as a tool for peace that royally f&#%s them all over. So it could be the case that Stark’s ballsup causes the registration of superheroes to be initiated. It would also make sense that Stark would feel some serious guilt for his Ultron blunder and willingly promote registration. But that doesn’t sit right with the Cap, who had his own governmental reality check in The Winter Soldier. So it’s all coming together.
Now let’s all shut up and enjoy Avengers 2.