Everything you need to know before Captain America: Civil War comes out tomorrow.
What is it?
Captain America: Civil War is the third Captain America film and the first film of Phase Three of the MCU.
…”Phase Three of the MCU”?
I’m not really sure what’s tripping you up there buddy so let’s dissect everything. The MCU is the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it is divided into phases. The first phase was all the films from Iron Man to The Avengers and then the second phase was Iron Man 3 to Ant-Man. This film marks the beginning of the third phase. Also, just in case you were interested… we ranked all of the movies from the previous phases earlier this week right here.
Whoa, you ranked the other Cap films pretty highly: do I have to watch those before this one?
Good question – not necessarily although it would be very helpful to really just watch the entire MCU. I recognise that you may not have time for that in the next 24 hours so the top ones to watch before this are: Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
That’s a lot of films. What’s this one actually about?
Well, the official synopsis that Marvel gave out says:
“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.
So Team Cap v Team Iron Man?
Who’s on what team?
Dude, it’s like you never even listen to me – I covered all of this earlier this week. You can check that out here. Also if you wanted to know a little bit more about the new people (Spider-Man and Black Panther) I’ve got you covered right here.
Is there anything that you haven’t already covered that you can tell me?
Well, the film runs at 2hr 27min; it has an amazing ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Paul Rudd; and the critics love it.
Are you Team Iron Man or Team Cap?
I am strongly undecided but here are a bunch of celebrities choosing a side: