The Marvel Cinematic Universe has spent eight years building up an epic team of heroes and now Captain America: Civil War is going to tear them apart. While the movie can certainly stand on its own, the experience draws a considerable amount of power from the character arcs and battles featured in past films.
In an effort to give you a very general refresher and simply get you pumped for what’s to come, we opted to take the highlights from all three Iron Man films, the first two Captain America films, Ant-Man and the two Avengers movies and stitch them together into one big supercut. You can catch character introductions, suit evolution, epic destruction and more highlights in the video at the top of this article. Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th. Click here for Matt’s glowing A grade review.
For more on Captain America: Civil War, click here or browse the recent links below:
- Joe & Anthony Russo on ‘Avengers: Infinity War’: “Dimensions of the MCU Will End”
- Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely on ‘Captain America: Civil War’, Spider-Man and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
- Which Side Would DC Comics’ TV Characters Choose in a Civil War?
- “Hey Everyone”: Enter to Win a ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Shield—Signed by the Russo Brothers
- We Sorted the ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Characters into Hogwarts Houses
And here’s the synopsis for the film:
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. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.