Earlier today Marvel released this promo picture for Captain America: Civil War.
The picture gives us a clear look at the teams in the film, so I thought it would be interesting to see how they may match up against each other in the movie.
Iron Man vs. Captain America
Now we’ve already seen from the impressive trailer ( if you haven’t seen it, first where have you been and secondly I’ll put it at the end of this post ) Cap is giving Stark a pretty serious beat down with the help of Bucky. I think at some point though Bucky will have to fend off an attack from somewhere else, leaving the two big guns to duke it out. The question is, who would win? Will we see one of them realize the only way to stop the other is to take him down permanently. In doing so, it gets to the point when they are about to deliver a killing blow and Spider-Man comes in and puts a stop to it.
Having someone so young be the voice of reason makes them snap out of it and realize what they were about to do. It doesn’t necessarily mean they will have solved the issue but it puts an end to the fight.
Black Widow vs. Hawkeye
If you go back to the first Avengers film, you will remember these two have already had an onscreen fight. Hawkeye was controlled by Loki, and by the end of the fight, it was pretty clear Black Widow can take Hawkeye, given the fact she knocks him out.
During Civil War though can we expect to see the same thing. I think it will be an interesting one, especially as at the end of Age of Ultron they were pretty close after what they went through. Will Civil War put a severe strain on their friendship? I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them switches sides at the end of the fight. My money is on Hawkeye for this one. I think Tony will do something quite drastic that will make Natasha rethink her position in the battle. A nice twist could be that she is working undercover for Cap and his team and she helps bring Iron-Man down at the end.
War Machine vs. Falcon
I’ve put these two together because Falcon is the only one on Caps team who flies and will give War Machine a run for his money ( I’m not counting the clip we saw of Scarlet Witch using beams of energy as we don’t know how high she can go). Also, the added bonus is these are both military men. They will each give a decent argument about their stance in Civil War. War Machine does have supreme firepower but lets face it, he’s no Tony Stark in the suit. Falcon does have the advantage of being more nimble with the wings and being able to switch in and out of flying may give him the edge. Then, there is a clip from the trailer where Rhodey just had his reactor ripped from his chest.
There is also a chance one of the two characters will die during Civil War, which could be one of the reasons it ends as both sides realize things have gone too far. If its going to be anyone I think it could be War Machine. It could even be the main reason the Civil War begins and the need for Superheroes to register.
Vision vs. Scarlet Witch
This matchup is a lot harder to try to visualize a clear winner. Vision is shown as being on Iron-Man’s side in promotional material but there is nothing saying he can’t easily be swayed. He is making his choices based on his understanding of what he thinks is right for humanity. There have been a lot of articles saying Tony Stark is very manipulative in the film and he could be the one who convinces Vision to join his side. Once the fight gets under way, Scarlet Witch could show Vision a glimpse of what life could be like if Tony wins. He would then see how the heroes are treated, especially if they showed a glimpse of the prison that Tony builds with Reed Richards in the Civil War comic series. Also, there could be a hint of the romantic relationship Vision and Scarlet Witch have, which could sway the fight and cause issues. When someone can wield Mjolnir like Vision can then the fight could be over before its even started.
Black Panther vs. Winter Solider/Bucky Barnes
This one is also quite difficult to call. We have all seen how well Bucky can handle himself since he became the Winter Solider. What we don’t really know about yet is what his mental state is. He is one sandwich short of a full picnic. Either way, he knows how to take care of himself and if he is slowly starting to get his old persona back, then he is going to fight with all he has when it comes to helping his old buddy Steve.
As we’ve seen in the trailer, they make a pretty formidable team when they take down Iron-Man. Bucky also looks like he really wants to rip the arc reactor right out of Tony’s chest. He could also be the who possibly causes War Machines death (if the story goes that way). Marvel does need to build up Black Panther for his solo film, expect Black Panther to come out on top.
The Wildcard – Spider-Man vs. Ant-Man
I used the above image of Spider-Man purely because I hope this is what the Spider-Man Civil War suit looks like. It’s as good a guess as any at this point. So this last one is pure speculation as we don’t know how big a part both of these characters have in the film. Although if Spider-man does faceoff with Ant-Man, the dialogue should be incredible. Also how cool would it be if Spider-Man caught Ant-Man in a web while he was small and just left him there. Again it’s probably not going to happen its just my imagination getting the better of me.
Captain America: Civil War stars Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle and Chadwick Boseman. The film is directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo.
Captain America: Civil War will be in theatres April 29th.
So that’s it. What do you think of the pairings and do you agree with them or would you like to see others paired up to fight. Let me know in the comments.
As promised here is that trailer for the person that’s been under a rock for the past year.
That’s all for now.
See you soon.