In the next couple of weeks two of my most anticipated events of 2016 will take place: the NFL draft and the release of Captain America: Civil War.
Both events share the common theme of picking sides. In the NFL leaders pick their players, while in Civil War the players pick their team.
As I was thinking about this an idea struck me like lightning from Thor’s hammer: what if Iron Man and Captain America could choose their teams?
Now we’re going to get an answer with the first ever Civil War Draft: Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man. My fellow Monkeys Fighting Robots writer Kyle Lewallen will head up Team Iron Man, I’ll take over Team Cap.
- Captain America and Iron Man have already been assigned to their respected teams making them ineligible to be drafted.
- The draft will go ten rounds (no snake draft here). Each team picking the heroes they’d want fighting by their side to go into battle Civil War style.
- Only characters that have appeared in the MCU or will appear this year can be drafted. That makes Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Spider-Man eligible while Captain Marvel and Iron Fist are not.
- No villains. Sorry Loki.
- We made a deal, one of us got to pick which team leader we wanted, while the other got the first pick. Kyle chose to be Team Iron Man, so Captain America and I will make the first selection.
I think that’s it.
We’ll hold the draft on Twitter using the Monkeys Fighting Robots twitter handle (@monkeys_robots) on Sunday, April 24th around 7 p.m. EST. We’ll use the hashtag #CivilWarDraft and let you know who’s picking by using the #TeamIronMan and #TeamCap hashtags.
We’ll follow the draft up with a post breaking down our selections. Then we’ll ask some of our fellow Monkeys Fighting Robot writers to weigh in on which team they think would win the battle. You’ll get to review our teams as well.
So join us for the #CivilWarDraft.