The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been on a path of construction. The company has assembled the greatest superhero arc ever to grace cinema. Next May, it all gets torn to pieces.
The next Captain America film riffs on one of the most important storylines in Marvel Comics history: Civil War. It’s hero versus hero, with a reformed Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) at the heart of the dispute.
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This is different than the comics, which focused on superhero registration in the wake of conflict between powered reality stars and a villain that destroyed a school. There are hints that there is something deeper here than just Bucky’s past transgressions while under mind control.
A short scene in the trailer shows something called the “Sokovia Accord,” which might be the MCU version of the Superhuman Registration Act. Sokovia was the battleground for Avengers: Age of Ultron and the birthplace of forcibly mutated characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
This is most emotional we’ve seen the MCU since Phil Coulson’s death in Avengers. We’ll see how it all plays out on May 6, 2016.