Just because we're only a month away from Avengers: Age of Ultron doesn't mean that Marvel isn't hard at work with developing the next chapter of their mega hit series. Marvel has released an official synopsis for Captain America: Civil War.
"Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies."
Since the release of Iron Man and Captain America: The First Avenger a very small part of me has been daydreaming over the prospect of seeing an adaption of Civil War. The studio has the talent and means to pull of this epic. It'll be an interesting chapter in the history of the super hero cinematic genre.
We have never seen a hero vs. hero film before. Granted, we are expecting a Superman Vs. Batman film and we've seen Captain America, Iron Man and Thor fight in their last Avengers film. However, the scale of Civil War will be larger than the last two fights named. Not to mention the fact that the cast of this film keeps growing and growing. On top of the returning Winter Solider alumni including Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) Anthony Mackie (Falcon), we'll have Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. There are also rumors floating around that Thor, Hulk, Scarlet Witch, the Wasp. and a 14 year old Spider-Man may join the fray?
This isn't even a Captain America film, this is an Avengers film. While I am excited about getting an Avengers 2.0 I hope it doesn't take away from Steve's journey and his relationship with Bucky. That's the great thing about these solo films it allows more character development than the big team up films. I'm also curious to see how Age of Ultron will spin into Civil War. My assumption is that the world wide scale of destruction caused by Ultron and the arrival of new super powered beings (Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) is what causes global powers for a call to action.
Captain America beings filming April 1st.