It’s like Gone with the Wind, but with Superheroes

Welcome to part two. You were warned.

A major part of the rumor about the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Civil War is that Robert Downey Jr. will have a significant role in the third Captain America movie, which may or may not be subtitled: “Looking for Bucky, No Not Really,” since Marvel likes to play bait and switch. For the most part I don’t mind, but sometimes…

Oh by the way, I can neither confirm nor deny that I will be playing Alexi Shostakov.

So far, the only 100% Captain America film has been The First Avenger. The Winter Soldier turned out to be about Hydra’s infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D., but to be fair, a Captain America movie is the most logical place for that storyline. Also, it may turn out to be a sort of prelude to Civil War.

Speaking of preludes, the previous Captain America films led more or less right into the next installment of Avengers. Or, at least that is how it looks to my untrained eye. In the case of Cap 3/Iron Man 4, (5?)* it will be released in 2016, and Avengers: Whatever Happened to the Big Purple Dude? most likely will arrive in 2018. In between there will be any number of movies including: Ant-Man: Not an Edgar Wright Film, and Doctor Strange: We Finally Cast the Lead!

Some others that could be on the slate are: Thor: Loki’s Not Dead, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Hey Look, it’s Thanos. There is also a small possibility of Captain Marvel: About Damn Time, and Black Panther: No Subtitle.

The questions I have been asking myself are: How many Marvel characters does it take to pull off Civil War? Who will side with Captain America and who will side with Iron Man? What exactly are they fighting about? And, most importantly, how many colons can I fit into one blog post?

Answers on a postcard to the usual address.

In the comics, Tony Stark supported the Superhero Registration Act which, in part, required superheroes to reveal their true identity. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, everyone knows pretty much all there is to know about the Avengers because in The Winter Soldier, Black Widow uploaded all the S.H.I.E.L.D. files to the Internet. It trended and everything.

Another part of the act involved superheroes working as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and collecting a sweet government paycheck. Toss in medical and dental, and I’d be willing to get bitten by a radioactive spider. Totally worth it.

*I threw that in as a joke because some of you out there like to refer to Avengers as “Iron Man 3.” In fact, these two posts were written with my tongue firmly placed in my cheek. It was all just a bit of fun to pass the time. No feelings were hurt in the making of this post.

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