Rumor: Who’s On Whose Side In Captain America: Civil War


(NOTE: This post discusses rumors that, if they turn out to be true, will be MAJOR SPOILERS for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Be forewarned if you read on!)

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Umberto Gonzalez and Heroic Hollywood are at it again. While not every scoop they are clued into turns out to be a big one, El Mayimbe and his team have been working pretty hard on getting intel on Captain America: Civil War. And Gonzalez is feeling good about his sources for his latest rumor, which involves who sides with Captain America and who sides with Iron Man.

If he’s right, the group that we saw standing united at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron — Captain America, Black Widow, War Machine, Vision, Scarlet Witch and Falcon — won’t be functioning as a cohesive unit for very long. Here are the teams as Heroic Hollywood sees them:

After we leave …

Some more room …

For potential spoilers

Okay, there we go.

Team Captain America

  • Captain America
  • Hawkeye
  • Falcon
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Ant-Man
  • Winter Soldier

Thoughts: Nothing too surprising here. Thanks to the post-credits scene of Ant-Man, we know that Cap and Falcon have tracked down Bucky, and that Falcon and Ant-Man have bonded over Scott kicking Sam’s butt. Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch also have a connection thanks to Clint giving Wanda a pep talk in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Team Iron Man

  • Iron Man
  • Vision
  • Spider-Man
  • Black Widow
  • War Machine

Thoughts: Rhodey would follow Tony, so War Machine is a natural. Vision showed his compassion in the little bit of time we’ve known him, but he’s a creature of logic and Stark’s former AI so I can see him on this side as well. The other two are harder to believe; Black Widow and Cap have been through a lot together, and Natasha should be wary of government groups by now, but Gonzalez goes out of his way to state that earlier reports of her siding with Steve Rogers are wrong. And while Spider-Man aligning with Iron Man and later switching sides is a huge story beat in the Civil War comic, there better be a darn good explanation as to why a teenaged Spidey would link up with the team I assume will be the one in favor of government oversight. Seems like he’d be more rebellious than that.

Plenty of food for thought here in any case, as we await the May 6, 2016 release of Captain America: Civil War.

Next: More Civil War: What About Black Panther?

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