The Road to Civil War has been quite exciting, hasn’t it? Since 2008 we’ve been on a cinematic journey with Marvel Studios and their comic book characters, including both Iron Man and Captain America. Arguably the two greatest and most popular heroes in the MCU, their personally journeys have been the most fleshed out over the last 8 years. Why? Although it may not be confirmed, Marvel has been planning to adapt one of their best comic book storylines to ever hit the pages, Civil War.
While Captain America: Civil War is not a direct adaptation of the beloved story arc, it still features its solid roots, the brewing confrontation between Iron Man and Captain America. Through over a dozen movies, Marvel has quietly planted the seeds for this film. Really hitting a tipping point in moments in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Civil War sees Tony Stark backing the government for the MCU version of the “Superhero Registration Act”, where they believe their needs to be a system of accountability with a governing body to oversee and direct the Avengers and their actions. This move ends with two camps, one led by Captain America, who believes the Avengers should remain free to defend humanity, and the other by Tony Stark.
You may be wondering why all the sudden these heroes are taking off the gloves and going multiple rounds with each other out of nowhere. Like I mentioned above, it’s been slowly building over the entire MCU, especially the last 5 years or so. And if you follow the MCU as closely as I do, it’s easy to see how Steve Rogers and Tony Stark would be on opposite sides of the battle. Civil War is FINALLY officially hitting theaters this weekend, and while we’re all anxiously waiting to see this epic fight go down, let’s take a look back at how exactly we go to this point. Huge shoutout to MCUExchange on YouTube for piecing together the following video of footage from the years that has paved the road to Civil War: