But some are left wondering, “What is the civil war about?”
The basic issue at hand in “Civil War” is whether or not superheroes and those with special abilities should register with the government. Tony Stark initiates the program in an effort to keep people safe while Captain America vehemently opposes it.
The argument for registration is that like police officers and those in the military, superheroes should have proper training and accountability, which makes the public feel more safe. It also weeds out those who misuse their powers.
Those in the anti-registration camp say that being independent superheroes don’t have to follow a country’s political agenda by working for the government. It also protects a hero’s secret identity, keeping their families safe and able to maintain a “normal” life.
Everyone in the Marvel universe is forced to take a side, and the end result splits teams, friendships and families. The film is likely to have the same devastating effect in Marvel’s cinematic universe as it did the comics’ and it’s not guaranteed everyone will survive.
If you don’t already know which Civil War team you’re on take this quiz to find out.
1. What color do you prefer?
2. What is more important:
A. Stopping the bad guys.
B. Keeping the people safe.
3. The world needs superheroes because:
A. They fight the battles that regular people can’t.
B. They are given abilities that must be used to make the world a better place for everyone.
4. What do you value more:
5. How do you feel about the government?
A. Are you sure they’re always doing things for the right reasons?
B. It’s not perfect but changes can be made within the system.
6. What does “freedom” mean to you?
A. Being free to judge for myself what is right and wrong.
B. Being able to walk outside without fear of getting killed.
7. How far would you go to protect your friends?
A. I will stand by them no matter what, even if it costs my life.
B. I would keep them safe, even if it costs my friendship.
8. When things get tough you tell yourself:
A. “I can fight my way out of any situation.”
B. “I can think my way out of any situation.”
9. If you were a superhero would you want others to know your secret identity?
A. Uh, no That’s how superheroes get killed.
B. Why not? I don’t have to be afraid. I’m a superhero.
10. What if no ones else joins your team?
A. That doesn’t matter. I know I’m doing the right thing and I’ll keep going even if I’m the only one.
B. I’ll keep trying to convince other people that I’m right.
If you answered mostly A, you’re on Captain America’s team. If you answered mostly B, then you’re on Team Iron Man.