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United we stand. Divided we fall
―Tagline

Captain America: Civil War is an American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. The film is a sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Marvel officially confirmed the film on April 7, 2014, after a three-hundred million dollar gross in the opening weekend box office for The Winter Soldier.[1] The Russo Brothers returned for the third installment as directors alongside writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.[2]

Synopsis

Following the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This riot polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

Plot

The film opens in December, 1991, at a HYDRA base in Russia, where agents are running the Winter Soldier program. They awaken Bucky Barnes, one of the participants and Steve Rogers' best friend from World War II. He is subject to excruciating torture as the agents recondition his brain by reciting trigger words from a HYDRA journal until he is under their control. They send him on an extraction mission to recover a case of super soldier serum from the back of a vehicle.

In the present day, one year after the battle of Sokovia, the Avengers are on a mission in Lagos, facing off against Brock Rumlow and a team of mercenaries, who break into a lab to steal a biological weapon. After a fight, Rumlow taunts Steve that Bucky remembered him, and detonates a bomb strapped to his body. Wanda Maximoff contains the explosion and inadvertently releases it into a nearby building. She looks at the destruction in terror, and Steve calls for assistance.

At MIT, Tony Stark is giving a presentation to students, showing them a projection of the last time he saw his parents before their deaths. Downstairs, a woman confronts Tony after the presentation, telling him that her son was killed in Sokovia during one of the Avengers' battles, leaving Tony with intense guilt.

Steve and Wanda are watching news footage criticizing the Avengers when the Vision announces that Tony has arrived, bringing with him the Secretary of State, Thaddeus Ross. Secretary Ross presents the Avengers with the Sokovia Accords, legislation signed by 117 nations that would subject the Avengers to oversight from a United Nations panel, in response to previous incidents involving the team that resulted in mass destruction. The team is divided on the terms and break into debate. Steve receives a text informing him that Peggy Carter has died.


Cast

Gallery

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Videos

Trailers and Clips

Interviews

International premieres

Quotes

I have an equation.";
"Oh here we go."
"In the seven years since Mr. Stark revealed himself as Iron Man, the number of enhanced individuals has risen exponentially. Our very strength invites conflict. And conflict breeds catastrophe. Oversight... Oversight should not be dismissed off hand."
"Boom.
―Vision, Wilson and Rhodey
(Sees Spider-Man crawling on the window) "What the h*ll is that!?"
(Grumbles)"Everybody's got a gimmick now."
―Bucky and Wilson
Oh this is bad. You gotta take this into the shop."
"Who's talking?"
"It's your conscience. We haven't talked lately.
―Ant-Man taunts Tony as he damages his Iron Man armor


Trivia

  • The containment unit that Bucky is held in is number "D23", which is the name of the Disney Fan Club.
  • Bucky loses his arm in this film, which happens in almost all of Marvel's Phase Two films as their homage to The Empire Strikes Back, including a tactic during the airport battle where Spider-Man, Iron Man and War Machine take down Ant-Man.
  • This is the highest grossing film of the entire Captain America trilogy.
  • Each faction's reasons for their choice.
    • Pro-Accords
      • Tony Stark: massive guilt for the Battle of Sokovia.
      • Natasha Romanoff: guilt from her pre-S.H.I.E.L.D. life.
      • Vision: Believes the Accords are logically the best choice.
      • James Rhodes: A U.S. military officer; loyally follows orders.
      • T'Challa: Misguided revenge.
      • Peter Parker: Inexperienced superhero and big fan of Tony Stark.
    • Anti-Accords
      • Steve Rogers: Doesn't trust governments after the HYDRA debacle.
      • Sam Wilson: Steve's friend and fellow believer in putting lives above laws.
      • Bucky Barnes: Clear his name and stop the other Winter Soldiers.
      • Scott Lang: His morals align against the Accords.
      • Clint Barton: Has no real reason; he simply joined because Steve called for help before Tony.
      • Wanda Maximoff: Tired of being feared and blamed by governments because of her powers. Encouraged by Clint.
  • Bruce Banner/Hulk was originally going to appear in the end credits scene but was cut out as they ultimately felt it was too much of a spoiler for Thor: Ragnarok, although he was technically in the movie as in a scene when Thunderbolt Ross was showing footage from the Battle of New York, Hulk was jumping from building to building causing debris to fall and hit people.
  • This is the last Marvel Cinematic Universe film to have an individual Blu-ray release and a Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/Digital HD combo pack. Starting with Doctor Strange, all future Marvel Cinematic Universe films will have Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo packs and Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo packs.
  • In Spider-Man: Homecoming, some parts during the airport scene in Captain America: Civil War were seen in Peter Parker/Spider-Man's blog.
  • In Spider-Man: Far From Home. Quentin Beck is seen at the backstage as Tony Stark delivers his speech for the September Foundation and introduction of BARF.
  • This is the first appearance of Tom Holland as Spider-Man.
  • Its revealed that Peter has been Spider-Man for 6 months, meaning that Uncle Ben had died about 6-7 months before the events of this film.
  • Tony and Steve don't interact, nor does Cap get his shied back until 7 years later, in Avengers: Endgame.
  • In the comics, the Civil War also involved the reveal of secret identities of the superheroes.

Future

It was revealed in April 2021 that a fourth film was in the works with Anthony Mackie as Captain America and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, following the finale of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.[3]

References


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Media
Movies: The AvengersIron Man 3Thor: The Dark WorldCaptain America: The Winter SoldierGuardians of the GalaxyAvengers: Age of UltronAnt-ManCaptain America: Civil WarDoctor StrangeGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Spider-Man: HomecomingThor: RagnarokBlack PantherAvengers: Infinity WarAnt-Man and the WaspCaptain MarvelAvengers: EndgameSpider-Man: Far From HomeBlack WidowShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Upcoming: EternalsSpider-Man: No Way HomeDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessThor: Love and ThunderBlack Panther: Wakanda ForeverThe MarvelsAnt-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3Fantastic FourBladeDeadpool 3Captain America 4

TV Shows:
Marvel Television: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Agent CarterDaredevilJessica JonesLuke CageIron FistThe DefendersInhumansThe PunisherRunawaysCloak & DaggerHelstrom
Marvel Studios: WandaVisionThe Falcon and The Winter SoldierLokiWhat If...?HawkeyeMs. MarvelMoon KnightShe-HulkSecret InvasionIronheartArmor WarsI Am GrootEchoUntitled Agatha Harkness show
Specials: Marvel Studios: Assembling a UniverseMarvel 75 Years: From Pulp to PopThe Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Cancelled: InhumansNew Warriors
Marvel One-Shots: Item 47Agent CarterAll Hail the King
Books: The Art of Marvel's The AvengersThor: The Dark World: Warriors of the RealmsCaptain America: The Winter Soldier – The Movie StorybookCaptain America: The Winter Soldier: Rescue at SeaThe Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Video games: Marvel Avengers: Battle for EarthIron Man 3: The Official GameDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionMarvel: Contest of ChampionsMarvel: Avengers AllianceMarvel vs. Capcom series (Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite)
Soundtracks: ThorThe AvengersIron Man 3Captain America: The Winter SoldierGuardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 2Black WidowShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Disney Parks
Avengers Campus(Avengers Campus (Disney California Adventure)/Avengers Campus (Walt Disney Studios Park)/Stark Expo (Hong Kong Disneyland)) • Avengers QuinjetAnt-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic RewindGuardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!Iron Man ExperienceIron Man Tech ShowcaseIron Man JukeboxMarvel's Mission: Dimensions of DangerSuper Hero HQThe AnnexWeb Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure

Entertainment: Avengers Training InitiativeDoctor Strange: Journey into the Mystic ArtsGuardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!Marvel Heroes UniteMarvel Comic AcademyStark Expo présente : une énergie pour demain!
Restaurants: Pym Test Kitchen
Shops: Expo ShopPavilion GiftsThe Collector’s Warehouse
Firework: Disney Movie MagicILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationWorld of Color: Celebrate!

Characters
Heroes: Iron ManPepper PottsWar MachineHulkThor OdinsonJane FosterBlack WidowHawkeyeCaptain AmericaPeggy CarterSam Wilson/Falcon/Captain AmericaNick FuryStar-LordGamoraDrax the DestroyerGrootRocket RaccoonMantisScarlet WitchQuicksilverVisionHank PymJanet van DyneHope van DyneScott LangBlack PantherShuriOkoyeNakiaSpider-ManDoctor StrangeHeimdallValkyrieCaptain MarvelMonica RambeauDaredevilJessica JonesLuke CageIron FistRed GuardianMelina VostokoffYelena BelovaShang-ChiKaty ChenMs. MarvelHawkeye (Kate Bishop)Deadpool

Villains: LeaderAbominationWhiplashJustin HammerRed SkullLoki LaufeysonThanosAldrich KillianTrevor SlatteryEric SavinEllen BrandtMalekithAlgrimThe Winter SoldierAlexander PierceCrossbonesArnim ZolaThe OtherNebulaRonan the AccuserKorath the PursuerCollectorUlysses KlaueUltronBaron StruckerWilson Fisk/KingpinKilgraveBaron ZemoCottonmouthBlack MariahShadesDiamondbackKarl MordoKaeciliusBride of Nine SpidersEgo the Living PlanetAyeshaTaserfaceThe VultureShockerTinkererMaximusSurturHelaErik KillmongerGhostSonny BurchYon-RoggDr. Minn-ErvaSupreme IntelligenceEbony MawCorvus GlaiveProxima MidnightCull ObsidianMorgan le FayMysterioAgatha HarknessValentina Allegra de FontaineKang/He Who RemainsTaskmasterGeneral DreykovWenwuDeath DealerRazor FistDoctor OctopusGreen GoblinElectro
Other characters: Phil CoulsonMaria HillJ.A.R.V.I.S.Erik SelvigMaya HansenHarley KeenerOdin BorsonVolstaggHogunFandralSifHappy HoganSharon CarterSenator SternDarcy LewisFriggaBorRhomann DeyYondu UdontaCarinaIrani RaelVice President RodriguezHoward the DuckGarthan SaalCosmo the SpacedogEdwin JarvisCassandra LangStickAncient OneClaire TempleChristine PalmerHoward StarkAunt MayEverett RossBetty BrantMichelle JonesNed LeedsRamondaM'BakuZuriT'ChakaF.R.I.D.A.Y.GooseMar-VellMorgan StarkJ. Jonah JamesonPunisherTrish WalkerJeri HogarthMisty KnightColleen WingKaren PageTina Minoru
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters: Daisy Johnson/QuakeGrant WardLeo FitzJemma SimmonsMelinda MayJohn GarrettMichael PetersonFranklin HallAce PetersonChan Ho YinMiles LydonVictoria HandAkela AmadorRainaElliot RandolphIan QuinnLoreleiAudrey NathanAgent KoenigAntoine TriplettMockingbirdAbsorbing ManAgent 33Isabelle HartleyLance HunterDaniel WhitehallCalvin ZaboRobert GonzalesAlphonso MackenzieLincoln CampbellGordonYo-YoGhost Rider (Johnny Blaze)Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes)Holden RadcliffePatriotKasiusSinaraSargeIzelPhil Coulson (LMD)Freddy MalickErnest KoenigViolaSibylNathaniel MalickThomas WardKoraGrillEllen NadeerChristian Ward
Inhumans characters: Black BoltMedusa AmaquelinCrystal AmaquelinKarnakGorgon
Runaways characters: Alex WilderNico MinoruKarolina DeanGertrude YorkesChase SteinMolly Hernandez
Cloak & Dagger characters: Tyrone Johnson/CloakTandy Bowen/DaggerMayhem
WandaVision characters: Sharon Davis/Mrs. HartTodd Davis/Mr. HartRalph BohnerAbilash Tandon/NormHarold Proctor/Phil JonesCommercial ManCommercial WomanDennisSarah Proctor/Dottie JonesIsabel Matsueda/BeverlyJohn Collins/HerbAgent Franklin/BeekeeperSeñor ScratchyDoctor NielsonBilly MaximoffTommy MaximoffDirector HaywardAgent Monti/The StrongmanAgent RodriguezDr. HighlandSparkyMajor GoodnerEvanora HarknessIryna MaximoffOlek Maximoff
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier characters: John Walker/U.S. AgentKarli MorgenthauJoaquin TorresSarah WilsonDr. RaynorYoriLeahLemar Hoskins/BattlestarIsaiah BradleyEli BradleyOlivia WalkerSelbyDr. Nagel
Loki characters: Sylvie LaufeydottirMobiusRavonna RenslayerHunter B-15CaseyMiss MinutesHunter C-20Kid LokiAlligator LokiClassic LokiBoastful LokiPresident LokiTime KeepersAlioth
What If...? characters: The Watcher

Episodes
ABC: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode listAgent Carter episode listInhumans episode list
Netflix: Daredevil episode listJessica Jones episode listLuke Cage episode listIron Fist episode listThe Defenders episode listThe Punisher episode list
Hulu: Runaways episode list
Freeform: Cloak & Dagger episode list
Disney+: WandaVision episode listThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier episode listLoki episode listWhat If...? episode list
Songs
"Shoot To Thrill" • "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" • "Trouble Man" • "Hooked on a Feeling" • "Spirit In The Sky" • "Cherry Bomb" • "Come and Get Your Love" • "I Want You Back" • "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" • "Go All The Way" • "Moonage Daydream" • "I'm Not In Love" • "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" • "O-o-h Child" • "Magic" • "Live To Rise" • "I've Got No Strings" • "Left Hand Free" • "Mr. Blue Sky" • "The Chain" • "Born to Be Wild" • "Immigrant Song" • "C'mon Get Happy" • "Twilight Time" • "Holding Out for a Hero" • "Demons" • "Dark Moon" • "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)" • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" • "A Whole New World" • "Let It Go" • "Into the Unknown"

Original Songs: "A Newlywed Couple" • "WandaVision!" • "We Got Something Cooking" • "Making It Up As We Go Along" • "Let's Keep It Going" • "Agatha All Along" • "Jeg Saler Min Ganger"

Weapons/Objects
Super Soldier SerumCaptain America's ShieldMjolnirTesseractLoki's ScepterIron Man (armor)ExtremisIron LegionIron Patriot (armor)AetherInfinity StonesCentipede0-8-4Berserker StaffWidow's BiteEXO-7 FalconOrbUniversal WeaponGravitoniumPym ParticlesDivinerVibraniumInfinity GauntletWeb-ShootersTemPad
Vehicles
S.H.I.E.L.D. HelicarrierQuinjetValkyrieMilanoThe BusDark AsterLola
Organizations/Groups
AvengersChitauriStark IndustriesS.H.I.E.L.D.A.I.M.AsgardiansFire DemonsDark ElvesFrost GiantsHYDRAWorld Security CouncilGuardians of the GalaxyNova CorpsKreeSakaaransRising TideCentipede ProjectCybertekXandariansStrikeRavagersInhumansThe HandDefendersBlack OrderEternalsFantastic FourS.W.O.R.D.United NationsFlag SmashersTime Variance AuthorityVariants
Locations
New York (state)New York CityAvengers TowerAsgardIndiaStuttgartGermanyNine RealmsLondonEnglandProject P.E.G.A.S.U.S.Tony Stark's MansionTriskelionWakandaXandarMorag • Guest House • The HubKnowhereShawarma PalaceSanctuaryHong KongEgoNew Avengers FacilityVormirQuantum RealmNew JerseyWestviewMassachusettsRalph Bohner's HouseLamentis-1The VoidCitadel at the End of TimeSan Francisco
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