Written By: Brandon
Throughout many different fandoms and universes, there have been instances where two commanding super forces collide, leaving fans at awe with what they are witnessing. Some examples of these cataclysmic encounters are Vader vs Skywalker, Kirk vs Khan, Batman vs Superman and many more. In the Marvel Universe, one of these incredible battles takes place during a series that divides the superhero community and changes the world entirely. This is known as Marvel: Civil War Series. Over the years, I have grown to truly honor and appreciate the storyline in the series and have collected numerous comics. It was become one of my favorite series, not only because of the intriguing storyline and action but also because you get to learn more about the beloved heroes and where their allegiance truly lies.
Within the story, heroes are asked to register their identities, a task not so easy for some superheroes. To a hero, their identity is sacred and is an ideal that should never be surrendered. One of the most respected and honorable heroes, Captain America, becomes the face of the anti-registration movement and clashes with longtime friend and ally: Iron- Man. Comic lovers dive into a world where friends clash, enemies turn into allies, and people’s true natures are revealed. Next year, fans will also experience some of this in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. While I understand this film will not cover everything in the series, I am still equally excited to see what Marvel does with exciting new chapter in the MCU.
Now imagine a world where you are a superhero, living in this exact universe where you have a choice: serve the government & register or become a rebel and join the resistance. The question is…which would you choose? For some this may come with any strain of difficulty because you know the type of person you are and where your ideals stand. Personally, I know I would side with Captain America. I believe that we as citizens of this country have a choice and when that choice becomes threatened or altered; we have a right to stand up for ourselves. However, Tony Stark thinks that heroes should be responsible with their powers and be held accountable. Stark believes that pushing forward with the registration is the best option, given the unfortunate deaths due to Supers that occurred in Stamford, Connecticut. Being anonymous gives the masks the option to hide in plain sight as their secret identities. Although the government has made a drastic response to situation, Stark believes that this is ultimately what is best.
Super strength and flight are great powers however a hero’s identity is unique and makes fans love them even more, powers or not. It is for that reason why I feel that if I were a hero in this era, I would side with Cap.
With the movie quickly approaching, I would like to engage you readers and ask to think about which side you would side with given the example above. Do you believe that as citizens of this country have a moral obligation to do what is right and just or do you favor your freedom to stand up against tyranny and other forms of oppression? The choice as always falls toward you. With the film however, I am eagerly awaiting its arrival and feel it will be one of if not the best movies in Marvel Phase 3. I will save my predications for another time, however there are 2 big areas I feel Marvel will definitely address: Tony Stark’ ascension to the head of S.H.I.E.LD. and also…Captain America’s death! I know the last one has been mentioned in much talk and speculation however a big part of me feels that these are 2 big areas Marvel will have to address moving forward. This is just my little theory, and I would like to conclude this blog by once again asking you all to think about where you think you would stand and what you think will happen in this intriguing film.