About a month ago I posted about the early Captain America: Civil War rumors including which heroes would be represented on each side. That appears to have changed slightly according to a scoop by Heroic Hollywood. Per his source, here’s the characters that make up each team:
TEAM CAPTAIN AMERICA
1) Captain America
4) Scarlet Witch
6) The Winter Soldier
TEAM IRON MAN
1) Iron Man
2) The Vision
4) Black Widow
5) War Machine
The one up there that was a shock to me was seeing Black Widow numbered as a member of Team Iron Man. Early reports had her siding with Cap and she certainly has closer connections with Hawkeye and Captain America than she does with Tony. Rumors have been circulating that there might be a “double agent” among the teams that ends up shaking things up during the movie. The most obvious candidate (for the reasons stated above) would be Black Widow. However, I don’t know if that isn’t “too” obvious and might instead be used as a smoke screen. The only other characters i could see potentially being the double agent are either Hawkeye (who has been tight with the government for years and obviously is close with Natasha) or Vision (due to his relationship with Scarlet Witch in the comics. Since Scarlet Witch was so anti-Tony in Age of Ultron i don’t see that working the other way around).
So why not Spider-Man. Here’s my thought on him. Spidey is an unknown commodity at this point and it wouldn’t make sense for him to be a double agent. I could see the potential for him to switch sides during the movie (initially joining Team Iron Man because he idolized Tony, only to switch to Team Cap after he sees the lines Tony is willing to cross to win the fight), but I doubt he would be secretly working for one team because before this movie he has no ties to either side. Plus the rumors right now seem to indicate that Spider-Man and Ant Man will only have brief cameos anyway and won’t factor into the action much.
The one other detail to point out is that Black Panther, a hero who is confirmed to be in Civil War, was not included on either team. It’s been stated by Kevin Feige himself that Black Panther will be neutral during the skirmish.
The official plot synopsis states: “Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.”
What do you think? Are you Team captain America or Team Iron Man? Will the events in the film play out similar to the comics or will the filmmakers have some tricks up their sleeve? Captain America: Civil War is set to arrive in US theaters May 6, 2016.