Get ready for Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Don't worry if you didn't know you had already lived through Phase One and Phase Two, and feel free to refer to the last few years at the multiplex as The Multispandex.* The comic books company is now planning which of its titles to next bring to the big screen. According to Uproxx, it will probably be Civil War, "one of Marvel’s most scorned crossovers in recent years." Civil War tells of how the Avengers assemble once again, but this time there is a split in ideology, "with Iron Man pulling for heroes to register and join law enforcement, while Captain America stood against it because something something freedom. Then they fight."
No doubt the rumor that Civil War will be a movie comes after news that Robert Downey Jr. will join the cast of Captain America 3, for a reported $40 million and a percentage of the ridiculous profits the movie will make. As far as Marvel is concerned, Civil War is "the event that changed the Marvel Universe forever!" It will be interesting to see if moviegoers are willing to see two of their most beloved heroes as enemies, and as Uproxx notes, there is no reason to think that the films will be fully faithful to the comics. "Like we said above, it’s actually a good idea, but it’s going to require a lot of nuance and care to make it really work. And, of course, the Cinematic Universe has never been truly beholden to the comics, picking and choosing what works best."
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