Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War

Stephanie Ramirez

A cold storm is brewing in Disney’s film adaptation of Marvel’s most anticipated antagonist vs antagonist fight, “Captain America: Civil War,” where both Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans reprise their roles as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Steve Rogers/Captain America.

Taking place a year after the battle between Ultron and The Avengers, the mighty heroes are faced with either giving up their freedom to the federal government, in the process of monitoring their superhuman abilities or retire for good, after the destruction and loss of human life from their battles. Stark and Rogers are both on opposite positions on this view, leading to a divide between the heroes.
The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) side with Captain America, while Vision (Paul Bettany), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), War Machine (Don Cheadle), and newcomers Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) team up with Iron Man.

From their 2014 box office hit, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” American film and television directing duo Anthony and Joseph Russo have once again triumphed with how riveting the entire film has come to be. Though it nearly hits the two and a half hour mark, the film stays consistent with the storyline, unlike another film that had the same concept (I’m looking at you, Zack Snyder).
The action keeps the audience on the edge of their seat, captivating them every step of the way. Two actors who highlighted in the film are, Holland’s portrayal as Peter Parker/Spider Man and Boseman’s portrayal as T’Challa/Black Panther.

To many spectators, Holland wasn’t seen as an appropriate choice to play the New Yorker web slinger. Fans will be more than pleased to know that Holland’s representation demonstrates a quirky, but entertaining element in his character. Marvel devotees don’t have to be bitten by a radioactive spider to relate to the humorous teen.

For those who still aren’t convinced, start getting used to the London native as Spider-Man since he’s expected to release his solo film, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017.

Boseman on the other hand, generates a dark and mysterious demeanor for the fictional Wakandian character Black
Panther. He illustrates his character exceptionally well that viewers wouldn’t have noted that the actor is actually a South Carolina native.

The introduction of the character is puzzling since this is his first time being featured in the Marvel cinematic universe but nevertheless, the character is written with mystery since fans will be seeing more of him as Boseman will be part of a five picture deal with Marvel as well as a solo Black Panther film, scheduled for release in February 2018.

Comic book fans and moviegoers, who have been following since the start of “The Avengers,” can equally enjoy this action-packed film, whether they’re Team Iron Man or Team Captain America.

For those who already know Marvel’s famous post-credit scenes, there is a little snippet in the end of the film. “Captain America: Civil War,” premiered May 6. Tickets are available at the box office or on