2016 will be the year of heroes vs. heroes. Not only do we have the Dark Knight and Man of Steel going at it in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but a couple of months later the entire Avengers roster will be at war. Captain America: Civil War is Marvel's next major event, and it finds the team split due to ideological differences between Captain America and Iron Man. There have been hints of growing tension between the two for a while, but with the government seeking to impose harsher restrictions on superheroes after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, that tension has reached a boiling point.
Chris Evans spoke to EW about where Captain America stands on an issue that doesn't have any easy answers.
“In most of the movies, there’s no question who we should be siding with,” Evans says. “We all agree Nazis are bad, aliens from space are bad. But this movie’s the first time where you really have two points of view. It becomes a question of morality and I don’t think [Cap] has ever been so uncertain with what right and wrong is.”
So it's not unlike some of the national security questions faced in this country today, continuing a theme that really began with the excellent Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Captain America: Civil War opens May 6th 2016.