Civil War: a highly intense, large scale conflict, between organized groups within the same state or republic. The aim of one side may be to take control of the country or a region, to achieve independence for a region, or to change government policies. Civil wars may result in large numbers of casualties and the consumption or destruction of significant resources.
Okay, now that we know what exactly a civil war is and what it can involve, how does this apply to Captain America: Civil War. The short answer is just read that comic. The more detailed answer, is not as simple as you might think, at least, not for the MCU version. If you watched Winter Soldier and Age Of Ultron, you’ll see that those events make Steve Rogers question the very existence of being in the role that he is in: A leader. More importantly a leader of heroes, trying to save the world from evil, in any form. Enter Tony Stark.
Stark believes in the government. He believes in S.H.E.I.L.D. He believes in The Avengers. And with that, he is going to be a full supporter for the Hero Registration act. What is this law? It involves all heroes, super or not, to be registered in some government data base who they are beneath the mask. Stark is for it. Rogers is not. And that’s where Spider-man comes in. Stark convinces the web-head to reveal to the world who he is when he’s not playing as spidey. And that reveal not only shocks the world, but sets off Rogers into a fury. Who would’ve guessed this unassuming “kid” was the wall crawler of New York City? Hence Spider-man is the root cause for the Civil War.
So with all the recent announcements of Captain America: Civil War of late, particularly who’s joining this massive ensemble, all that remains is who is going to be playing the MCU Spider-man? While we have our suspicions and desires just whom it be, that still remains to be seen. We can tell you that with the latest additions to the cast, we can only expect the Spider-man announcement to be next. You heard it here first fans. That announcement is next and hopefully no later than Monday, May 11th. More than likely this special reveal, will be held out until the San Diego Comic Con, in July. Stay Tuned.
SIDE NOTE: Wouldn’t it be awesome if Marvel announced who the new actor is via the same press conference style as depicted in Civil War? Hide the actors face in a mask and all? How cool would that be? Watch it be Tobey Maguire.