Captain America: Civil War is an incredible movie, something you’ve no doubt figured out for yourselves now that Marvel’s first Phase 3 film is finally playing in US theaters. However, while there’s no denying that this is quite possibly the studio’s finest effort yet, it’s hard as a comic book fan not to compare it to the tale it takes its name from.
Like The Winter Soldier before it and no doubt Ragnarok and Infinity War in a few years from now, it was made clear from the start that Captain America: Civil War wouldn’t be a direct adaptation of the source material. However, while the Russo Brothers definitely pay homage to the comics in some very smart and satisfying ways, there are still many moments it hurts to see left out.
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So, with that in mind, what you’ll find here is a breakdown of ten moments from Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s 2006 comic book series that we wish had made it to the big screen along with a look at both why they would or would not have worked in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Regardless of which category they fall into, these moments being left out of the movie may have been a big mistake…