Updated Captain America: Civil War Synopsis Sheds More Light On The Plot


Thanks to EW’s recent coverage and the first trailer, we now know quite a bit about Captain America: Civil War. Of course, a lot of the film is still under wraps, but as we slowly approach its release, more and more layers are starting to be peeled back.

The latest nugget of information arrives in the form of an updated plot synopsis, which is admittedly pretty similar to the last one. Check it out below.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Again, this is mostly unchanged from what we previously saw. The new synopsis does lay out each team’s motivations though, giving us a clearer idea of what they’ll be fighting for in the film.

And speaking of those teams, in case you haven’t been keeping up, Team Cap consists of Hawkeye, Falcon, The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Agent 13 and Scarlet Witch, while Team Iron Man is comprised of Black Widow, War Machine, Vision and Black Panther.

Captain America: Civil War storms into theaters on May 6th, 2016.