As we get closer to the release of Captain America: Civil War, test audiences are seeing the movie, and now BMD has talked to sources that have seen it; and they said it’s very much so a continuation of The Winter Soldier, focusing on the relationship between Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes.
They also really liked the new additions the MCU gets with this movie (T’Challa/Black Panther and Peter Parker/Spider-Man), saying that no time is being wasted on Spider-Man’s origin and that that works very well. BMD:
“I’ve been told that Black Panther is phenomenal, and that Chadwick Boseman is a major addition to the MCU.”
Lastly, BMD adds:
“And I’ve been told that the last half hour of the film is brutal, both physically and emotionally. One person told me that the last act plays out as an emotional horror movie because the film gives both Tony and Steve solid reasoning, and because it truly makes you feel the depths of this schism.”
Of course this is just one person’s opinion, but still; it surely sounds promising, maybe even a little more like Batman à la Christopher Nolan than like the family-friendly MCU we know.
A little bit of personal speculation: Notice how it says “brutal, both physically and emotionally”. Could the fight at the airport we saw in the teaser trailer and many of the TV spots actually be the last showdown between the two ‘teams’? It would make sense since that also appeared to be the location we saw both teams clearly defined in in the super bowl spot. In case you need a reminder:
If this was the case, that would surely take care of the physical brutality. Now onto the emotional side of things: The background of this shot looks VERY much like an airport, probably the same one the fight happens at:
Now, if Rhodey was to die or get severely wounded in that fight, that could result in the Avengers setting their differences aside, regretting how things have escalated. But BMD says that the end of the movie also focuses on the moral dispute that sets off the whole thing in the first place? Don’t worry, I’ve got something for that, too.
Let’s assume Rhodey actually gets wounded or even killed. Keep in mind, he’s still a U.S. Army colonel; his death could very well get Steve Rogers arrested, which would bring us right to the famous court scene from the comics, which is also the scene of Captain America himself being assassinated; something that’s been teased and hinted at for as long as the movie has been in production.
What do you guys think? Let us know your own theories in the comments!