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Marvel’s CIVIL WAR II: Second Engagement

With the future hanging in the balance, Iron Man and Captain Marvel clash over exactly how best to stem the tide in this latest crossover epic!

Can’t we all just get along? It doesn’t look like it especially if you’re a Marvel Super Hero. The big-screen action hit film Captain America: Civil War adapted one of the more interesting and far-reaching arcs ever presented within the scope of the Marvel Universe’s landscape. In that first series by Mark Miller and Steve McNiven lines are drawn when a rogue villain goes nuclear and takes with him an innocent population. The Avengers, including Captain America and Iron Man are forced to intervene, especially since it looks as if some “super heroes” may have been at fault for causing the accident.


The US government of course decides that it’s time that these so-called “superheroes” step up the plate and demand that heroes, like the members of the Avenges, are registered with the government and collaborate as agents on behalf of the world’s best interests. This does not sit well with Cap who feels that it would infringe on the civil liberties of the masked community, while Tony Stark thinks it’s a good idea to comply with the order. With these two major forces on either end of the spectrum, it isn’t long before the heroes begin to pick sides and “civil war” among the Marvel Super Heroes ensues.

The sequel, timed to coincide with the release of the new Captain America sequel of the same name, written by Brian Michael Bendis with arc by David Marquez isn’t a big leap from its predecessor, but it does take advantage of the complex evolutionary turn that has taken over the Marvel Universe after the recent “earth-shattering” event of the Secret Wars II. After the Marvel multiverse collapses and has time to reasssert itself into its current configuration, as the dust settles new alliances have emerged and the species of “Inhumans” have endured.

Civil War II pits Iron Man once again on one side, although this time around, Stark is destraught and mourning the loss of a dear friend when a mission to take on the villainous Thanos goes horribly wrong.  The leader of the Ultimates, a newly sanctioned version of the Avengers that works alongside S.H.I.E.L.D., is Carol Danvers, the newly minted heir to the title of  Captain Marvel. Carol learns of an Inhuman — a young man named Ulysses — that has just discovered his gift to see into the future. The captain seizes on what she believes is a tactical advantage, and when Ulysses has a vision about an imminent attack from Thanos, the Ultimates spring into action.

Iron Man prepares for the fight of his life taking on the Ultimates and the Inhumans in a bid to save the Marvel Universe present from its future in Civil War II.

The battle comes at a cost when James Rhodes, War Machine — friend to Stark and Danvers lover is killed by the raging Thanos. Although Stark had warned Danvers about tampering with the future, Captain Marvel believes that she is working in the best interests of everyone. When Tony learns that Carol’s brash tactics have resulted in the death of War Machine and has put She-Hulk in a coma, the Iron Man suits up and decides to take initiative of his own.

The Iron Man’s action could lead to an internation incident when he kidnaps Ulysses who is under the protection of Medusa the Queen of the Inhumans. Tony means to learn exactly how the young man is able to see into the future, but there is no way that he can stop the full force of the Ultimates and the Inhumans from coming down around his ears. Iron Man may have his hands full, with no other choice but to summon the Avengers in for support, but when these forces clash whose side will come out on top?

That’s the question as Civil War II continues to unravel.




The Super Bowl Pulls No Punches

Heading into the midst of a golden Super Bowl weekend, the studios hard hit with their own brand of “super” indeed.

The Man of Steel faces off against the Dark Knight in a confrontation so epic it’s going to spell “doomsday” for one of them and bring in the dawn for a league of justice.

It may only be the beginning of the year, but with Super Bowl Sunday captivating more than 100 million television viewers world wide, the studios have upped the ante with longer teases and full-on trailers for their upcoming summer movie slate — and then some! Warner Brothers and Fox studios were leading the pack running cleverly marketed ads that promoted the upcoming Marvel property Deadpool but with the most anticipated game of the year on everyone’s mind, it was a no-brainer that the summer’s big screen brawl took some honors.

Gotham City and her sister city Metropolis were both at the center of airline tourism ads to position Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) encouraged visitor come to Gotham and enjoy the nightlife as well as visit the opera, and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) suggests that the newly rebuilt Metropolis has even more to offer. Either way it’s fans who end winning as the messaging is clear…the dawn is near!

Another trailer that garnered just as much attention and is also pitting two of its titular tentpole stars against one another is the trailer to Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War the sequel to Winter Soldier takes much of its cue from the events in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron — that film’s most pivotal scene came from a quiet moment between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) as the two friends and warriors discuss their mission and the consequences of their heroics.

Whose side are you going to be one when Civil War breaks out this summer on the big screen?

In the upcoming Civil War Cap finds himself choosing sides when a close friend and ally becomes a target and lines are drawn in the sand. Interesting that two of the big blockbusters and major superhero franchise films are pitting its big guns against one another! Undoubtedly one day Captain America versus Batman will draw just as much attention. Other Avengers making Super Bowl appearances included the diminutive Ant-Man stealing a Coke from the incredible Hulk.

Also making the grade for raising the stakes is the next installment from Michael Bay’s revisiting of his 80’s toy box as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is introduced and reveals some fan favorites that just didn’t make it into the first film. Bay has practically thrown everything but the kitchen sink into this sequel including some classic sidekicks and villains. Fans can expect Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) and the evil Krang to pop in!

One thing is for certain with millions tuning in, the super franchises are ready to make plays of their own to pull us in and keep us engaged this season at a theater near you!

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in March with Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War premiering in May.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” Trailer is No Holds Barred!


It’s WAR! Captain America takes on Iron Man in the next episode in Marvel Films cinematic universe…and he’s bringing along some friends.

It’s hard to imagine discord in the Marvel Comics universe but one of the publishing giant’s greatest moments came with the crossover event “Civil War” which pitted Avengers and allies; on one side the forces of Captain America facing the corporate might of the United States government and Iron Man.

Although both had the best of intentions, Cap and Tony found themselves at odds over the government implementing a mandate that any and all super-powered individuals be registered with the government, and by order serve when called upon. Captain America believed this action to be an infringement on the individuals civil rights, while Iron Man was convinced it was every hero’s social responsibility.

It’s war! Avenger vs. Avenger…”Civil War” is about to get the big screen treatment next summer.

The epic saga played out over several months in 2006 and into 2007 under the watchful creative arc of writer Mark Millar. The series also had repercussions throughout the Marvel Universe, and played out in practically every one of its monthly publications — especially profound was the impact on Spider-Man as Peter Parker found himself revealing his secret identity publicly at Iron Man’s insistence, but when a battle with Captain America’s resistance force ends in a major casualty, Parker switches sides.

The storyline resulted in several “Avengers Initiatives” afterwards, until Captain America finally resurfaces to oppose a rogue nation.

Iron Man and Captain America ultimately must but their differences aside when they discover the truth in their folly. As Avenger battled Avenger, the villainous Norman Osborn inserted himself into world affairs and ultimately places every major super villain in a position of power!

This confrontation eventually plays out, and the Marvel Universe has never been the same, and now the battle will play out on the big screen when the Captain America: Civil War the third in the series of solo films featuring the “First Avenger”, but how will fans react when Cap faces off against his fellow Avenger Tony Stark. If the just released trailer is any indications…sparks will fly!