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Op-Ed: Looking ahead to “Captain America: Civil War”

By Tyler Ganis

“I’m sorry Tony, you know I wouldn’t do this if I had any other choice. But he’s my friend.”

“So was I.”

A civil war is defined as a war within, which is exactly what the new Marvel movie, “Captain America: Civil War” depicts. The movie features a feud between our favorite heroes, Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), which causes more of The Avengers, like Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawk Eye (Jeremy Renner) to choose a side. Two staple Avengers, Thor and The Hulk, are not involved in this chaos.

  Whenever I see a trailer on TV or as an advertisement for a YouTube video, it instantly saddens me. The characters we have all grown to love and cherish are fighting each other, thanks to Captain America’s old friend, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). The line is split right down the middle: nothing is the same as the past movies have been, no one is getting along.

There are many Marvel fanatics out there that have theories and discussions about the movie. Some rumor that someone dies, but I hope that doesn’t happen. Spiderman is also expected to make an appearance.

Looking ahead to the film’s release on May 6, I don’t see how it is possible for fans to pick a side. With less than a month to decide, fans will either be pitted against their favorite heroes, or, you could be like me and not pick one and just be indifferent about the whole thing.

The movie is very highly anticipated, projected to be a major box office hit and earn $1.6 million worldwide. Even though the movie will release right around final exam time, I’ll be sure to make room to fit “Captain America: Civil War” into my schedule.

Feature photo courtesy of Nerdist

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