The last time fans saw the cinematic Avengers in action, a new squad had just formed at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. And while we haven't seen that team in action together yet, according to Captain America: Civil War producer Nate Moore, by the time Civil War hits, the team will have been in action and working closely together for about a year.
“So Cap, and Falcon, and Wanda, and Natasha, and War Machine, and Vision… they’ve been a group for a year,” Moore told Nerdist. “So they’re probably a little bit closer than that first group of Avengers, who [were] really just pulled from opposite ends of the Earth to do this one thing.”
“That’s why Civil War is powerful, because it’s not a bunch of people who just met each other arguing,” Moore continued. “It’s a bunch of people who spent a year together kind of growing as a unit and becoming real friends all of a sudden being pulled apart.”
According to Nerdist, the Sokovia Accords, which drive Cap and Iron Man apart, are designed to bring superheroes under government regulation - something Tony supports, and Cap opposes.
Speaking of people who will be pulled apart, one-time comic book couple Vision and Scarlet Witch will find themselves on opposite sides of Civil War's conflict, with Vision joining Team Iron Man and Wanda on Team Cap. Unlike comic books, the pair aren't necessarily romantically linked in the film, but according to Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch, the pair still share a "uniquely special" connection.
“I think there’s something unique in the fact that her powers come from the same thing that powers him,” Olsen told CinemaBlend, speaking of the Mind Stone that powered Loki’s staff and is now set in Vision’s forehead. “And that is how we made them have that kind of, that specifically in common -- as opposed to it being something else that the comics, kind of created, just being pure romance. But they do have something uniquely special, because of that."
For fans with the endurance to do so, Fandango is now advertising a Civil War movie marathon, similar to what they've done in the past. Select theaters will reportedly show Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Age of Ultron all leading up to Captain America: Civil War. Participating theaters have not yet been listed.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6.