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What CIVIL WAR Means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Big news, true believers! Iron Man is joining Steve Rogers for his latest solo adventure in Captain America 3, and it sounds like the plot might adapt a story you’ll be familiar with from the comics: Civil War! Yes, Civil War is coming to the MCU, but how? When? Why? Wha?!

Join Jessica Chobot as she addresses your most burning questions. How could the Superhero Registration Act factor into a Marvel universe without secret identities? How can Civil War work without Spider-Man? What does this kind of move mean for the next Avengers flick and the rest of Phase III? When is someone gonna throw down with Thanos already?! Find out on today’s Nerdist News!

Thanks for watching the show today, don’t forget to drop on by for a fresh episode tomorrow, and let us know in the comments below whether you think the MCU is ready for Civil War!

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  1. Bob says:

    THERE IS NO CIVIL WAR COMING TO THE MCU! This hasn’t been confirmed at all!  

  2. My big issue is the “Rumoured to be subtitled either civil war or fallen son”. So it’s a rumour about what may or may not be one of two possible choices. Also lets not for get that the Russo brothers themselves said that a Civil War movies was “Highly Unlikely”


  4. JJ82 says:

    Boo this shit. I don’t want Iron Man mucking up the FAR superior Captain America.  

    • Stephanie says:

      I am 100% in agreement with this statement.  I love Downey, and the Iron Man/Avengers are all super fun, but I don’t want the Captain America movies to become “the Iron Man show.”  
      They are the only movies in the series that stand on their own without the super hero element as a great war movie and an even greater spy movie.

  5. Justin says:

    Wo woooo woo! Stop the clock! Did you say gremlins two?

  6. Personally, I’m all for seeing Civil War.  As for it being too soon, given the penchant for reboots that so many franchises have, I’d rather see a story arc like that come early than build up to it and then see someone shout “let’s start over instead!”

  7. It’s a good thing Jessica Blowbot is hot, otherwise these would be impossible to watch, she SUCKS

  8. I do think it is a bit early for the Civil War story line (especially one without Spidey and/or mutants) but I would still watch the hell out of it.


  10. Michael says:

    It’s kind of funny, because I’ve been telling people the reason I liked Winter Soldier so much was because I saw a lot of Civil War-Cap in it. Just based on that, I say keep it with the Brothers Russo, but maybe also make sure the writing team stays intact.

  11. insightful Panda says:

    There’s so many rumors circulating lately; I’m glad that you guys took a sensible approach too to show that all of Civil War won’t be condensed into Cap 3. 
    Well that’s 2 taking the reasonable approach. YAY! :D
    PS: Agreed that Gunn should direct 3. But Russo 4

  12. Keith E. says:

    Everything is awesome, everything is cool when part of a Marvel team, Everything is awesome.

  13. Michael says:

    Hulk smash Jessica! Hulk getting a call from HR.

  14. Bah, I don’t like this news.  =\

    How do they do Civil War without Spider-Man?

    Also, MCU Tony wouldn’t give a shit!

    • Ben Mekler says:

      They’re about to introduce Daredevil…maybe he could fill the Peter Parker role? Would lose the science whiz connection with Tony though. 

      • Jonathan81 says:

        if the sony talks are true, then spidey can be used.  it mainly depends on how sinister six turns out which to be honest, doesn’t look like its coming together all too well.

    • Dan Casey says:

      Neither Spider-Man nor the FF are essential to Civil War. It’s less about the secret identity reveal and more about the gravity of someone who has been waffling declaring for the pro-Reg side in a major way.