Now that the Avengers have indeed disassembled, Tony Stark is quite sad indeed.
In Mark Millar’s Civil War, this 2006 comic book where the plot of the Russo Brother’s newest film is quite loosely derived, Captain America, as well as Iron Man, find themselves on the opposite ends of a disagreement when local authorities try to introduce a Superhero Registration Act to keep track of costumed crime fighters. In this movie, the act then goes under the name of the Sokovia Accords, an international agreement to limit superhero activities motivated by the destruction of these fictional Eastern European nation during the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
While Chris Evans Steve Rogers appear to be willing to forgive his pal for some of the crimes committed while he was under the spell of Hydra, Stark.
The Marvel has quite cleverly tied this newest central conflict into a natural fallout from those previous episodes, while in the process making a much more satisfying case for superhero shenanigans than we ever witnessed in print.
William Hurts General Ross is now back in action, and he still loathes superheroes. The intense tension between Captain America and Tony Stark, who are known as the two unofficial leaders of The Avengers, started during the events of Ultron one accidentally created an artificially intelligent evil demon who was quite hell-bent on destroying all known life on this Earth. Things have certainly taken a sharp downward turn, and Downey’s face is quite sad. In fact, it looks like someone just told him that finding cheap auto insurance was no longer possible.
At first glance, there is very little here that is not to love, though we do kinda wonder why producers did not just title the movie Civil War.