There are enough characters in Captain America: Civil War to field a competitive football team. But there won’t be much teamwork going on when the movie comes out next year. A new report from JoBlo sheds light on what to expect from the upcoming politically-charged action thriller, including how Black Panther, who will be making his first appearance in a Marvel movie, will fit in to all of this.
Note that there are potential spoilers ahead, so if you don’t want to know what could happen in Civil War, then stop reading. No, seriously. Stop. I warned you.
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According to the report, Black Panther, who is being played by Chadwick Boseman, will apparently be on Tony Stark’s side of this whole falling-out. Stark, if you remember, is in favor of the whole Superhero Registration Act. In fact, Black Panther is said to come to fisticuffs with Captain America at some point, and even damages his shield. You don’t damage a man’s shield!
Additionally, Black Panther will allegedly have a suit “shrouded” in Vibranium, which is the same material Ultron coated himself in in Age of Ultron. This makes him a legitimate threat to Captain America, and is the reason why Black Panther was able to damage Cap’s shield, as mentioned above. JoBlo also claims Black Panther will parade around in some kind of “sleek Panther jet,” which is apparently very “Stark-like.”
Cap will have his own tricks, too. In Civil War, he’ll apparently don his trademark chainmail armor, which has been an important part of his suit in the comics. This will make him less susceptible to damage, especially when he’s duking it out with Black Panther.
JoBlo reveals some other possible plot points, like Hawkeye’s costume upgrade, Ant-Man’s ability to turn into Giant Man, and War Machine’s tank-style armor. Falcon will apparently get a drone-like sidekick that he’ll be able to control, giving him more firepower in what is shaping up to be a major fight.
We’ve seen plenty of these characters in action already, and a lot of the elements are borrowed from the comics. However, it’s important we take this report with a major grain of salt.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2016.