The MCU Exchange has put together a fantastic super cut trailer that shows how the plot lines that will explode in Captain America: Civil War have been slowly converging over the course of the first two phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a fantastic tribute, really, to the plotting and pre-planning that has made the MCU such a success and the lack of it has caused the DC Cinematic Universe to barely get off the ground. There are just as many pieces in play in Captain America: Civil War as there are in Batman vs. Superman, if not more. However, I’m not worried at all about Civil War, and I’m dreading BvS.
The Russo Brothers have proven themselves with Cap 2, and the MCU has proven itself time and again. I hear a lot of blowback on Age of Ultron online, but the movie was good. Was it the best MCU film? No. Do you realize how high that bar is now? AOU, I think was wrongly anticipated to be a climax like the first Avengers film was. In reality, it was much more like Iron Man 2 in that it established several other movies, moved the story along and served as a pivot. I think Civil War is actually the movie that people thought AOU was going to be, because this is the one that will change things forever. I know that’s tried and true comic book hype, but it’s accurate. The MCU as we know it will cease to exist after Civil War hits on May 3, 2016.