Was trying to revisit the “Civil War” storyline. It seems they’re going to do it: http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/robert-downey-jr-suiting-up-as-iron-man-for-%E2%80%98captain-america-3%E2%80%B2/ar-BB9aX17
For those not in the know, the Marvel Civil War was fought over the registration of all “mutants.” Tony Stark comes up with the plan, and Steve Rogers (Captain America) opposes it. The comics end with Rogers dead and Stark looking like a grade A Jackwagon as the registration plan blows up when, of course, the wrong people get the list and use it to target heroes. (Because really, who would imagine the Government would do that?)
There was no reason to do this in the comics, other than the age-old adage that the one thing that sells to kids is a HUGE fight. “Who’s better, Superman or Spiderman?” Well, they can’t answer that, because DC vs Marvel. But they can try to answer who the top dog in the Avengers is. So fights sell to the younger generation.
Of course, to those who start caring about the storyline, it made no sense then, and no sense now. The idea that Mr “Privatize World Peace” Tony Stark, aka Biggest Comic Book Libertarian not named Bruce Wayne, would support government registration of heroes is nonsense. We already know in the movie universe he doesn’t trust the Government, because Iron Man 2 was all about NOT selling his suits to have them used in combat. So the idea that he’s less libertarian in the movies is dubious. One could argue that Mr “America Right or Wrong” Cap would be the one to support said legislation. Except, of course, that in the movie universe, that means HYDRA is the one getting the list.
Oh, that’ll end well. And we really believe Stark would go along with this? Because he’s not aware of HYDRA at the controls? Oh wait, we’ve seen that Stark Industries has former SHIELD working for it. So we know he is. Yeah, the Civil War, as it was done in the comics–which was bad then–is worse in the movie universe.
The only thing I can guess is they’re using the “Civil War” tagline for marketing to Marvel Fans, and in truth, it’s Hydra trying to out all the heroes. This would work. Maybe some of the less aware “heroes” would go in on it even. But I don’t buy the Rogers/Stark faceoff. And if that’s where they go, I probably stay home.