Two months ago, we brought to you our picks for how we thought the Civil War sides would fall. Recently, Jeremy Renner (better known to you all as Hawkeye) posted on Twitter some very interesting concept art that clearly divides our favorite heroes. Before we show you that, let’s remind you where we had our heroes stand:
Now, here’s Renner’s post:
As you can see, we weren’t far off at all! The major difference between the two lists is obviously Hawkeye himself. We had him slotted for Team Iron Man, along with the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D. members. It would seem that whatever is about to go down between the Avengers, Hawkeye has been deeply affected by the events in Avengers: Age of Ultron and will be suspicious of Tony for the time being.
Now, there’s another aspect of this poster that we have to talk about: there’s a blonde woman siding with Captain, and consequently, there’s no Scarlet Witch. Being as it is just concept art at this point, it definitely doesn’t mean we won’t see Scarlet Witch at all (she was cast in the movie already.) However, there is a Sharon Carter in the poster. She had a small, but important role in the comics version of Civil War that would cause so many spoiler issues we dare not even write it. Her part, though, in both Captain America: Winter Soldier and the comics, should in no way constitute an image on the poster. We already have many issues with Marvel’s current treatment of their female characters; this does nothing but make it worse.
A huge surprise is the addition of Black Panther fighting for Team Iron Man. Rumors, and even allusions in Avengers: Age of Ultron, lead us to believe that Black Panther would be sitting this fight out, avoiding all of the American superhero politics. How he will be introduced and developed in this film will be a huge plot point and one that we’re all interested in seeing. On the bright side, it does mean his character isn’t completely being phased out by Marvel’s introduction of Spider-Man into the MCU.
Lastly, there’s no Hulk. He was cast and yet he’s not here. Well, there could be several reasons behind that. He may still be on the lam, not willing to join the fray and take a side any time soon. He may not be ready to stand with or against Natasha in another battle. Despite their feelings, she did end up forcing him back into Hulk mode, which he was clearly unwilling to do at the time. His part may be so small that he’s merely there to set up something in the future. While Planet Hulk is still a pipe dream (thanks, Universal), the possibilities of Hulk’s future aren’t as limited as they seem. Marvel can get pretty creative when they want to be.
Did your predictions get it right? What do you think of all the new costumes? Be sure to comment below with how you think the Civil War will change the MCU! Whose side are you on?