Steve Rogers only ever does what he believes to be right, and many times, this does go against orders and the rules of the system, as evidenced by previous movies even before Civil War. He will break the rules if he feels it is the right thing to do, and he has faith in his own judgement and reasoning.
Tony Stark initially remains completely ...
Tony hasn't needed the reactor to live ever since the end of Iron Man 3, when he underwent surgery to remove it. He doesn't wear it any more; now, the reactor is only for the suit.
[we see Tony undergoing surgery to remove the shrapnel near his heart]
Tony Stark: [voice over] Of course, there are people who say progress is dangerous. But I'll bet ...
In at least one case, Captain repaints his own shield.
Here we see the good Captain himself, replacing a broken leather strap and touching up the paint on his shield (note the can of red paint - it actually looks like regular house paint - on the work bench).
Captain America - Vol. I; #302: "...And Other Strangers!", February 1985
The Cap lays out his reasoning himself in the boardroom scene:
Steve Rogers: Tony, someone dies on your watch, you don't give up.
Tony Stark: Who said we're giving up?
Steve Rogers: We are, for not taking responsibility for our actions.
This document just shifts the blame.
Lieutenant James Rhodes: Sorry, Steve, That. That is dangerously
Because Tony Stark persuaded him.
And not just with the promise of a new suit. There are two things that Tony does to convince Peter to come help.
The first surrounds Peter's version of "With great power comes great responsibility" that he says to Tony Stark;
"When you can do the things that I can, but you don't, and then the bad things happen? They ...
First thing first: Spider-man is not taking this fight seriously
Please notice how he reacts in the fight: he keeps saying how "cool" are his opponents:
[webbing comes down, grabs Cap's shield and cuffs his hands. Spider-Man lands on a nearby truck holding Cap's shield]
Tony Stark: Nice job, kid!
Spider-Man: Thanks! Well, I could have stuck ...
The Bare Minimum
Captain America: The First Avenger - introduces Steve Rogers and other important characters specifically relevant to his storyline.
The Avengers - introduces the team dynamic, the first meeting of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, the first real collateral damage by the Avengers which is referenced in Civil War
Captain America: The Winter ...
Simple answer. In the MCU, Cap's shield is only made out of Vibranium, not an alloy, as in the comics.
"No, no, that's just a prototype."
"What's it made of?"
"Vibranium. It's stronger than steel and a third of the weight. It's completely vibration absorbent."
"How come it's not standard issue?"
"That's the rarest metal on Earth. What you're ...
Somewhat over 62.5 mph but likely under 72.8 mph
A bit of assumption going on but...
When Captain America went for a relaxed run around Washington DC in Captain America: The Winter Soldier Sam remarks that he "ran 13 miles in 30 minutes" that equates to a 26 mile an hour relaxed running speed.
As he was sprinting in Civil War we know that he was moving ...
Kevin Feige addressed this in an interview with IGN
He explains that while there are a lot of characters who show up, they don't get full story arcs.
"There were a lot of characters in The Winter Soldier, but it felt like a very singular and relatively simple thriller. Civil War follows in that same way," Feige said. "I think that's something [directors ...
Hydra had Howard and Maria Stark assassinated in order to get their hands on a new version of the Super Soldier Serum.
As interesting a call-back as that would have been, the deaths of Howard and Maria Stark have nothing to do with Obidiah Stane and his thirst for power within Stark Industries.
Instead, as with a startling amount of things in the Marvel ...
According to Marvel, in the comics it's not the suit
T'Challa's senses and physical attributes have been enhanced to superhuman levels by the heart-shaped herb.
The Heart-shaped Herb
The Heart-Shaped Herb is a plant that only grows in the nation of Wakanda. In legend it was said to have been a gift from the Panther God, the local deity they worshipped,...
He learns in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
When Captain America and Black Widow find the hidden SHIELD bunker that contains Arnim Zola's AI, one of the things that Zola explains is how HYDRA infiltrated SHIELD from the beginning. Rogers asks how that's possible and how no one found out, and Zola replies that over the years, "accidents have been made ...
He's "hard to deal with".
In the film, Tony is fairly candid with Steve Rogers as to the reasons for the strain in his relationship with Pepper. He explains to Steve that:
The relationship had begun to unravel after the climactic events of Iron Man 3 in which Pepper had been almost killed.
His continued use of Iron suits despite Pepper's concerns for his ...
First off, I'm not 100% sure that's a power she actually has.
We've certainly seen telepathic abilities from Wanda, but they've been in reading minds, and inducing fear. Whether or not she can actually control minds is unclear.
(Note: she may have some amount of control over The Vision, but that is likely due to her connection to the Mind Stone)
I agree with Dr R Dizzle's answer that Tony persuaded Peter to his side of the conflict, but I also want to add one very important element:
Spidey clearly wasn't expecting a real fight
At the very beginning of the airport scene, when it becomes clear that things won't be settled with words, Peter asks Tony what he should do. Tony responds that he should do ...
They've tried, repeatedly. But it isn't that simple.
First, and most importantly, it needs to be established that the Super Soldier serum has never been replicated properly. The closest anyone has come is the version that Arnim Zola used on James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes, which seems to have bestowed the same endurance, strength and stamina on Bucky as it ...
Some seem to have meaning. Some don't.
"One," "Nine" and "Seventeen" combine to form 1917, the year Bucky was born.
Bucky "died" by falling off a freight car.
Homecoming is the name of the upcoming Spider-Man movie, but that's probably a coincidence.
These are trigger words and they are meant to be near-impossible for a non-ally to guess or say ...
Peter was bitten by a spider and that’s what gives him his powers but not his web shooting ability.
Ned: You got bit by a spider? Can it bite me? Well, it probably would’ve hurt, right? You know what? Whatever. Even if it did hurt, I’d let it bite me. Maybe. How much did it hurt?
Peter: The spider’s dead, Ned.
He uses ...
Cap's shield is made out of Vibranium and is the sole property of the US government. (Although in the movie, Tony implies that it belongs to his father. In any case, Cap doesn't own it.)
So, Tony (as the government representative) has the right to demand it back. However, Tony did it because he was mad and hurt over Cap's betrayal and it was symbolic too. ...
Captain America brings up a couple of specific scenarios that he asks Tony Stark directly, aside from the vague generalities of political agendas and Hydra-like infiltration.
What if we need to go in, and they won't let us?
What if we don't feel it's appropriate to step in, and they order us to?
Who decides that a threat is worthy of superhero intervention, ...
Warning! Major spoilers!
The important thing Zemo learned from Bucky is the location of the old
HYDRA base. Inside this facility is the footage of Bucky's mission of
killing Howard & Maria Stark. This is what Zemo needed to show Tony
Stark in order to turn the Avengers against each other.
But, the existence of the other Winter Soldiers just seems to ...
This interview has quite a few quotes talking about this very topic, but here are a few relevant quotes:
And we always think it’s interesting to push Captain America up against the wall. Something we found in Cap 2, frankly, is we felt Cap was more interesting when he had something to push up against. In that case it was S.H.I.E.L.D. that turned out to be ...
Some are probably meaningless
According to the writers:
They’re rhythmic and enigmatic. I can’t remember if we listened to them in Russian to hear if they sounded suitably intimidating, we must have. Because they were really melodic; I’m not sure we would have gone with them [if they weren’t]. But we wanted ones when you read them on the screen you’d ...
Iron Man I Tony Stark (where he was very laissez faire) would scarcely recognize Civil War Tony. Remember, we see Tony getting more conservative over time (in other words, he wants all the Avengers to sign on so they can just keep on being The Avengers, because what's the big deal with a few more rules?). He's been humbled by what his company was doing (i.e. ...
Superhuman Registration Act
The SRA does not exist in the MCU, most likely because of the number of "superhumans" in-universe at the moment. The Avengers are currently the only real organisation in the MCU that are in the eye of the media. They have no secret identities so to speak of, aside from:
For more info on secret identities in the MCU please see: ...
I think the crux of the difference of choice between the two comes down to the issue of accountability and responsibility.
Cap wants to be held accountable for his actions and decisions.
Steve: Tony, you chose to do that. If we sign this, we surrender our right to choose. What if this panel sends us somewhere we don't think we should go? What if there's ...
Seeing how the question has changed, the amended answer is: The technology was not relevant in any way. Not all technology used in a movie (even a superhero movie) has to be used later to justify its existence. The scene it portrays is pivotal to the movie and without it would make only half as much sense otherwise.
The scene appears to be the first ...
Marvel published a prequel comic book to Black Panther, called Black Panther Prelude, that details the story of T'Challa becoming the Black Panther. His father chose to step down and pass on the mantle of Black Panther when it became clear he was too old to continue and his son was of age, ready and able to take over.
This happened sometime during the ...