Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Captain America: Civil War"

Marvel Studios have confirmed new movies, based on several of their most popular comic book characters, including "Captain America: Civil War", that will be integral to their growing 'Marvel Cinematic Universe':

"Civil War" is the 2006–2007 Marvel Comics crossover storyline built around a self-titled seven-issue limited series written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Steve McNiven...

...which also ran through various other titles published by Marvel at the time.

The plot follows a storyline in which the US government passes a 'Superhero Registration Act'  designed to have superpowered characters act under official regulation. 

However, those opposed to the act, led by 'Captain America', find themselves in conflict with those in support of the act, led by 'Iron Man'. 

The events of the series touch upon themes of liberty, moral responsibility and civil order, with good-intentioned superhero characters finding themselves on different sides.

In other Marvel movie news, actor Chadwick Boseman will be the first African-American superhero to lead a stand-alone Marvel feature... Marvel Comics' "Black Panther" in a multi-picture deal with the studio:

Marvel's Kevin Feige also announced there will be a female-led "Captain Marvel" movie for 2018.

'Captain Marvel' aka 'Carol Danvers' a superhero that appears in Marvel's "Civil War" comics, shows two factions either supporting or opposing the government's 'Superhuman Registration Act'.

"Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm," said Feige.

As for the future of Marvel's 'Black Widow', as played by Scarlett Johansson, Feige said , "Her part in 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' is very, very big and further develops her character.

"The plans we have for her through the rest of the 'Avengers' saga are very big and she is a linchpin, in fact, to those films.

"So instead of taking her out there or doing a prequel which we haven’t done yet, we’re continuing the forward momentum of the continuity of the 'Cinematic Universe', of which 'Widow' is a key part."

Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and illustrator-co-plotter Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, 'Black Panther' debuted in "Fantastic Four" #52 (July 1966), as the first black superhero in mainstream comics.

As king of Wakanda, the Panther has access to a vast collection of magical artifacts, advanced Wakandan technological and military hardware, as well as the support of his nation's wide array of scientists, warriors, and mystics.

He is also a skilled hunter, tracker, strategist, politician, inventor and scientist, with a Ph.D. in Physics from Oxford University.

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