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Not too long ago, Heroic Hollywood brought news of the teams in [Marvel](tag:932254)'s upcoming blockbuster [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). Only days later, we get more news from the same source, this time in response to a question that Marvel fans have been wondering for a long time now.

Why Are They Fighting?

In the film, Captain America and Iron Man will both lead teams of superheroes against each other in a battle that will change the entire [Marvel Cinematic Universe](tag:1096390). But what caused them to go to war with each other? We've seen Steve and Tony have their disputes in the Avengers movies, but that doesn't warrant an all-out war does it? There has to be a bigger reason.

In the Civil War comic series, a group of super-powered youngsters called the New Warriors attempt a raid on some villainous vigilantes. During the battle, an explosive supervillain named Nitro detonates himself, leveling an entire town. The government step in and attempts to stop such a tragedy from happening again by passing the Superhero Registration Act, which makes it mandatory for all heroes to register themselves with the government.

Nitro exploding a town in the Civil War comic.
Nitro exploding a town in the Civil War comic.

According to HH, the incident is quite similar. Of course, neither the New Warriors nor Nitro are a part of the MCU at the moment, so the studio has had to make a few tweaks.

"The rumor is, according to trusted sources, the international incident in the film involving the Avengers that results in collateral damage involves Captain America and Scarlet Witch who are trying to apprehend Crossbones. The only problem is that Crossbones is wearing a suicide vest full of nasty explosives. In order to protect the civilians on the ground, Captain America orders Scarlet Witch to levitate Crossbones above ground. She does and unfortunately is unable to contain the massive explosion that sets off near a populated building causing death and destruction."

So it seems that the incident will be similar to the way it was portrayed in the comics. Instead of Nitro destroying an entire town, we have Crossbones taking out a building, which results in many casualties. It seems we will get a similar Superhero Registration Act in the film as well, with both Cap and Iron Man forming teams that I've covered here.

The article also mentions a scene in [Ant-Man](tag:9048) where a man is reading a newspaper reading "Who's To Blame For Sokovia", referencing the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, similar to how the Battle of New York from the first Avengers movie has been referenced throughout the MCU, most recently in [Daredevil](tag:47230).

We've seen set photos of Crossbones already, featuring a fight scene between him and Captain America. Could it be that this very scene is the international incident that splits the superhero community in two?

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.

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