Yesterday afternoon, Marvel announced not just a couple of movies that they’ve got coming out…but nine! And they unveiled their full slate of films through 2019.
It’s a crazy ambitious plan for what may end up being some of the biggest movies of all time. But one, in particular piqued my interest as a Connecticut resident.
We now officially know that on May 6, 2016, we’ll get the third Captain America film, titled “Civil War.” It’s been suspected for some time that would be the title – and with the knowledge that Robert Downey Jr. would co-star as Iron Man in the new film with Chris Evans, we can suspect that it’ll closely follow the comic book story arc with the same title from 2006.
In a nutshell, Iron Man and Captain America take separate sides over the Superhuman Registration Act. A catastrophe ushers the government to pass a law that mandates for individuals in order to be superheroes, they need to reveal their identity and register with the government, as there needs to be accountability for any damages that a superhero causes in the line of duty when stopping a super-villain – Iron Man agrees with this act, Captain America disagrees, and they go at it.
The catastrophe that ushers in this act? The destruction of Stamford.
Yes – Stamford, Connecticut.
A battle between a young, inexperienced superhuman team the “New Warriors” overuse their powers and destroy a few city blocks, including an elementary school, and kill over 600 civilians. And if they use that same event to trigger the events for the third Captain America film, well they may just need to spend a few days filming on location here in Connecticut.
Will it happen? Who knows. Connecticut has given tax breaks to Hollywood for the past few years to film movies here, so they may take advantage of that. But we’ll have to wait and see…
In the meantime, anticipate this storyline to begin in next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Which looks super-awesome in the new trailer that was unveiled yesterday:
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