Bucky is still numero uno on the world's most wanted list. He hasn't been exonerated or pardoned.
The issue at hand: Should the U. At the beginning of the film, one of the heroes tries to save another but accidentally kills a bunch of innocent bystanders.
|Captain America: Civil War (2016)||Like many comic book movie fanatics around the world, I re-watched a lot of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies while waiting not very patiently for Avengers: Infinity War to arrive.|
Though collateral damage has long been a major part of superhero films and all action films , the world is finally taking notice. The Secretary of State approaches the Avengers team about signing an agreement that would make them beholden to the United Nations. Captain America and Iron Man , the de facto leaders of the group now that Thor and Hulk are missing likely filming Thor: Ragnarok together , debate whether to sign or not.
This may be related to his crushing guilt over having accidentally created the murderous Ultron the villain in the last Avengers film , compounded by a mother who shows him a picture of her dead son early in the film.
Also, remember that Stark has a relationship with the government: Before he rebelled and became Iron Man, he spent most of his life building weapons for them. Government control is an invasion of their freedom and just a first step toward fascism—remember, the guy just woke up from a battle with the Nazis.
The Winter Soldier.
Bucky was captured by the evil organization Hydra and weaponized. When Bucky is blamed for a terrorist attack in Civil War, Captain America refuses to believe Bucky is truly responsible.
He makes it his mission to get to him before the authorities can, while Iron Man decides to help the government catch Bucky. But the film has been heavily marketed based on which heroes are TeamCap and which are TeamIronMan, and the trailer gives it away.
Some readers have also pointed out that the books can work as a metaphor for the gun control debate: if superheroes are essentially weapons, who has the authority to use them?
That said, Captain America: Civil War basically drops the political plot for the personal one, hence the introduction of Bucky. It is, after all, a blockbuster film.
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