Bookmans Recommends: Marvel’s Civil War
Last month I had writer’s block. Why was I plagued with this self-esteem destroying ailment? Because I couldn’t stop thinking about Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and making his debut in Captain America Civil War. It’s no secret that I am obsessed with Marvel. (See full blown fangirl rant.) Since the news broke that Sony and the untouchable Marvel Studios would join forces to bring the beloved web slinger to their cinematic universe and in so doing completely reboot the franchise, my eyes have been an ever flowing waterfall of tears. Instead of fighting my excitement by playing it cool or finding a distraction to last me until May 2016, I’m going to try my hardest to get it all out of my system by pestering you to read Marvel’s Civil War. I will have comrades to feel all the feels with me. So. Many. Feels.
Written by Mark Millar and penciled by Steven McNiven, the seven issues of Civil War, and what the movie will ultimately be based on, reveal the events immediately following the government mandated Superhero Registration Act. After a fight between low level reality star superheros and some not so low level serious villains results in the loss of 600 lives, 60 of whom were children, public outcry demands accountability. The Superhero Registration Act makes it mandatory for all super humans to go legit and register as a government employee. The problem? Well, to participate and become a hired hand of the good ol’ U. S. of A., one would be required to hand over their secret identity.
It doesn’t take long for the super human community to become divided. On one side, the epitome of patriotism Captain America and on the other side of the fence, everyone’s fave narcissist Tony Stark/Iron Man. Steve Rodgers demands Uncle Sam to reconsider, claiming the registration act would put the families of superheros at great risk and prevent them from doing their job. Stark argues that going legit allows heroes to get proper training and ultimately result in better more responsible acts of heroism. With the Cap and Iron Man taking up leadership roles, the race to gain supporters is on.
I don’t want to give to much away but believe me when I tell you Civil War without Spider-Man would be heartbreaking. I have faith in Kevin Feige and the Marvel team that Civil War can be made without the web slinger and we will still enjoy it, but when news broke that Sony and Marvel had come to an agreement and that Spider-Man would be making his debut in the MCU … well, there was dancing in the streets, singing at the top of lungs and all around idiotic rejoicing at maximum embarrassment levels.
Who will we see on the big screen? Peter Parker? Miles Morales? Civil War features Peter Parker but seeing Miles Morales of the Ultimate Universe take on the role is not completely out of the question. It’s Marvel studios. We can all agree that if they want to introduce Miles Morales as our cinematic Spider-Man, then it will likely be amazing. The idea of a younger Peter Parker growing up onscreen for, let’s say, three films and a couple MCU cameos before passing the mantel to Miles Morales would be a Spidey fan’s dream. But who do you want to see? Or better yet who do you want to play our hero? Tell us in the comments below!
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