Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

Some rumors just came to my attention, and they are very relevant to our collective interests. I have done a few of these posts about Civil War and for good reason: Besides The Force Awakens or Rouge One, this is the only movie that could give Batman v Superman, et al. a run for its money. Marvel has proven itself and deserves our attention. So strap in, and lets have some fun!


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A while back, I speculated on what would cause the world to turn against the Avengers. Specifically, I wrote:

Frank Grillo (Crossbones) is already done filming his part for the movie. That seems....short. I feel he will be this movie’s Batroc, and only be an initial threat to Captain America. Maybe he will be the catalist that causes the world to want to put a leash on the Avengers and require more government oversight.

This morning, Mr. Umberto “Elmayimbe” Gonzalez posted at HeroicHollywood that some of his trusted sources have revealed that Crossbones is the catalyst that pushes “The Accords” (as Cap mentioned in the Ant-Man stinger):

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.


If the rumor is true and the sources are to be trusted, looks like I wasn’t far off the mark.

This would be interesting because Crossbones, as bad as he is in the comics, would be relegated to a lackey of Baron Zemo, who uses him to turn the public against the Avengers. It is entirely possible that Crossbones doesn’t even know he’s a walking firework until it is too late.



A while back, HeroicHollywood also indicated that T’Chaka dies in Civil War, and revealed the alleged “sides” of the conflict:

Team Cap: Hawkeye, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, and Winter Soldier

Team Stark: Vision, Spiderman, Black Widow, and War Machine.

Again, a while back, I speculated about Civil War and Black Panther’s role, as well as the teams involved. I speculated that T’Challa finds out Winter Soldier was responsible for T’Chaka’s death, and is on his own mission. Various reports have confirmed via interviews with Kevin Feige that Black Panther is neutral in this movie, and on his own mission. It is possible that T’Chaka dies early on at the hands of Winter Soldier, leading to Cap and Falcon apprehending Winter Soldier (as we saw him in a vice at the end of Ant-Man) for his “own good,” leading to an initial conflict between Black Panther and Cap.


Also, here is the team breakdown I came up with, using my highly scientific algorithims:

Team Cap: Hawkeye, Black Widow, Falcon, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Sharon Carter

Team Stark: What’s left of Fury’s SHIELD, Fury, War Machine, Banner, Major Ross, Major Talbot (Oh god wouldn’t it be cool if he was in this, too? everyone else is), Coulson’s SHIELD (until the events of the movie, then Coulson will see the error of an index), Ant-Man, and Sharon Carter (She’ll start on Stark’s side, and see what her mom/aunt saw in Cap and change her mind).

Thor is busy dealing with those pesky infinity gems, and Vision could give a shit. He’s on the side of life. He’ll decide to go off world and see what he can find because Humans are too petty.


Pretty close. I assume if Black Widow is on Team Stark, she is a double agent for Cap given their close relationship in Winter Soldier. I assumed Sharon Carter would flip, but maybe her role is smaller and the flip is really a double cross by Black Widow.

I also assumed Ant-Man would be on the side of Stark given his desire to go straight, but that was before watching Ant-Man and seeing that he kind of owes Falcon a favor. Thor is busy learning about the Infinity Gems, and I still assume Vision will mostly stay out of it. Vision is pro life (not republican), and governmental restriction seems like it would rub him the wrong way. HOWEVER, if Crossbones’ death causes a lot of death, I can understand him considering a check on the Avengers’ power.



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