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A list of trivia related to Captain America: Civil War.

References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

References to Marvel Comics

  • While he was talking about F.R.I.D.A.Y., Tony Stark mentioned that he pictured her as a redhead (although he admitted that he was probably thinking of someone else). This is a reference her latest holographic appearances in the comics.
  • The working title that was used to create the film was "Sputnik". In the comics, "Sputnik" used to trigger the Winter Soldier's mind control, much like the sequence ""Longing, Rusted, Seventeen, Daybreak, Furnace, Nine, Benign, Homecoming, One, Freight Car" for his cinematic counterpart.
  • The Flughafen Leipzig-Halle airport is an interesting allusion to Baron Zemo's original birth place.

Parallelisms with the Civil War comic book storyline

  • In the comics, the Civil War storyline was centered around superheroes registering their secret identities and the details of their powers and abilities with the government, a plot point that would not work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has largely eschewed the secret identity trope. Kevin Feige has said that this storyline will focus on government regulation of the heroes after the battle in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • In the movie, Scarlet Witch accidentally killed a group of Wakandan volounteers in Lagos while she was trying to contain Crossbones's suicidal explosion, which was the last of the critical events that lead to the approval of the Sokovia Accords. In the comics, the supercriminal Nitro caused an explosion in Stamford, Connecticut, during his battle with the superhero Speedball, which killed hundreds of people including an elementary school, which lead to the approval of the Superhuman Registration Act.
  • Peggy Carter's speech that her niece Sharon quoted during her eulogy is the same speech Captain America gave to Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man, during the Civil War storyline.
  • In the film both Scott Lang becoming Giant-Man and War Machine getting badly injured are a nod towards the second Giant-Man in the comics Bill Foster who was an Anti-Registration hero in the Civil War who was killed by Thor's clone Ragnarok, who unlike Vision in the film did it on his own accord, rather than by accident.
  • In the Civil War comics, Spider-Man was on the Pro-Registration side until he defected to the Anti-Registration side after learning how they were imprisoning the captured heroes in the Negative Zone without due process until they agreed to register. In the film, after Spider-Man is injured during the battle at the airport in Germany, Iron Man removes him from the team and sends him back home to New York.
  • The Raft prison serves in this adaptation as the counterpart of Prison 42, with it being the place in which Tony Stark's Pro-Registration side imprisons members of the Anti-Registration.
    • In a way, they also adapt the escape from the prison, though it tis mostly left off screen, and to the tie-in comics for Infinity War.

References to Disney

References to the Russo Brothers and their Other Works

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