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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.

References to Disney

References to the Russo Brothers and their Other Works

Unorganized Trivia

  • Marvel Studios initially announced Captain America: Civil War as Captain America: Serpent Society as a joke during the announcement of the film slate for Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated: "We had this great idea because Civil War's first up, right? But we don't blow our wad on the presentation with Civil War right at the front of it. A guy named Mike Pasciullo had the idea to put Serpent Society on there, and I thought it was awesome and hilarious. A part of me thought, 'Are people going to love Serpent Society and think that'd be really cool? Now it's on the radar."[1]
Bryan Cranston Civil War Concept

Concept art featuring Bryan Cranston.


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