Top 5 Characters/Teams NOT found in Captain America: Civil War

5. The X-Men: The X-Men as a whole, now led by Scott Summers (Cyclops), do not officially take a side in Civil War. However, Storm (Ororo Munroe) and Wolverine (James “Logan” Howlett) fight alongside with the anti-registrations heroes led by Captain America.  Storm and Wolverine play vital roles in the story as Storm helps to stop a raging Ragnarok, and Wolverine is famously reduced to his adamantium exoskeleton. This is an aspect of the story that will have to be left out since Marvel does not have the rights to the X-Men.

4. The Fantastic Four: The Fantastic Four become divided during the Civil War. Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) sides with Tony Stark and helps design the Negative Zone, a prison know as “Plan 42”. Meanwhile, Sue Storm (Invisible Woman) and Johnny Storm (Human Torch) stand against the Superhuman Registration Act. Ben Grimm (The Thing), not wanting to be involved in a squabble between friends and family, moves to France and does not play a vital role in Civil War. However, seeing that Marvel does not have the rights to Fantastic Four, we will have to wait a little longer for this crossover.

3. Ms. Marvel: Ms. Marvel or Carol Danvers is a hero with an identity that was already public knowledge. She is a key figure for the Registration Act.  Not only does Danvers provide “Team Iron Man” with a strong power set, she also lends tactical experience and military training. Although Ms. Marvel will soon join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Civil War will not be her introduction.

2. Thor/Ragnarok: Ragnarok is a cyborg clone of Thor developed by Reed Richards and   Tony Stark. Knowing that the pro- registration forces may need more firepower, Tony and Reed created Ragnarok. Ragnarok is the cyborg who kills Goliath, and this action causes many heroes to change sides. Although Ragnarok is a key element to the Civil War timeline, it seems as though Marvel is waiting until Thor: Ragnarok to release this story.

1. Luke Cage and Jessica Jones: Luke Cage and Jessica Jones are one of the strongest power couples, and they both strongly oppose the registration act. When Iron Man visits their home, Luke goes as far as to call the registration act “slavery”. After this visit, Jessica takes her kids and moves to Canada. Luke, however, stays behind and fights by Captain America’s side until his assassination at the end of Civil War.  Both of these characters have their own Netflix shows, but there is no evidence they will be making an appearance in this film.

Honorable Mentions:

Goliath: Goliath is a key member of Captain America’s “Secret Avengers”. Goliath is remembered for giving the ultimate sacrifice. It was because of his sacrifice many heroes changed from “Team Iron Man” to “Team Cap”.

Hank Pym: It is important to note that the Ant-Man we see in the MCU is not Hank Pym. Pym gives pro-registration forces a scientific edge while this Ant-Man does not. Scientifically-speaking, anything was feasible with Tony Stark, Reed Richards, and Hank Pym. The lack of Hank Pym really hurts the pro-registration cause.

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