This Day in Movie History – May 6th, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War Released

Captain America and Iron Man find themselves on opposite sides in a film released one year ago today.

Captain America: Civil War is written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. It was released in theaters across the United States on May 6th, 2016.

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Courtesy: Disney / Marvel

In the film, which is the 13th of the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe, a battle with a villain leads to the US Military and UN wanting to put the Avengers and other metahumans under the control and direction of the government. Tony Stark, Iron Man, feels that this could be a good thing, while Captain America feels much differently. This conflict comes to a head when it seems Captain America’s old friend, Bucky, is responsible for another attack. So, the two–with friends on both sides–come to blows. But, is there more to this situation than it seems?

Captain America: Civil War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, and many more.

The film continued the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with Civil War raking in over 1.1 billion dollars worldwide at the box office. Notably, Spider-Man makes his MCU debut here, portrayed by Tom Holland. This is the third live-action Spider-Man in recent years, and will be a part of the MCU for at least a limited time going forward.

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