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While the ideas in the new synopsis may not seem that new to those who have been following all the news and rumors out there about ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ it is nice to see everything written down in some official capacity, confirming what we already knew as true, and letting us begin to speculate based on actual facts. Before we start, check out the new synopsis for ‘Captain America: Civil War’ below:

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Of course, the reasoning behind why Tony and Steve stand on opposing sides was guessed early on, but with this confirmation, we can now say somewhat definitively that Iron Man’s misadventures creating Ultron are most likely  the cause of his stance for government oversight and accountability, because if Tony had been forced to ask someone like S.H.I.E.L.D. about creating Ultron, they would have flatly turned him down. He now realizes the dangers of trying to save the world by yourself, as it truly needs to be a global effort, with everyone having a say. As for Cap, it also makes perfect sense why he would be against government intervention, as he already went through trying to work with S.H.I.E.L.D. to save the world, and got burned when they turned out to be HYDRA puppets, with Nick Fury himself being misled and somehow convinced to create weapons of mass destruction that could easily be used to slaughter millions.

In a nutshell, Captain American knows he can trust his own judgement and morality, which is why he does not want a dubious government organization to tell him what to do. While Iron Man doubts his own judgement and morals after the Ultron fiasco, and clearly wants guidance and oversight from an outside government force.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Is either one entirely right? Wrong? You have to admit, things were a little bit cooler back when S.H.I.E.L.D. was around, providing gadgets and support and continuity across the MCU (I’m not counting the show in this until Coulson or his new S.H.I.E.L.D. is officially mentioned in one of the MCU movies). Share your opinions in the comments below!

Source: Collider