Loosely based on Mark Millar's comic book version of the story, Captain America: Civil War promises to ignite big changes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and tie together elements that have been simmering across several movies. After the latest Avengers mission causes the now standard collateral damage, government forces (led by General Ross, once again played by William Hurt) decides that superheroes need more regulation. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) disagrees, worried what that might lead to in a post-S.H.I.E.L.D./Hydra era. Standing on the other side of the argument, still traumatised by what he experienced in New York and then Sokovia in the Avengers movies, is Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Needless to say things spiral from there and the former friends take sides against each other.
The film has a lot to accomplish – it needs to continue Cap's (and Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes) story from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, add in threads from Avengers: Age Of Ultron and introduce new characters such as Chadwick Boseman's (42) Black Panther. The cast is bigger than ever and the stakes have rarely been higher – this time the clash is more personal.
Captain America: Civil War arrives in the UK on 29 April.