Captain America: Civil War gets an official synopsis (that we kind of already knew)

Over the past month or so we've gotten lots of new information about Captain America: Civil War, from new images to the excellent first trailer. Marvel have now released an official synopsis for the upcoming superhero flick, and it confirms pretty much what we'd already pieced together. Check it out 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.

Thanks to the footage released so far and some concept art, we already know who will side with who; Hawkeye, Falcon, The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Agent 13, and Scarlet Witch are on Team Cap, while War Machine, The Vision, Black Widow, and Black Panther will side with Iron Man. Whether those teams stay that way remains to be revealed, and will hopefully be kept under wraps until the film's release.

Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, and starring Tom Holland, Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: Civil War opens in UK cinemas on April 29, 2016 and May 6, 2016 in the US.

Images: Marvel

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.