When it came to approaching Captain America: Civil War again, I did so with some amount of apprehension. For a long time, I regarded it as my favourite movie in the entire MCU. Coming back to it made me worry whether I’d still feel the same way about it after not seeing it for so long, and then if I’d be able to properly convey my feelings either way. Sat here, after having seen it again, I feel pretty confident in saying that Captain America: Civil War continues to be one of the very best movies in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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I adore Captain America. Watching this movie again only reinforced that feeling. Now that Endgame is over, and we’ve seen his story from beginning to end, I think I’m willing to make the jump and say that Steve Rogers is my favourite character in the MCU. For all the complexity of Tony Stark and swagger of Thor, Steve Rogers is heroic to his core. He’s an inspirational figure and to put it simply: he’s just good.
With the assumption being that Avenger Engame will be the final movie in the current iteration of the current MCU lineup, one question has been on the lips of every speculation blog, podcast and forum: Which characters are going to die in this movie. But permanently this time. We already had a larger number of deaths as of the end of Infinity War, half of all life in fact. But only a few of these deaths actually feel like they might actually stick.
When all is said and done, when Thanos is defeated and his erasure of half the universe undone, the question is: which of the original Avengers are going to be left standing. Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton. All signs point to this being their final movie in the MCU as a new era of stories begins with newer, younger actors.