Captain America: Civil War (2016) – Complete Annotations


We open on a snowy landscape. This is southern Iceland, where production took place, although likely treated by digital effects.

Then we are in 1991.

There’s been some discussion about these massive date and location titles.

Inside a bunker. We are now on a set in Pinewood Studios Atlanta, the studio home of the film.

A soldier types a code. We see 7826, and more likely 17826. There is no convincing theory on this potential easter egg. It does spell STAN, as in Lee or Sebastian Stan.

The book. Note the star, like Cap’s logo.

And from out of a massive tube – The Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan.

Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier in Captain America: Civil War (2015)

This is his 4th appearance in the MCU, after his brief cameo on Ant-Man (2015). He told Collider:

Where we find the character is really where he’s at the post-credits scene at the end of Winter Soldier. So that’s where he picks up in this film. It very much is a big struggle, figuring out what his life has been about and what he’s really been up to. That’s what I think the similarity between them is. They’re men out of time, struggling to embrace this new life, and how do they do it.

A soldier reads from the book. He’s Vasily Karpov, played by Gene Farber.

Gene Farber as Vasily Karpov in Captain America: Civil War (2015)

Karpov appears in the comics. A ruthless Soviet officer, he was responsible for finding the injured Bucky and turning him into The Winter Soldier.

He was created by Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark, and first appeared in Captain America v5 #5.

Then the magic words that unlocks The Winter Soldier. They are:

  • Longing.
  • Rusted.
  • Seventeen.
  • Daybreak.
  • Furnace.
  • Nine.
  • Benign.
  • Homecoming.
  • One.
  • Freight car.

‘Homecoming’ is the biggest Easter egg, the name of the upcoming Spider-Man film. The others seem to be random, so far.

Then an unknown road.

The Winter Soldier spots a car. It’s a 1990 Cadillac Brougham.

He causes it to crash. In the car he steals a few packages from the trunk. We will see more of it.

Then the Marvel Studios logo. It is a little strange that a studio logo comes after the film has started. But Marvel is no other studio.

Then in Lagos, present day. We are actually in downtown Atlanta, area known as The Gulch. It was an unused space set for planning and transformed into these markets.

We see Scarlet Witch. She’s played by Elizabeth Olsen.

Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlett Witch in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

This is Olsen’s 3rd appearance in the MCU. She last appeared in Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015). She told Collider:

 We leave Scarlett Witch without a home, without a family, and she ends up creating a surrogate family within the Avengers and making a decision to be a part of the team.

Over the intercom, she is talking to Captain America. He’s played by Chris Evans.

Chris Evans in Captain America Civil War (2016)

This is his 7th appearance in the MCU. We last saw him in Ant-Man (2015). He told Slashfilm:

He’s still on the search for Bucky. That’s the thing about these movies. You go do The Avengers, you gotta put your own plot on hiatus for a second, and then we try to pick up where we left off. A big piece of that is searching for Bucky. But at the same time, we left off The Avengers [Age of Ultron] with a new team of Avengers. So they’re still trying to break in the new members. And I think it’s no secret that what happens is there’s a world around them that expects a little bit more responsibility for their actions. The Avengers have been operating independent of any government restriction, so I think there’s plenty of people that makes nervous. I don’t think I’m giving anything away by saying what happens is certain governments expect a bit of a change.

On Cap’s bed are some newspapers. On the paper is an ad for an event on the 22nd March, and another saying it is the Saturday edition. So it seems likely that this is the 16th March 2016, the closest Saturday before the 22nd.

With them is Black Widow. She’s played by Scarlett Johansson.

This is Johansson’s 5th appearance in the MCU. We last saw he in Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015). She told We Got This Covered:

I think when you find her in Civil War, she’s looking to strategize her position, putting herself in a place where she is able to let the powers that be fight it out or whatever amongst themselves. She’s always a little bit on the perimeter so she can have a better perspective of what’s really going on.

On the roof is Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie.

Anthony Mackie as the Falcon in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

This is Mackie’s 4th appearance in the MCU. We last saw him in Ant-Man (2015). He talked about Falcon’s friendship with cap to Slashfilm:

I think their relationship carries over from when I was introduced in Cap 2 and you saw a little bit of in Avengers. There’s definitely a confidence and respect between the two of them. You get to see more of that. I think our relationship is more mano a mano as opposed to mano and friend. It’s not so much that it’s challenged, just made stronger.

 Falcon is actually not in Atlanta. He’s in Puerto Rico, looking over the city. Specifically, the World Plaza Building, 268 PR-1, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

With Falcon is Red Wing.

Red Wing in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

In the comics Red Wing is actually a trained bird, who has a telepathic link with Falcon (because of cosmic shenanigans). It has now been changed into a drone with added powers.

He first appeared in Captain America #117 (September 1969), which was also the Falcon’s first appearance. He was created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan.

Redwing follows a truck down a street. It’s Avenida Borinquen in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Between San Antonio and Argentina.

The truck attacks the Institute for Infectious Disease. It’s the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. 395 Piedmont Ave, NE, Atlanta. The IFID is not a real organisation.


Out of the truck comes various goons. And their boss, Brock Rumlow, played by Frank Grillo.

Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Last time we saw him, he was a member of Hydra, but here he’s dressed like his comic book alter ego, Crossbones. Although he’s never called that in the film.

This is Grillo’s second time in the MCU. He last appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

The Avengers arrive and there’s a fight!

Scarlett Witch uses her powers to remove the gas. In the comics, she doesn’t have telekinesis, although her complicated ‘Hex’ powers have been simplified for the MCU.

Black Widow fights Rumlow. He kills two of his own men in the process.

Back at the markets. Rumlow fights Cap.


A big long markets fight. We are back at The Gulch.

We see a disfigured Rumlow. He is this way after the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), but he is also disfigured in the comics.

Rumlow is killed. Scarlet Witch moves the explosion but kills and many others.

The building is the Richard B. Russell Federal Building. 75 Ted Turner Drive, SW, Atlanta.

Then music. It’s Try To Remember. The song first appeared in the 1960 musical The Fantasticks. The song’s suggestion is apparently by Robert Downey Jr.

Playing the piano and singing is Maria Stark. She’s played by Hope Davis.

Hope Davis as Maria Stark in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

It has taken us this long to meet Maria Stark. She’s been mentioned many times but not seen. In the comics, she has not made many appearances either, having also died along with Howard in that mysterious car accident.

She first appeared in Iron Man #104 (November 1977). She was created by Bill Mantlo and George Tuska.

Davis has appeared in many films from American Splendour (2003), Synedoche New York and TV shows like The Newsroom.

We assume this room is a set.

Her husband – Howard Stark, played by John Slattery.

This is his 3rd appearance in the MCU, having last appeared in Ant-Man (2015).

Then a young Tony Stark. Played by Robert Downey Jr, de-aged.

Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

This is Robert Downey Jr’s 7th appearance in the MCU. We last saw him in Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015). He told Slashfilm:

 I wanna credit the Russos, who I just really adore these guys. It’s all talk until you start shooting, but I read their take on what the story was gonna be and I was like, “Wow!” and they said, “This is the Godfather of superhero movies” and I said, “You just said that, and now you’re gonna be held to it,” which in a way, it deflates itself. The same way that Todd Phillips called The Hangover Part 2 because he said, “This is the Godfather of comedies” Ultimately what we didn’t want was a story that’s just a bunch of ideologue nonsense going back and forth because it’s like, “Why are you guys talking? We like it when you’re doing witty stuff or when you’re in a weird position or when you’re really hurting or when you’re fighting,” so I just as a fan of these movies, I wouldn’t want to see anything irreparable happen, but I also like it when seemingly irreparable thing occur and men and women find a way to move past it.

The reference for the young Stark was Downey in 1987’s Less Than Zero.

He’s wearing a Mister Softee t-shirt, an ice cream chain.

We realise these are some sort of holograms. Replaying events from 1991.

Stark is at the MIT Theater, at the real MIT, in Cambridge Massachusetts. We learnt that Stark studied here in Iron Man (2008).


As he walks off stage he is greeted by a university liaison played by Jim Rash. Rash worked with the Russo Brothers in Community.

Jim Rash in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Stark’s assistant, played by Julianna Guill.

Near the toilet, Stark meets a woman named Miriam Spencer, played by Alfre Woodard.

Alfre Woodard in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

She is credited as Miriam in the script and she is likely the MCU version of Miriam Sharpe. She was a mother whose son died, and appeared in the comic book Civil War, playing a pivotal role in the entire series. Although that comic shares a title with this film, it is a very loose adaptation at best.

She was created by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven. She first appeared in Civil War #1.

Woodard has appeared in 12 Years A Slave, Star Trek First Contact and TV shows like Desperate Housewives. She also had a completely separate role in Luke Cage in the same year.

Her son died in the fictional country of Sokovia, events seen in Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015).

Then we see the news with real MSNBC journalist Kate Snow.

Then on screen, we see on a map, the fictional country of Wakanda. It is home of The Black Panther in Marvel comics, and interesting that the filmmakers have made a decision to have it in a clearly real location. We have seen and heard references to Wakanda before in the MCU – from Iron Man 2 (2010) to Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015).

The king of Wakanda, T’Chaka, played by John Kani.

T’Chaka is straight from the comics. He is the King of Wakanda who dies and makes way for his son. He, like all the kings of Wakanda, was the Black Panther before T’Challa.

He first appeared in Fantastic Four #53 (August 1966). He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Kani is a hugely respected actor for stage and a playwright, this is one of his few film roles. He has appeared in acclaimed films like The Ghost And The Darkness and the The Tichborne Claimant and more.

Watching on is Cap. Hard to tell the location, but we assume it’s the Porsche Experience Center, One Porsche Dr, Atlanta. Story wise he’s in the Avengers HQ. Funny that Cap has a normal looking office.

In Cap’s office, on his right, is the drawing he did of a monkey in the Cap costume from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).


Wanda and Cap have a heart to heart. Then the Vision arrives, played by Paul Bettany.

This is Bettany’s 6th time in the MCU, having last appeared in Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015).

Then we see General Thunderbolt Ross. He’s played by William Hurt.

William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

This is Hurt’s second appearance in the MCU. He last appeared in The Incredible Hulk (2008). In that time, he has become the Secretary Of State.

We are still in the Porsche Experience Center.

There is one person at the table we haven’t seen so far. It’s War Machine/Rhodey, played by Don Cheadle.

This is Cheadle’s 4th appearance in the MCU. We last him in Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015).

Ross shows the destruction from previous films. New York was in The Avengers (2012). Washington DC was Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). Sokovia, as seen in Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015). Then Lagos. Cap says it’s enough, presumably before Ross brings up Harlem, whose destruction he caused in The Incredible Hulk (2008).

The Sokovia Accords. An invention for the film, and not from the Civil War comic.

Then we are in Cleveland. In an unknown house location. Could be anywhere?

We see an older Vasily Karpov.

Outside someone has hit his car.


That person make it inside his house. It’s Helmut Zemo. He’s played by Daniel Brühl.

Zemo in the comics is better known as Baron Zemo, a longtime Captain America baddie. There have been two main Zemos – Heinrich and Helmut, the former is the father of the latter. Both were leaders of the Masters Of Evil. Helmut had no powers but was brilliant at being evil. He had ties to Nazis as well, which is not reflected in the film. Neither is his distinctive purple mask, although some concept art exists to show the filmmakers had considered it.

He first appeared in Captain America #168 (December 1973). He was created by Tony Isabella, Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema.

Brühl rose to fame in his native Germany, before finding huge international roles in films like Inglorious Basterds and Rush.

Zemo finds Karpov’s files and book. He kills Karpov.

Back at Avengers HQ, and Porsche Experience Center. The gang argue.

Cap gets a text. He’s using a Vivo phone. It’s product placement – the brand ran some promotions.


 Skyline of London. We see the beautiful Thames river.

 In a church. It’s not London but Peachtree Christian Church, 1580 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta.

 The choir is singing. It’s Pie Jesu, set to the music of Requiem Mass, a very traditional funeral piece.

 Cap is carrying a coffin. We see a photo of Peggy Carter, Cap’s love, in a photo from Captain America: The First Avenger (2010).

 The Vicar, played by Laughton Parchment.

Then getting up to speak is Sharon Carter. She’s played by Emily Van Kamp.

This is her second appearance in the MCU. We last saw her in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

There was more to this scene that was deleted. Extended conversations and shots of Peggy’s funeral were cut down. There was another scene that involved a London pub and London bus that didn’t make the film.


Then we go to Vienna. Specifically, we see the Vienna International Centre. Wagramer Str. 5, Vienna, Austria.

Then we see T’Challa, aka The Black Panther. He’s played by Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

The Black Panther is one of the cornerstones of the Marvel Universe. He’s a hero, a king, a genius, and for many years an Avenger. He is one of the first prominent black heroes. His powers are handed down with the title of Black Panther, tied to his culture. There is a rich mythology that this film doesn’t get into. But like a lot in the MCU, the film has added a high the suit and some gadgetry to his power set.

He first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

In earlier drafts, the Black Panther had less of a role, even to the point where we don’t see him in the suit. His role was expanded when it wasn’t sure if a deal could be done for Spider-Man, and they kept the story in place regardless.

Boseman had shot to fame when he won the lead roles in two acclaimed biopics – 42 (Jackie Robinson) and Get On Up (James Brown). Boseman spoke in his African accent between takes. He was the only choice for Black Panther.

He’s not in Vienna but Berlin. It’s the Sony Europe building, Kemperpl. 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany.

He speaks with Black Widow, then his father. He occasionally speaks Xhosa, a language from South Africa.

Then the bomb. T’Chaka is killed. As he does in the comics, but in a very different way.

Cap and Sharon at a hotel. It’s W Atlanta – Buckhead. 3377 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA. This is for both the lobby and hotel rooms.

Back Vienna, we are outside the Sony Europe building in Berlin. Black Widow talks to T’Challa.

T’Challa plays with a ring. There is no real significant ring in the Black Panther mythology in the comics. Although it will play a role in the Black Panther (2018) film.

He does mention that death is different for Wakandans, and Wakandan kings. A deep part of the Black Panther mythos, their spirits live in a special part of Wakanda. Something we will see later in his own film.

He mentions Bast and Sekhmet. Both are Egyptian gods – Bast was the goddess of War, Sekhmet the warrior goddess of healing. Black Panther had ties to Egyptian mythology in the early comics, and like Thor, those gods appeared in the comics.


Widow gets a call from Cap. It’s almost conspicuous that we don’t see the mobile phones and that there isn’t more product placement.

Cap and Falcon, the two most conspicuous looking men ever. The cafe is part of the Sony Europe complex.

Zemo in his hotel. We assume it is the same hotel in Vienna, W Atlanta.

The Winter Soldier in Bucharest. It’s still Berlin. Leipziger Straße & Jerusalemer Straße, Leipziger Str., 10117 Berlin, Germany.

Cap is in his apartment. As they rip this place apart, we assume it’s a set.


The fight begins.

After The Winter Soldier disposes of several cops, we see the Black Panther, in full outfit.

The Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

They fight. They are above the Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin, Messedamm 11, 14055 Berlin, Germany

The chase continues down Messedamm Underpass, Messedamm, Berlin, Germany


The chase ends and War Machine arrives. Note his armour says Mark 003. This is the first time we’ve seen this new War Machine armour.

War Machine Mk III in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

At Avengers HQ, Vision is cooking paprikash. He and Scarlett Witch discuss the Mind Gem. It’s our only real talk of Infinity Gems in this film.

Then to Berlin. We see the Berlin Victory Column.

Then we see a cavalcade. They are on Kapelle-Ufer (between Alexanderufer & Reinhardtstraße), Kapelle-Ufer 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Then onto Kronprinzenbrücke, 10557 Berlin, Germany. Heading into Paul-Löbe-House, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 1. A government building.


T’Challa talks about the Black Panther legacy.

Inside the government building, it’s a set.

The Winter Soldier is in a cage. It is marked with a D and 23. Perhaps a nod to D23, the name of the Disney Convention.

Greeting them with Sharon is Everett Ross, played by Martin Freeman.

Ross is tied to the Black Panther mythology. He works for the State Department, and has been assigned to work with T’Challa, being involved in various Black Panther adventures. Here and in the comics, he’s a civil servant in over his head, but knows more than he lets on.

He first appeared in Ka-Zar Vol.3 #17. He was created by Christopher Priest and Kenny Martinez.

Freeman came to fame in the UK version of the Office, followed by many wonderful film and TV roles – The Hobbit, Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, Sherlock and more.

We see an establishing shot of Paul-Löbe-House, then later people walking in the cross bridge.

We see a scene of a van approaching a power station. Its’s Transformer Station at Cherokee Avenue, 401-491 Mead St SE, Atlanta.

The driver, played by Brett Gentile.

Tony and Cap. Tony’s pens are from when President Franklin D Roosevelt signed the Lend Lease bill, helping to fund allied forces against the Nazis in World War II.

Tony talks about the events he’s been through in the last several films – Iron Man 3 (2013) and Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) in particular.

Cap also mentions that he knew Howard Stark. We saw their friendship in Captain America: The First Avenger (2010).


There was a deleted scene here, featuring Black Widow and Black Panther.

The evaluation begins.

At the power station, a package is delivered.

And the power goes out. Zemo takes control of The Winter Soldier.


Bucky attacks Cap and Falcon.

Stark, Sharon Carter and Black Widow join the fight. They are now in Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin. Messedamm 11, 14055 Berlin, Germany.

Black Panther attacks. Without the suit he can still do a lot.

Then this tremendous Cap and the Helicopter shot.


Cap fishing Bucky out of the water. A nice parallel to a scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

We see Zemo at an airport. We assume Berlin Airport.

Then Falcon and Cap with Bucky. We saw some of this scene in the post credits sequence in Ant-Man (2015).

Then in 1991 again. There just happens to be a camera nearby.

We see the use of the serum on other ‘Winter Soldiers’.

The first man we see, struggling, is played by Jackson Spidell. The others are Yi Long, Heidi Moneymaker, Aaron Toney and Cale Schultz. They are all stunt workers.


A scene back in Berlin, and Tony gets 36 hours.

Then we are in Queens.

The music is now Left Hand Free, By Alt-J.

Here he is. Peter Parker, Spider-Man played by Tom Holland.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

He is, of course, one if the greatest creations in all comics and maybe all fiction. I love him.

He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15. He was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Holland had appeared in films like The Impossible and In The Heart Of the Sea. He won the role, in part, by being able to do his own acrobatics.

He beat out many actors for the role, including Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff, Liam James and Timothée Chalamet.

In his home is Tony. He’s sitting with Aunt May. She’s played by Marissa Tomei.

Marissa Tomei in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Tomei and Downey had starred in Only You together in 1994. They were also romantically involved. Tomei’s had a wonderful and rich career, winning an Academy Award for My Cousin Vinny, and appearing in films like The Wrestler.

Peter says he’s had his powers for six months.


The line about the leg on the bed. Apparently this was real stage direction from Robert Downey Jr.

Back at the Avengers compound, Hawkeye arrives. He’s played by Jeremy Renner.

Jeremy Renner in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

This is Renner’s 4th time in the MCU. We last saw him (retiring) in Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015).

There was supposed to be more Hawkeye, including having him join the film earlier, being security for the Winter Soldier. The two would have had a conversation about brainwashing.

Scarlett Witch and Hawkeye fight The Vision. Notice that Scarlett Witch attacks Vision in the gem.


Black Widow finds Black Panther. Although she is first confronted by a member of Black Panther’s security team. Her name is Ayo and she’s played by Florence Kasumba.

Florence Kasumba in Captain America: Civil War (2016).

Sharon delivers Cap and friends their gear. Location unknown.

Cap’s car is an excellent Volkswagen Beetle.

Sharon’s is an Audi A4 B9. Audi were a sponsor.

Cap and Sharon kiss.

Then they meet up with Hawkeye, Scarlett Witch and the other recruit. It’s Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd.

This is Rudd’s 2nd appearance in the MCU. We last saw him in Ant-Man (2015). Rudd was allowed to improvise and add his comedic talent to his performance. He told Adventures By Daddy:

We would play around with lines and we would suggest things. Sometimes, we would come up with things after the fact. One of the great things about having a character with a mask is that if you think of a great joke afterwards, you can add it later.

This location is AT&T Building Parking Garage. 759 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA

Falcon calls Scott Tic Tac, after the very small candy.

There is an announcement overhead. Bucky, who knows multiple languages, translates.

Then Cap walks into Leipzig/Halle airport, Germany.

He is greeted by Iron Man and War Machine. Then Black Widow.

Iron Man’s armour is still the Mark 45, which we last saw in Avengers Age Of Ultron 2015.

Stark says it has been 24 hours since he spoke to Ross.

Spider-Man appears. Tony calls him underoos. They are kids underwear, usually cartoony.

Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Note that Spider-Man’s costume is more tech than fabric, a move away from the comics.

All this seems conspicuously green screen. Strange for the usually top notch effects department.


Then everyone fights.

Some things to note during this long fight sequence. Black Panther’s claws can damage Cap’s shield. War Machine’s baton is new and not from the comics.

Vision arrives and everyone faces off once more.


The nice moment with Cap and Spidey, where they share where they are from.

Ant-Man riding on one of Hawkeye’s arrow is an iconic comic book moment. It was used as the cover of Avengers #223 (September, 1982).

Iron Man still has FRIDAY, his AI. She is voiced by Kerry Condon.

This is Condon’s second time voicing FRIDAY in the MCU. She was last heard in Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015).

Then the big distraction. Scott goes large!

Giant Man in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

He’s not directly called Giant Man, but Hank Pym was Giant Man for many years, inverting his shrinking powers.


Spider-Man mentions that old movie – The Empire Strikes Back. You know it, it was the second Star Wars film, which was also owned by Disney.

Cap and Winter Soldier escape in the quinjet.

And War Machine is shot down.


Zemo is in Russia. Location unknown.

Then back in Zemo’s hotel room again. A body is found. We later discover it is Dr Broussard.

The quinjet flies into Siberia. Cap and Bucky have s moment.

Then Rhodey in an MRI machine. We assume a set. Stark questions how Vision could even make a mistake.

Then with Black Widow. We are at the Avengers facility and the Porsche Experience Center. Black Widow goes on the run.

Stark discovers the psychiatrist was killed. Dr Theo Broussard. He’s played by Joe Russo, co-director of this film.

Broussard’s name is a nod to Marvel Studios producer Stephen Broussard.

There was to be a scene where Zemo meets Broussard. Filmed, it was not included in the final film.

We learn a little more of Zemo’s background.


Zemo arrives in Siberia. We are back in Iceland, in terms of filming. He finds the soldiers.

Tony arrives at The Raft. The Raft is a more recent addition to the Marvel comics. A SHIELD prison near New York, it first appeared in Alias #26 (November 2003).

Scarlett Witch is in her cell. She is tied up. Meaning she has to use her hands to use her powers?

Scott mentions Hank Pym. Has Hank met Tony? Anyway, he’s from Ant-Man (2015).

Sam mentions Mark Fuhrman, a real, racist detective who investigated the case of OJ Simpson.


Iron Man heads off. Despite how he puts it on, it is still the Mark 45. He is followed by The Black Panther.

Cap and Bucky arrive at Siberia. We assume inside is a set.

Iron Man arrives. He calls Bucky the Manchurian Candidate. The (excellent) 1962 film of the same name featured a brainwashed soldier.

They head in and discover the soldiers are dead.

Zemo mentions the UR-100 rockets. Real things.


Zemo says he’s thought of nothing else for over a year. Making it over a year since Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015).

And we see that 16th December 1991 footage once again. Howard and Maris Stark are killed.

Did Cap know? Seems like a good question. As he says he didn’t know it was Bucky, we assume he found out the Starks were killed by Hydra, and they likely used Bucky to do it.

And they fight.


Iron Man blasts off Bucky’s arm.

Cap uses his shield against a repulsor blast. This scene is taken directly from the Civil War comic book, the cover for issue #7 (January 2007).

Black Panther captures Zemo, and stops him from killing himself.


Cap uses his line, “I could do this all day.” I line he used in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

Cap drops the shield as he leaves.

Zemo is captured. He talks to Ross.

Stark in a car. It’s an Audi R8.

He’s back at Avengers HQ.

A delivery for Tony Stank. The delivery man is Stan Lee, in his usual cameo.

Stan Lee in Captain America: Civil War (2016)


Tony gets Cap’s note. And a flipphone

Meanwhile, Cap rescues his team.

The final shot of Captain America: Civil War (2016)

And credits.

Mid credits scene

Bucky goes into stasis. Cap is with him. Turns out they both with T’challa and in Wakanda. We assume this is a set.

Bucky goes under.

The waterfall outdoors is a plate of Iguazú Falls in Misiones, Argentina.

Post credits scene.

Peter with May.

He plays with a spotlight watch. It is something he had in the comics, but it was from his belt. It was called the Spider Signal.

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