‘Captain America Civil War’ War Machine, The Falcon Clash: One of Them Dies?


“Captain America: Civil War” is creating excitement and thrill among the fans. We suppose by the time it will reach the theaters this May, fans will be craving for more superhero vs. superhero bloodshed on the big screen. Early promotions for the film has focused  only on the  conflict between Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), as the releasing date draws closer the clashes of their fellow super-heroes are also coming into the picture.

In effect, Civil War will have quite a lot of superhero one-on-one conflicts, with photos from the movie’s set teasing clashes between the likes of Cap and Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), among others. Likewise, the latest Civil War concept art offers a quick look at the clash between The Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and War Machine/James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) in the film, reports Screenrant.

From a thematic point of view, it makes a certain amount of sense that Falcon and War Machine particularly would find themselves facing off during the events of “Captain America: Civil War.” Screenrant conveyed that both of these superheroes use high-tech gear and fly as part of their power-set. On top, both of them are soldiers (Sam Wilson is an expert of the Afghanistan War while James Rhodes is an active duty Colonel in the U.S. Military) and close buddies of the leaders of their respective “sides” in the heroic conflict.

The production artwork clearly shows the two heroes not only fighting but showing off some new weaponry that they’ll have in “Captain America: Civil War,” as well. Falcon, previously portrayed as mainly using traditional firearms besides the potentialities of his mechanical wings, appears to have added a three-pronged cutting laser similar to Iron Man’s to one of his armored gloves—and may be using it to disable/destroy the unidentified gun-like weapon War Machine has been seen sporting in previously-released images.

While interesting to see, the great physical violence suggested by the art should give fans of either character pause. Rumors have continued to swirl that not all of The Avengers will make it out of Civil War alive, and trailers have specifically highlighted a scene where Iron Man is shown cradling the severely-injured, motionless body of War Machine, whose armor looks damaged by a serious blow to its power-source.

Since the original Civil War comic miniseries similarly had an unpleasant outcome, with the death of many superheroes, we can expect that the combat between Falcon and War Machine may end up in an upsetting note.

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