Opinion: How Captain America: Civil War Leads Into Avengers: Infinity War

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Captain America: Civil War didn’t have too many obvious teases for Avengers: Infinity War, but the seeds have been planted that the Avengers are needed again. It’s only a matter of time until Thanos arrives.

Bear in mind if you have not seen Captain America: Civil War yet, we will be discussing about spoilers so click away. If you have seen it, then this is our opinion on how the film leads into Avengers: Infinity War.

We’ve already discussed last week that the ending of Civil War is interesting because all of the Earth’s heroes are separated. Many of the former Avenger members are fugitives as they are hiding from the Government – specifically from General Ross and his men.

Not to mention you have Captain America hiding out in Wakanda so he won’t be doing anything for a while. The only “official” Avengers are Iron Man and Vision. War Machine is still an official member, but he’s injured right now.

The only other hero that could be an Avenger is Spider-Man, but he’s not experienced yet. We will see him more in action when his solo movie comes out next year.

Anyway, Avengers: Infinity War will be about Thanos and his quest to get all of the Infinity Stones. EVERY strong superhero is needed to try and beat him and it won’t be beneficial if Iron Man, Vision and Spider-Man take him on all by themselves. All of the other “fugitive” Avengers will need to come back.


The Sokovia Accords that some of the Avengers signed means they can only tackle missions that the Government has assigned for them to do. Luckily most of them did not sign it so they are free to fight Thanos whenever they want.

In my opinion, I feel that Thor and Hulk might come back to Earth after whatever happens in Ragnarok and has to assemble the Avengers again. I also think Nick Fury plays a part in this also as the Russo brothers specifically left him out of Civil War as they didn’t want him to choose a side.

The fact that most of the Avengers have been separated or have been in hiding will make the urgency of Infinity War an interesting movie to watch if this pans out. I’m sure Thor and Hulk don’t care about the Government and would just want everyone to be on the same page in order to fight Thanos.

The threat of Thanos might even make General Ross think twice about arresting the Avengers who are on the run such as Captain America, Falcon, Ant-Man, Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye.

Steve Rogers even sends a letter to Tony Stark (at the end of Civil War) along with a mobile phone to call him whenever he needs him or the other Avengers. Despite what happened in Civil War, Rogers knows that evil is always lurking and the Government cannot stop them from going out on unsanctioned missions. Stark or the duo of Hulk and Thor must assemble everyone in time for the big battle with Thanos!

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