~Matt Key

British magazine, Total Film via CBM, released this image today in an article about Marvel’s upcoming superhero blockbuster — Captain America: Civil War. It features some beautiful conceptual artwork by Andy Park & Ryan Meinderding and shows eleven of the Marvel heroes we’ve grown to know and love all fighting each other.

We see, obviously, Captain America fighting Iron Man and Black Panther fighting Winter Soldier. We also see Cap’s partner, The Falcon, fighting Tony’s partner War Machine.

However, those are the fights we were expecting to see. The Vision vs. Scarlet Witch seems like a total surprise, especially given their relationship in the comics, but possibly the biggest surprise is seeing Black Widow fighting Ant-Man. We’ve all assumed that Scott Lang would side with Cap and that, of course, Black Widow would be right there fighting along with him. However, this is apparently not the case, at least according to this art.


Just as interesting as who they’re fighting is the what is written in the text for each hero.

With Black Widow, it appears that she feels like signing on to the Accords because her ledger is red and she wants to erase a few things from her past.

Strangely, they refer to War Machine as War Hammer. It’s unclear if this is a typo on the part of the magazine of if War Hammer is his name now?

Here’s what each one says:

Black Widow
Team: Iron Man
“Wait, what? Black Widow fighting against Captain America? Yep, Steve’s long-time ally is going rogue in Civil War, siding with Tony Stark over the Registration Act, “She’s trying to pick up the pieces of her life,” says Scarlett Johansson. This is going to be messy.

Team: Captain America
After his brush with Falcon (Anthony Mackie) in Ant-Man, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is entering the Avengers fray for good, and it seems he and Falcon have patched things up between films, as Marvel’s tiniest hero is siding with Cap. “It’s been a surreal ride so far,” says Rudd of joining the superhero stable. “It’s really only just starting…”

War Hammer 
Team: Iron Man
Old Shellhead’s greatest ally, War Hammer (Don Cheadle) looks to get into a spot of bother in Civil War — the film’s trailer shows his pulverized body being cradled by a distraught Tony. Could this be the end of the line?

Black Panther 
Team: Iron Man
After that Avengers: Age of Ultron Easter Egg placed Black Panther in Wakanda, the clawed hero debuts in Civil War. “We needed fresh eyes, (somebody) who wasn’t embedded with the Avengers,” Marvel honcho Kevin Feige has said of introducing Panther at this point in the story.

The Winter Soldier
Team: Captain America
Las seen in the post-credits Ant-Man sting, he may have been trying to kill Caps in The Winter Soldier, but now that he’s recovered his memories, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) is back on side— possibly. “You’re always trying to guess what side he is on… because he can go both ways,” Stan teases.


Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely,Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, Captain America: Civil War is set for release on May 6, 2016.

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