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According to an unboxing video done by IGN, we’ve got some greater detail on the Sokovia Accords that kick off the struggle between Captain America and Iron Man in the upcoming Marvel film, Captain America: Civil War.

As the Accords read,

In accordance with the document at hand, I hereby certify that the below mentioned participants, peoples and individuals, shall no longer operate freely or unregulated, but instead operate under the rules, ordinances and governances of the afore mentioned United Nations panel, acting only when and if the panel deems it appropriate and/or necessary. -Sokovia Accords

Then, underneath, it has places for signatures from Clint Barton, Wanda Maximoff, James Rhodes, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Anthony Stark, Vision and Sam Wilson.


This really doesn’t give us much new information that we didn’t already know. We already knew that the Accords were coming, we already knew they’d be designed to regulate super hero activities and we already knew a majority of the people they’d want to sign. However, hearing phrases like, “shall no longer operate freely or unregulated,” followed by “operate under the rules, ordinances and governances” and “acting only when and if the panel deems it appropriate and/or necessary,” absolutely shines some light on to why Captain America takes the side he does.

That is, these Accords completely rob our heroes of their ability to act in the best interests of the world. It instead puts their power and efficacy into the hands of the world’s governments which, after the events of Winter Soldier, we already know Mr. Rogers doesn’t trust. These Accords pin Rogers down under layers of bureaucracy which could be the difference between life and death sometimes. Not only that, but now he may also be ordered to enter unnecessary conflicts.

And that’s not even taking into account any instances where he acts on instinct to save someone and is then seen as acting against the Accords.

With language like this now being introduced into the arena, it’s easy to see why Captain Rogers is so vehemently against it. And, in a world that’s seen nothing but chaos grown out of what Iron Man creates, it’s easy to see why Stark sides with the Accords.

One last thing, neither Bruce Banner nor Thor Odinson are listed for the Accords. Obviously, we know that they are not in the movie, but is there a reason that they are not listed? Well, fine, Thor is a god, it’s doubtful the world governments would try to get him to sign anything because — he’s a god. But Bruce is the one person out of everyone that absolutely should sign and would most likely WANT to sign.

It’s possible that since he went missing, the world assumes he’s not a threat anymore. Of course, it’s also possible that this is just a prop created for the Marvel Phase Two box set and they left those names off because neither one is in Civil War.

Captain America: Civil War is schedule to hit theatres May 6, 2016.

H/T: Comicbook.com

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