What Was The Original Plan For Captain America 3?

Captain America Civil War was the most anticipated superhero movie of 2016 for the Marvel fans, much like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for DC camp. It opened to a massive opening, the global box office collections crossed a Billion dollar mark. Due to loss of property and human life as a result of Avengers actions, General Ross pointed out the need for maintaining oversight through Sokovia Accords to be ratified by 117 nations, which will appoint a special UN Panel to keep checks and balances on Avengers missions. This created deep fissures among Tony Stark and Captain America resulting into a division of Avengers into two camps: Team Iron Man and Team Cap.

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But how will you feel as a Marvel fan if you come to know that Captain America Civil War was never part of the original plan in Marvel Phase 3? In fact, there was a cloud of uncertainty regarding the availability of Robert Downey Jr. for the project. When he confirmed his dates, Marvel greenlit the Civil War movie to compete with DC. It was more a reaction to DC’s announcement of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.


This raises the question – What was the alternate version of Captain America 3 all about? The speculation was that it was inspired by Serpent society storyline from Marvel comics. But now we know that during that period the script revolved around Mad Bomb plot. In the mid-1970’s Marvel comics, Mad Bomb featured in Captain America stories, it was literally a bomb that would make people go mad with rage and anxiety. It was set off in the middle of New York that caused a huge amount of chaos throughout the city. There are murder and mayhem everywhere. On being asked why they wanted to do Mad-bomb, the writers said:

“The charm of Mad-bomb is that it can turn hordes of people into berserkers, it’s a physical challenge that Cap and co would have faced. This would have been a moral conundrum for Cap as he has to fight civilians, and how can he stop them without killing them.”

Maybe someday we will have this movie made, but this sounds insanely awesome.

Anuj Aggarwal

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