By Nick Romano
March 27, 2016 at 06:37 PM EDT

It’s been a long journey for Steve Rogers and Tony Stark on the road to Captain America: Civil War, but as one supercut of the Marvel Cinematic Universe illustrates, tension has been building for some time. 

Charles Villanueva edited together footage from films and TV shows like Iron Man, Captain America: The First AvengerJessica Jones, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to show how Marvel has been setting up the events in Civil War

The film, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, sees the introduction of the Sokovia Accords that seek to impose harsher restrictions on superhuman activity. The action splits the Avengers with two factions forming around Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans). Marvel’s The Avengers and its sequel, Age of Ultron, teased the impending smackdown, but the supercut illustrates the larger evolution of these two characters.


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Captain America: Civil War, featuring everyone from Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, will hit theaters on May 6.

  • Movie
  • PG-13
release date
  • 05/06/16
  • 146 minutes
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