As the MCU moves into Phase 4, the outcomes of the Civil War seem to have ended. While Captain America and Iron Man found their resolve the government hasn’t…
The scars of the MCU Civil War may have been forgotten in the wake of Endgame, but they are far from healed. The formation of the Avengers in 2012 “to bring together a group of remarkable people” saved the Earth from destruction. And with each team-up, the battles and destruction only got bigger with higher prices to be paid. Meanwhile, the likes of Ultron and the Winter Soldier were proof that the deeds superheroes could indeed produce deadly outcomes.
Watch: Sokovia Accords Debate | Captain America: Civil War (2016)
After all the facets of destruction that the Avengers were associated with, the final destruction in Lagos led to the proposal of the Sokovia Accords. It was named after the decimated locale of Sokovia, which saw the aftermath of Avengers as they took on Ultron. The Bill would make the Avengers a body registered and regulated by the world governments. Thus, for any unsupervised action, they would be held accountable.
But, while Tony Stark believes that the Avengers “need to be put in check…whatever form that takes, I’m game”, Steve Rogers disagrees. He believes that they are giving up by “not taking responsibility for our actions.” While Tony wants to legitimize the team to prevent it from being above the law, Steve believes that this can lead to delayed actions. And not to mention, documenting their true identities would also put them and their loved ones at risk. Every member chooses either side, and they go separate ways. Finally, the fight against Thanos does remove the Accords from the big picture. However, evidence still remains that the repercussions of the MCU Civil War are far from over.
Spider-Man Is On A Run For Killing Mysterio
Spider-Man: Far From Home is the only movie that is set in the aftermath of Endgame. Peter is mourning the death of his mentor Tony Stark. In the MCU Civil War, he was a part of Tony’s team supporting the Accords. In Far from Home, we see him working under the orders of Nick Fury and Maria Hill (who although later reveal themselves to be Skrulls). By the end of the movie, Mysterio was able to set him up for the terrorist attack in London. This gets further heated with J. Jonah Jameson leading a media backlash against Spider-Man, as he always has. This works in direct opposition to the Sokovia Accords for the web-crawler. And only proves that even the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man can bring world-class devastations if not “put in check.”
Endgame Extends the Civil War Tension
Earth owes a non-payable debt to the Avengers for defeating Thanos and preventing a worldwide massacre. Thanos’ snap was “inevitable” even if the Avengers had not formed. It isn’t like Ultron who was, basically, the brain-child of Tony. Yet, the collateral damage that Earth saw in Infiniti War and Endgame will always hold the Avengers responsible, even if partly. This is because regardless of the snap affecting the earth, Thanos arrived only because he came to know about the Infiniti Stones present here. This certainly brings back the words said by two guys earlier in the MCU. In 2012 Avengers Thor said “Your work with the Tesseract is what drew Loki to it, and his allies [the Chitauri]. It is a signal to all the realms that Earth is ready for a higher form of war.”
Our very strength invites challenge. Challenge incites conflict. And conflict breeds catastrophe.Vision in Civil War (2016)
Tony was responsible for creating Ultron, who out the mind-stone in Vision, and Scarlet Witch got her powers from it too. Thor could not protect the Infiniti Stones in Asgard, and Doctor Strange carried the Time Stone with him like jewelry. It is easy for anyone to point a finger and blame the Avengers and their lust for power as the main reason for Thanos’ arrival and the destruction and death of millions.
Captain America and Bucky are Still “Vigilantes”
Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes may still carry the tag of vigilantes, post their actions in MCU Civil War, even after playing their part in the final Endgame fight. We get a clear glimpse of this when General Ross comes face to face with Steve Rogers in Infiniti War. “The world’s on fire and you think all is forgiven?” asks Ross to Captain. This does seem like a sign that they are not forgiven yet. At the moment, the authorities do not know that Rogers is an old man. And the fact that the mantel of defeating Thanos fell into Stark’s hands still keep captain and Bucky pretty high up in America’s most-wanted list.
General Ross has always been at the forefront of bringing the Avengers within governmental legislations. While he does accept that the Avengers have protected and saved Earth many times, there have done so with “unlimited power and no supervision. That’s an arrangement the governments of the world can no longer tolerate.” Moreover, there is also the theory of Ross being a HYDRA agent. And if this stands true, he will do all in his power to divide and disrupt the Avengers. And the Endgame can’t stand in the way either. He is making a come back in the Black Widow movies and there are rumours of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier opening doorways for a Thunderbolts in MCU.
Hawkeye’s Ronin Tracks Can be Traced
Hawkeye took on the identity of a Ronin and went on a killing spree after Thanos’ snap wiped out his entire family. He was already subjected to have gone against the law when he chose sides with Steve Rogers in MCU Civil War. However, Natasha brought him back, he fought the war and finally got to return to his home with his family.
Nonetheless, we do know that he will return in his solo Disney+ series. And if his acts as Ronin re-surface for the public eye, it will be a huge boost for the likes of General Ross. This will only add to the strengthening of the Sokovia Accords.
Be that as it may, to add the Sokovia Accords in the future storylines will be a great way to add realism to the characters as well as the MCU itself. Even mere thinking about the different possibilities does turn us “uncharacteristically non-hyperverbal”, doesn’t it?