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Avengers: Infinity War is demanding, heartbreaking, exhilarating, massive, and dense. More than seemingly any movie so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it requires its viewer to be intimately acquainted with all the films that come before it - and, if you are, it's rewarding and audacious in ways the franchise has never been before and isn't likely to be again. It's a movie that is not screwing around.

The Russo Brothers, directors of Captain America: Civil War as well as Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel, just purchased the rights to The Electric State, an illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag. Andy Muschietti, director of It, is in talks to direct, and Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, writers of the Russo's Marvel movies, will adapt the screenplay.

At the center of Captain America: Civil War is the most spectacular action scene we've ever seen in a superhero movie. Twelve superheroes in one place, fighting with each other, a battle packed with excitement, humour, and personal stakes. It's the kind of set piece even the biggest Hollywood blockbuster would kill to have, and yet it's not why Civil War is so great.

Like many things in Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fact that Captain America 3 is actually the huge crossover, Civil War, is totally Bucky's fault. If his last movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, hadn't been so good, maybe things would have been simpler. But, alas, when trying to come up with something to top The Winter Soldier, only one thing was up to the task: Civil War.

As Disney and Sony executives locked horns in a Hollywood conference room last February, the film-makers behind Captain America: Civil War were already betting on the outcome. Spider-Man was going to be in this movie, no matter what. And if he wasn't, well, that was going to be a problem.