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It blows my mind that Marvel is doing with 20+ Superheroes what DC is having trouble with, with 6.

it’s all in the foundation, man. it’s sad because wb has the most iconic superheroes of all time but they didn’t take the time to set up their universe/character(izations) properly 

Civil War...

I’ve been reading people’s reactions to the new Captain America: Civil War trailer. I just realized something: 

There are people out there who don’t know how the Civil War story line ends.

If you read the comics, you probably know what happens right at the end of the Civil War story. If you are constantly on Tumblr or Wikipedia like us, there are dozens of ways to be exposed to spoilers. But still: There are lots of people who watch the Marvel movies who don’t read the comics.

The Civil War comic book sold 341,856 copies (issue #2). The collected graphic novel edition sold 122,597 copies in Diamond comic book stores between 2007 and 2014. It probably sold a lot more than that through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, but I can’t find actual numbers. Civil War is still the third best-selling superhero graphic novel on Amazon today.

For comparison, the movie Captain America : The Winter Soldier sold 31,795,174 movie tickets in the U.S. (It sold almost three times that if you include international markets.) When you add up the Blu Rays and DVD, The Winter Soldier sold 3,121,395 copies on home video.

So, in total, in the US, 554,453 (Half a Million) people bought the comic in a comic book shop, and 34,916,569 (35 Million!) people paid to watch the last Cap movie. For every 1 person who bought the comic, there were 63 people who watched the movie. 

Regardless: A lot of the people who walk into the movie theater on May 6th will be completely unspoiled. They will have no idea what they’re in for. That makes me really excited, and here’s why:

The ending of this movie is going to DESTROY people.

Imagine you went to see the Winter Soldier movie for the first time, and you somehow avoided all the spoilers, so the soldier’s true identity was a complete surprise. Exciting, right? 

Wrong.

That’s nothing. There is a thing that happens at the end of the Civil War movie that is going to blow people’s minds. I don’t think the general public is prepared. I don’t think we as a fandom are prepared. Hell, I know what happens, and I don’t even think I’m prepared to see it acted out on the big screen with real actors and orchestral music and everything.

If you don’t follow the comics, please do whatever you can to stay spoiler-free. Do not google the wikipedia article. Do whatever you can. Because this movie is going to be Amazing.

I was reading people reactions on Tumblr: “It’s all focused on the characters’ relationships”, “They’ve given us a movie that looks like fan fic!”,  “Ha, ha, it’s Stony versus Stucky!” And at first I thought: Well…. They’re certainly not wrong.

And then it Hit me: We Are Not Ready. We are not emotionally prepared for what happens next.

I’ve decided that the easiest way to ignore the hateful comments I’ve been reading/seeing about Bucky Barnes is to remember this:

If Sebastian Stan weren’t such an amazing actor, people wouldn’t be hating on his character so much. 

Think about it. He was in about 5 hours worth of movies (Cap 1 & 2) for only about 20-30 minutes total. There have been two glimpses of Civil War, thus far…one full-length trailer, clocking in at 2 min 26 sec and a tv spot that’s about 30 sec. 

He barely had any dialogue in Cap 2. Probably the most we’ve seen Bucky speak has been in that trailer for Civil War…and yet with very little exposure, he’s created a shitstorm against his character. In reality, all it took was a very believable 1.5 seconds of film to really set their ire. 

Well-done, Sebastian! Chris Evans was right…you are phenomenal and Marvel is lucky to have you!