13 Things You Didn't Notice About 'Captain America: Civil War'
At this point, it feels like practically every person on the planet has seen Captain America: Civil War. Although the Marvel movie just premiered early in May, Civil War is already the highest-grossing film of the year, and it's the first movie of 2016 to earn a billion dollars at the box office. So odds are that you've seen it. And given the movie's stellar reviews, odds are you enjoyed it, too. Be that as it may, there are still some things you didn't notice in Captain America: Civil War .
The nearly two-and-a-half-hour movie was packed with characters, storylines, and action, but also loads of subtle references that you may not have caught after a single viewing. These references come in many forms; whether they're shout outs to Marvel Comics, Easter Eggs connected to the rest of the MCU, pop culture references, blink-and-you'll-miss-them cameos, or even an unsolved mystery from the film that has taken the internet by storm. So before you watch the movie again, check out these 13 things you may have missed in Captain America: Civil War, and then see if you can spot them in a repeat viewing.
The name Falcon gives his drone is the same name his actual bird companion goes by in the comics.
"Homecoming" is one of Bucky's 10 confusing trigger words, and it also happens to be the name of the upcoming Spider-Man movie.
3. Peggy Carter's Eulogy
During Peggy Carter's funeral, Sharon Carter delivers a stirring speech that she attributes to her aunt about standing your ground, but the speech was actually first given almost word for word by Captain America in the Civil War comics.
4. Quicksilver Shout Out
When Hawkeye rescues Scarlet Witch from the Mansion, he mentions that he owes her a debt. This is a reference to her brother, Quicksilver, sacrificing his life to save Clint's in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
5. The Airport's Name
The big airport battle was so amazing you probably didn't notice the minor detail of the airport's name: Flughafen Leipzig-Halle. Why is this important? Well, even though Zemo is Sokovian in the movie, he's from Leipzig, Germany in the comics.
Once captured, Bucky is locked in a cell that is prominently labeled "D23" — which is the name of the official Disney fan club.
When Bucky and Steve are remembering the good old days, they talk about a redhead that Bucky dated named Dot. Could this be Dottie Underwood, the redheaded Soviet agent from Agent Carter?
8. The Manchurian Candidate
Tony gives this nickname to Bucky, referencing the novel (and numerous movies based upon said novel) about a man who is brainwashed into becoming a communist assassin.
9. Cap's Callback
While losing his fight against Tony, Cap says, "I can do this all day." He uttered this same line twice before way back in Captain America: The First Avenger when facing similarly challenging odds.
10. Joe Russo
Zemo executes his plan by murdering and impersonating Dr. Theo Broussard, who was actually played by the film's co-director in a cameo.
11. Dean Pelton
Before they were shepherding the MCU, the Russo Brothers were directing lots of TV comedy. One show they were heavily involved with was Community, and Jim Rash cameos in the film as a dean who is a dead ringer for Dean Pelton.
12. The Bluth Stair Car
Another TV comedy the Russos have a history with, Arrested Development's iconic vehicle can be spotted in the background during the airport sequence.
13. Bucky Never Eats His Plums
When he first appears on screen, Bucky buys some plums at an outdoor market. He then is forced to go on the run and at some point off camera, ditches the fruit. Hopefully in his next film appearance Bucky will finally be able to eat his plums.
There, now you're fully-prepared to watch Captain America: Civil War again and spot everything you missed the first time — and probably a few things that I missed as well.
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