As a nearly lifelong Marvel fan and also an MCU fan I find nothing but joy in this.
I do think it is incredibly strange (no pun intended) how many people have come out of the woodwork to complain about Cumberbatch's potential (as its not exactly finalized yet) casting. I think he's a fantastic actor of stage and screen but out of nowhere people suddenly think he's talentless? Lame.
I am a little tickled that my #1 choices for Doctor Strange and Black Panther casting were chosen...this only means that they need to get Katee Sackhoff for Captain Marvel.
I expect Civil War won't be about registering Super Heroes...there aren't enough characters in the MCU to pull this off, let alone characters with alter egos like Spider-Man. Daredevil will really be the first superhero in the MCU with an actual alter ego and I'm fairly certain he's not going to be part of Civil War, but who knows. I think Tony will see a vision from Wanda (Scarlet Witch), which will be the scene with Cap's broken shield, and its going to show him that the heroes fell because Tony and other powered people. He will think the only way to combat this is to potentially do something similar to what was going to be done in Winter Soldier. Tony thinks its going to be necessary to find and register "powered" individuals before they are a potential threat or simply take them out before they are. Spider-Man unmasking and changing sides isn't the only milestone moment in Civil War as I think "Clor" is a pretty big deal as well as others.
No matter what, there are tons of places this series can go. Not to mention two of my favorite villains are about to be on the big screen in a big way: Ultron and Thanos. I'm also super interested to see how Sebastian Stan fits into all this.
I also don't see the general malaise of some in the comments. Super hero films aren't a genre, they are a subgenre. No one complains about a new sci-fi/action/rom-com/etc when they are released. 2, more than likely, decent superhero films a year isn't too much. If you don't want to see them then don't, but lets not act like there's 5 superhero movies every month.
@jakob187 The Civil War we're getting isn't the comics Civil War, so we should stop judging the film on what happened in the comics. I seriously doubt Marvel make potentially billion dollar decisions on a photoshopped image some doof put online for hits. That's the epitome of conspiracy theory.