What International Incident Triggers The Sokovia Accords In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Here's the international incident triggers the Sokovia Accords in Captain America: Civil War!

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Here’s everything we learned about Marvel‘s Captain America: Civil War from the film’s synopsis:

“After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. ”

In a scene from Ant-Man, a passenger on a passenger on the San Fran trolley is reading a newspaper with the headline, “Who’s To Blame For Sokovia?” It’s a reference to Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the set-up for both the end credits scene, and Captain America: Civil War.

In the second Ant-Man post credits scene, Captain America references that Iron Man might not be able to help him and Falcon with Bucky because of “The Accords.”

In the comics, the incident that triggers the Civil War is when the New Warriors destory several city blocks in an attempt to apprehend a supervillain, causing the deaths of more than 600 civilians, prompting the Superhero Registration Act, which requires all superpowered beings to register with the government, reveal their secret identities, and receive “proper” training and operate under the employ of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what international incident triggers “The Sokovia Accords”?


The rumor is, according to trusted sources, the international incident in the film involving the Avengers that results in collateral damage involves Captain America and Scarlet Witch who are trying to apprehend Crossbones. The only problem is that Crossbones is wearing a suicide vest full of nasty explosives. In order to protect the civilians on the ground, Captain America orders Scarlet Witch to levitate Crossbones above ground. She does and unfortunately is unable to contain the massive explosion that sets off near a populated building causing death and destruction.

BOOM! Literally and figuratively speaking. So there you have it. Pretty nasty stuff. I’m curious if the collateral damage in the film will be on par with what was seen in Man Of Steel. What do you guys think? Chime in below!

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez has been covering the fanboy beat & breaking scoops for 14 years with numerous Hollywood trade, newspaper, & magazine mentions to his credit.