Actors Chris Evans (R) and Sebastian Stan (3rd R) pose for photographs with a man dressed as Captain America
Actors Chris Evans (R) and Sebastian Stan (3rd R) pose for photographs with a man dressed as Captain America on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange April 1, 2014. Evans and Stan rang the opening bell to promote their upcoming movie 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. Reuters/Brendan McDermid

A new synopsis of the much-anticipated “Captain America: Civil War” reveals Steve Rogers’ main purpose in the story, which inadvertently leads to the division of the superheroes. The plot synopsis highlights the difference in loyalties between Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, when it comes to the safety of the Avengers.

Released by Marvel, the new “Captain America: Civil War” synopsis talks about the events that happen with the Avengers following an incident that resulted in a “collateral damage.” The government steps in to mandate a change in leadership among the superheroes.

“Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team,” the synopsis read.

This “new status quo fractures the Avengers,” which results to the team being divided under opposing leadership. According to the synopsis, one team is “led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference.” Tony Stark on the other hand maintains his loyalties to the government and announces a “surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.”

Tony Stark and Steve Rogers will disagree in opinions when it comes to safeguarding the identity and personal lives of the Avengers in “Captain America: Civil War.” The government’s involvement with the superheroes will lead to the mandate of the Superhuman Registration Act.

Steve Rogers a.k.a. Captain America and Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man will be pitted against each other in the film because of their opposing opinions on the accord. Steve Rogers is against the Superhuman Registration Act, whereas Tony Stark sees it as the way to take accountability over the Avengers’ actions.

Evans had previously explained why Steve Rogers and Tony Stark have to take sides in the film during a panel interview at the Salt Lake Comic Con in September.

“Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who's always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn't trust anymore. Given what happened in Cap 2, I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own," he said.

Steve Rogers and Tony Stark’s rift is further highlighted in the first official trailer released for “Captain America: Civil War.”

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