Easter eggs and trivia
Falcon’s bird-shaped drone Redwing is a nod to Sam Wilson’s pet bird of prey in the comics – the pair can communicate telepathically.
Black Widow makes a reference to not knowing where AWOL Avengers Bruce Banner and Thor are. Perhaps the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok – in which the duo share top billing – is set in the same time frame as Civil War?
Vasily Karpov, the Hydra operative who carries the all-important codewords for activating the Winter Soldier, also crops up in the comics. There he’s the Russian scientist who reprogrammes Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier. Civil War’s Sokovian chief antagonist Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) appears in the comics too – he’s the son of the original Baron Zemo, a Nazi scientist named Heinrich.
Ant-Man has previously scaled himself up as both Giant-Man and Goliath.
Tony Stark also built Peter Parker a spider-suit in the comics – he was known as the Iron Spider when he wore it.