Captain America: Civil War, Entertainment Weekly

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Entertainment Weekly can't fit Marvel's heroes on just one cover.

Ahead of Captain America: Civil War's May 6 release, the magazine devoted four covers to #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan for its Summer Movie Preview issue. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Captain America (Chris Evans) are ready to rumble on one side, while Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is raring to go alongside War Machine (Don Cheadle), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Vision (Paul Bettany). Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp) are M.I.A.

So, how did friends become foes?

It all comes down to who should have control over the superheroes. Should it be the collective governments of the world, or should it be the heroes themselves? Steve Rogers (Evans) defies Tony Stark (Downey) in order to protect his BFF Bucky Barnes (Stan), who is suspected of committing a terrorist act. The lines of right and wrong are blurred, causing some alliances to shift. "This is an argument and a struggle with your family, for your family, and against your family," Evans says of breaking up the Avengers. "I think it's much more akin to [disputes] we have in real life. Arguments with your family can be far worse than struggles with your enemy."

The movie is already a hit with critics. "Tear away the powers, abilities and egos...and the third Captain America movie is at its core a deep exploration of friendship and family and what sacrifices should be made to hold onto both," USA Today's Brian Truitt writes, noting that Evans and Downey give "outstanding performances." The star-studded film is "overflowing with story," he adds. "It's a gold mine for Marvel nerds that may be dizzying for the rest. Yet the central conflict between superfriends Steve and Tony stays in focus..." The Wrap's Dave White praises the film for serving "serious-minded action that never forgets to indulge in serious fun." Variety's Justin Chang was equally effusive in his review of the blockbuster, writing, "Captain America: Civil War doesn't break the mold; it burnishes the brand, and sets a high but not insurmountable bar."

See every detail from Entertainment Weekly's four new covers below:

Captain America: Civil War, Entertainment Weekly

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Captain America: Civil War, Entertainment Weekly

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Captain America: Civil War, Entertainment Weekly

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Captain America: Civil War, Entertainment Weekly

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