The history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be convoluted. It spans 12 movies and has introduced countless characters from the comic book publisher's archive. With so much happening, over the course of eight years, it can be difficult to remember specific plot details or events that would lead to members of the Avengers and other heroes going head-to-head in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
YouTube user MCUExchange has restructured the entire history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to present a more linear explanation for the events that lead up to the film. It starts with Iron Man and slowly makes its way through all 12 movies, hitting only the key parts of each film that lead to the tension between the two groups. The video is cut together brilliantly, and at seven minutes, gives a pretty in-depth explanation that won't send you into a Wikipedia hole for hours on end.
In Civil War, Iron Man and Captain America create two separate teams that prepare to fight each other over a government act that would have superheroes reveal their true identities. In the comics, Iron Man is vehemently for the plan while Captain America is against it.
The movie also marks Spider-Man's entrance into the Cinematic Universe, with Tom Holland taking on the role played previously by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6.