New photos from the set of Avengers 4 film show Captain America wearing a throwback costume. Chris Evans, who plays Steve Rogers, appears to have stepped into his costume from The Avengers, which hit theaters back in 2012.
In the photos, which you check out over at JustJared, Cap isn't alone. He is joined by Paul Rudd's Ant-Man, who appears to be wearing his new costume, which will debut in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp. Mark Ruffalo, who wears a motion capture suit, also features in the photos. Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark appears in navy blue outfit with a S.H.I.E.L.D. patch on his arm, even though S.H.I.E.L.D. went underground following the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Following The Avengers, Captain America donned two other iterations of the costume. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he wore a costume that did away with all of the red accents in favor of a darker, blue-and-silver look. He returned to the star-spangled costume (with some noticeable alterations) in Avengers: Age of Ultron and held onto it for Captain America: Civil War. In the promotional material for Avengers: Infinity War, he appears to have that same suit, though it has begun to show some wear and tear; additionally, he has grown out his beard as well as his noticeably darker hair.
Considering this, Cap's costume change could indicate that this scene takes place in a flashback. However, Ant-Man's presence complicates matters, since the character is wearing his suit from Ant-Man and the Wasp; what's more, he wasn't introduced until after Age of Ultron, which takes place three years after the events of The Avengers. Since the introduction of the Time Stone in Doctor Strange, though, the MCU could very well start to dabble with time travel.
Several other photos posted by the cast suggest Avengers 4 will feature extensive flashbacks. Previously, Sebastian Stan posted a behind-the-scenes photo in the Tony Stark’s Hall of Armors, which was destroyed in Iron Man 3. There have also been reports of a scene set during World War II, a time frame not seen since Captain America: The First Avenger, as well as rumors that Hayley Atwell will return. Since Peggy Carter died in Captain America: Civil War, her rumored involvement would have to take place in a flashback or dream sequence.
The untitled sequel to Avengers: Infinity War will release on May 3, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film opens May 4, 2018.