“Captain America: Civil War” made quite an impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film introduced a few new masks into the Marvel U (like Spider-Man and Black Panther) and, as it turns out, it also marked the last appearance of a Marvel hero — sort of. As “Civil War” co-director Joe Russo confirmed in a conversation with the Huffington Post, Steve Rogers is no longer Captain America.
Remember that moment at the end of “Civil War” when Cap drops his iconic shield and doesn’t pick it back up? Turns out, that decision was the last one Steve made as Cap. “I think him dropping that shield is him letting go of that identity,” said Joe Russo, who will also direct “Avengers: Infinity War” with Anthony Russo. “[It’s] him admitting that certainly the identity of Captain America was in conflict with the very personal choice that he was making.”
But Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, will be in “Infinity War.” As HuffPo notes, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have said that the Avengers will need all the help they can get — including the formerly star-spangled Super-Soldier — to go up against Thanos.
Could this mean that the films will introduce the Nomad moniker that Steve Rogers used when he left the Captain America behind in the comics? (You can see that look in the image at the top of this article) And if Steve’s no longer Captain America, will another superhero — like Falcon or Winter Soldier — fill that void eventually?
We’ll learn more about the next chapter in Steve Rogers’ life when “Avengers: Infinity War” arrives in theaters on May 4, 2018.
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