When Steve Rogers dropped his shield in Captain America: Civil War he was giving up more than we thought. The Huffington Post recently caught up with Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, ahead of Civil War’s Blu-Ray release. The directors, who are currently working on Infinity War revealed that Steve Rogers is no longer Captain America after the monumental events of Civil War.
“I think him dropping that shield is him letting go of that identity,” said Joe. “[It’s] him admitting that certainly the identity of Captain America was in conflict with the very personal choice that he was making.”
Don’t worry, Cap will still have a major role in Infinity War. Thanos is set to tear the Marvel Cinematic Universe apart and we can’t imagine Rogers will just stand by and let that happen. Title or no title, he’s still a hero. Not to mention Chris Evans still has a few movies left on that contract.
Will We See A New Captain America?
Marvel Comics fans will know that Rogers has given up the Captain America title on multiple occasions. Characters such as Falcon and The Winter Soldier have previously picked up the shield, and taken the name. It’s unlikely that the Russo brothers will introduce a new Cap but I wouldn’t put it passed Marvel to surprise us all.
With the Captain America title up for grabs, which MCU character would you like to see hold the shield? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
Avengers: Infinity War will land in theaters on May 4, 2018.