MOVIE NEWS – Anthony and Joe Russo declared that Steve Rogers left his Captain America identity, but he will still return in Avengers: Infinity War. In 2016 already, directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo will start production on Avengers: Infinity War, which will hit theaters May 4, 2018, which will be shot back-to-back with another untitled Avengers movie (May 3, 2019).
Although no other names were announced, the directors have told that all these movies will unite the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe, while most fans suppose that all of the previously established MCU characters will show up at some point.
Captain America: Civil War will be available on Digital HD September 2, so the Russo brothers made the press rounds and today they dropped quite a big information confirming that Chris Evans‘ Steve Rogers is no longer Captain America. If you haven’t seen Civil War quite yet, there will be SPOILERS so read on at your own risk.
After the final, epic confrontation of Civil War, between Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) Cap drops his iconic shield, and we won’t see him pick it up again. The Huffington Post talked the Russo Brothers, who confirmed that Steve Rogers is indeed dropping the Captain America identity.
“I think him dropping that shield is him letting go of that identity. [It’s] him admitting that certainly the identity of Captain America was in conflict with the very personal choice that he was making,” told director Joe Russo.
While Steve Rogers isn’t Captain America anymore, it doesn’t mean that he won’t be available in Infinity War. Writer Christopher Markus teased that Steve Rogers will still be “helpful” in obliterating the “big purple guy” who’s coming: Thanos (Josh Brolin), while the Huffington Post speculates that Steve Rogers could turn into The Nomad, which happens in the Marvel Comics after Cap becomes disillusioned with the government, which certainly happened in Civil War. Naturally, that hasn’t been confirmed, but hopefully we’ll learn more as we get closer to Avengers: Infinity War starting production.