Steve Rogers Is No Longer Captain America in the MCU

     August 25, 2016

At the end of Captain America: Civil War, Captain America (Chris Evans) gives up his shield, breaks his fellow vigilantes out of prison, and goes into hiding in Wakanda. Being a fugitive is an odd place for Captain America to be, but it makes a bit more sense if you accept that Steve Rogers is no longer Captain America.

While promoting the Blu-ray for Captain America: Civil War, directors Joe and Anthony Russo explained to Huffington Post that when Cap drops his shield at the end of the movie, it’s a symbol for him giving up his superhero mantle:

“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.”

So where does this leave Rogers? Some have speculated that he could go by “Nomad”, the identity he took on in the comics when he became disillusioned with the government during the Watergate era. Granted, he probably wouldn’t have such a goofy costume, but perhaps we’d see him working under the codename “Nomad”. But don’t expect Steve Rogers to be permanently removed from being Captain America.

“There’s a big purple guy coming. He could be very helpful,” said co-writer Christopher Markus.

That “big purple guy” is Thanos, the ineffective villain who currently has no Infinity Stones, but is somehow supposed to make the Avengers’ lives miserable when he finally comes along in Avengers: Infinity War. Granted, a conflict of the size that Thanos is promising would necessitate Steve Rogers getting back in the fray, and as he says in The Winter Soldier, “If you’re gonna fight a war, you got to wear a uniform.”

Captain America: Civil War hits Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on September 2nd and Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on September 13th.


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