Will Captain America Die in The Next Avengers?
May 28th, 2016
By Elijah Solidum
By Elijah Solidum
The latest addition to the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: Civil War just came out and it was everything anyone could hope for. Casual movie-goers got to watch an action-packed superhero movie. Diehard comic book fans got exactly what they wanted, except for one thing.
In the comic book version of Civil War, one of our beloved (or hated, if you're Team Iron Man like myself) heroes dies. Captain America, or at least Steve Rogers as Captain America, does not survive at the end. As anyone who has seen the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe can tell you, Captain America comes out battered and bruised, but still very much breathing.
Buuut… Did he already die? In Age of Ultron, Tony Stark has a vision of The Avengers dying, specifically Captain America. Could this be more than just a vision? Perhaps, foreshadowing for the third Avengers movie?
This only makes more and more sense the more you think about it, and for most MCU diehards, it has been no secret that Cap will probably be the first Avenger to go. Bucky Barnes has stepped into a bigger role with each Marvel movie, and it is hinted that Bucky will take the shield and helm of Captain America if Steve Rogers were to perish. Even those heavily involved in the Marvel movies hint at Steve Rogers dying. Frank Grillo, who plays Crossbones, once said "I would love to kill Captain America," to which director Joe Russo responded, "we may or may not have filmed that scene." Hmm... Well, we did not see it in Civil War, but will we see it in Infinity War?
Chris Evans, currently playing Captain America, only signed on for six Marvel movies, while Bucky has signed on for nine. After three Captain America movies and three Avengers movies (after Infinity War), that contract looks to be up.
Who knows? Maybe he’s just going into retirement, but right now, it makes too much sense that Captain America dies. Besides, who doesn’t want a little extra drama stirring up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? How will he die? At the hands of an extremely powerful villain, or at the hands of one his own allies?
I guess we’ll find out once Infinity War rolls around, but until then, enjoy your time with Steve Rogers, and appreciate that Chris Evans was a better Captain America than he was as that fire dude from The Fantastic Four. I'm still #TeamIronMan, though.
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