At the end of Captain America: Civil War, we watched a war-weary Captain America aka Steve Rogers drop his iconic shield and walk away. Though he eventually rescued up to rescue his Avenger friends who were being held hostage, he was not wearing his iconic suit and armor when we say him again. So what’s all that about?
True Marvel enthusiasts will recall a time in the comics when Rogers had become disillusioned with the United States. Turning his back on his identity as Captain America, Rogers decided to become a hero without a country; reinviting himself into the superhero, Nomad. With the upcoming Marvel films including, Avengers: Infinity War: Part 1 in 2018, it looks like we might be seeing some version of Nomad instead of the Cap’ we’ve grown accustomed too. The Russo Brothers who directed the last two Captain America films, basically confirmed this news when they chatted with The Huffington Post recently. Joe Russo said, “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.”
The Russo Brothers are confirmed to direct Infinity War where we will see the epic battle between the Avengers and the diabolical Thanos. We know for sure that we’ll see some version of Steve Rogers (he’s way too loyal to leave his friends hanging.), but we just don’t know exactly who he might be. Hopefully, Nomad, or whomever Rogers is calling himself these days will make his debut in Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, or Thor: Ragnarok, so we don’t have to wait another two years before we find out.
Infinity War: Part 1 drops May 4, 2018.
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