We all know ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, is by no means going to be a regular superhero movie. The two-part finale is already making us lose our minds, and the recently released trailer further elevated that excitement.
There are no points for guessing things are pretty much going to change, not just for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but for all superhero fans out there, as the makers have been constantly hinting at some major exits or deaths of key characters. After all, it is Thanos vs the entire MCU this time.
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And we guess you already knew who has the strongest chances of dying in the movie – Captain America.
After Cap received a kickass pair of shields from Black Panther in Wakanda, we were quite excited to see how the new ones, that look like extended claws, can replace the iconic red, white and blue shield, which was emblematic of his struggle.
But, by the time we got over this discussion, Chris Evans had already decided it was time for Captain America aka Steve Rogers to hang up his boots forever and exit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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According to an interview in The New York Times recently, Chris Evans, the first Avenger, confirms he will be leaving the Marvel franchise after the yet untitled ‘Avengers 4’.
“You want to get off the train before they push you off,” Chris said, which clearly means he has no plans to return after ‘Avengers 4’ that is expected to release in May 2019.
Now the question is how will Anthony and Joe Russo justify his exit? Unlike other superheroes, Captain America has no life or friends outside Avengers. This means, they cannot show him as simply retiring and settling in some other parallel world or dimension.
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So, will the makers hold an epic showdown between Captain America and Thanos, which will eventually lead to Cap’s death? Will they then replace Steve Rogers with either the ‘Falcon’ Sam Wilson or the ‘Winter Soldier’ Bucky Barnes? The two were Rogers’ replacement in the comics.
Or will they honour Cap’s death and not pass the shield on to anyone, marking the exit of the character from the MCU forever?
Clearly, the fans aren’t taking it positively and being very vocal at the thought of losing their beloved superhero.
Chris Evans leaving the MCU is gonna hurt me so bad. I ain’t ready! #TeamCap #CaptainAmerica
— Black Parker ðŸ•¸ (@AgentSpiderMan) March 22, 2018
Guys if Captain America dies in Infinity War I might scream in the theater.
— LittleKuriboh (@yugiohtas) March 20, 2018
“Chris Evans will be done playing Captain America after avengers 4” pic.twitter.com/tfWQR9cPqr
— ari (@onIybarnes) March 22, 2018
So Chris Evens confirmed that Avengers 4 will be his last time as captain America. Wonder if Bucky or Sam will pick up the shield or if Captain Marvel will take his place as leader. #DoYouEvenComicBook pic.twitter.com/hblS7DFAji
— #kamalakorp (@agentfitz777) March 22, 2018
“Chris Evans is retiring as Captain America after Avengers 4” pic.twitter.com/GBeAUMF3qB
— marta (@rocknloki) March 22, 2018
So, considering Chris Evans won’t reprise his role as Captain America after Avengers (4) I’m thinking they may actually kill off Captain America to replace him with Bucky ðŸ‘€
— Bardock Obama ðŸ??ðŸ‡©ðŸ‡´ (@SavinTheBees) March 22, 2018
Well, we won’t have any idea as to how he dies until ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers 4’ releases, one thing’s for sure we’re going to miss you Cap.
Avengers: Infinity War is expected to release on April 27, 2018 with the follow-up film scheduled for a May 3, 2019 release date.