When it comes to casting, few companies got it right like Marvel Studios. Since Robert Downey Jr. debuted his character Iron Man/Tony Stark, the studio has brought in just the right actors to play its superheroes. So you can see why fans felt so upset when reports said Chris Evans is done with his Captain America. However, thanks to a recent interview, it seems that the star will have a bit more left to do with the hero.
Recently, USA Today shared an interview with Joe Russo, one of the directors on Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. From there, Joe Russo was asked about Chris Evan’s goodbye made teasing his exist as Captain America. And Russo had the following to say:
“I think it’s more emotional for him than it was us because he’s not done yet. I will not explain what it means, but fans will soon understand what I’m talking about.”
Although Russo refused to tell more, the tease has got fans curious as to what the director could really mean. After all, reports have twisted for some time about Chris Evans leaving the MCU once Avengers 4 wraps, but that might not a full story.
For anyone who feels unfamiliar with the tweet which sparked Steve Rogers’ stepping down, it did happen back in October. Chris Evans shared on his Twitter to confirm his work on Avengers 4 has come to an end, and the touching post seems to be his fond farewell to Captain America.
“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4.” Chris Evans wrote. “It’s an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last eight years has been my honor. For everyone in front of the camera or behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”
The heartbreaking post made fans worldwide freak out as they had prepared to bid Chris Evans goodbye. Even so, for those of you still holding out hope, Steve might not entirely hang up his shield. The star returned to social media shortly after that. He indicated that his message didn’t mean to tease Captain America’s fate in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I should clarify that I know I tweeted something that could make many people think that it’s in some way a spoiler,” he said to fans at ACE Comic-Con. “I should clarify that regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I’d have tweeted the same thing. My last day of filming was a very emotional day. And it was the culmination of almost ten years of filming with 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry.
“You may feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I’d feel. And I feel it’s appropriate to share the gratitude. I know it had a ripple effect. But I’m neither confirming or denying anything.”
Now, it seems that there could be more possibilities of Chris Evans’ future with MCU than expected. Russo’ statement doesn’t confirm the actor will appear in future Marvel flicks beyond Avengers 4. But the upcoming blockbuster may still leave the door open for more Steve Rogers down the line.
For now, we’ll wait to see if Cap survives in the battle with Thanos when Avengers 4 drops next summer.
Anthony Mackie Initially Signed a 10-Film Deal With Marvel Studios
Avengers: Endgame has set the Marvel Cinematic Universe on an interesting new path, including having Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) take over the mantle of Captain America from Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). If a recent profile from Men’s Health is any indication, Anthony Mackie could be sticking around in the role for a while. The interview states that he “initially signed on for ten Marvel films,” though the actor admitted that the Falcon and Winter Soldier miniseries on Disney+ might complicate the numbers of that.
“I just wait for the phone call,” explained Mackie.
Going into the MCU’s Phase 4, Anthony Mackie has made an appearance in five movies of the franchise – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and the latest Avengers: Endgame. That could potentially mean that Anthony Mackie is exactly halfway through his MCU tenure, or that more or fewer movies are on the docket.
While there is no telling what Anthony Mackie’s appearance in the MCU will be beyond Falcon and Winter Soldier, the actor previously addressed the significance of making diverse superhero films in today’s day and age.
“I knew the magnitude of Black Panther, just like I knew the magnitude of Wonder Woman,” added Mackie. “I have been saying for years: If you are going to make any movie, you make those two movies, because they are going to make a trillion dollars. They represent a whole different sector of our society that is underrepresented and underappreciated.”
Meanwhile, fans are also eager to see exactly what Anthony Mackie brings to his portrayed of Captain America, something that the actor is more than aware of.
“I love Chris [Evans]. He is an amazing Cap,” Anthony Mackie said during a recent convention appearance. “And I feel like, what he has been able to do with that character, a few people have been able to do in any cinematic universe or span of movies, because he has played Cap for a lot of films. To take that over, be a part of that, the legacy of that, is a huge challenge. It is something where a lot of people are going to expect me to be Chris in the same suit, but a black dude. And that is definitely not gonna happen.”
Avengers: Endgame is re-released in theaters at the moment. The film will arrive digitally at the end of next month. In the meantime, Spider-Man: Far From Home is hitting theaters on July 2.
Avengers Star Chris Evans Wants a Buddy Comedy With Chris Hemsworth
After playing the stoic pillars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the better part of a decade, friends and co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans are now ready to try something a little different with their careers. As for Chris Hemsworth, the actor has already started down this path, even in his later MCU movies, trading in his Asgardian sensibilities for a wild sense of humor. Between his roles in Avengers: Endgame, Ghostbusters, and the upcoming Men in Black reboot, Chris Hemsworth has made clear that he is down for more comedic roles. And it sounds like Chris Evans wants in on the action.
The duo has become good friends during their time with Marvel Studios, beginning with the first Avengers film back in 2012. In fact, they have gotten so close over the years that the God of Thunder star claims that he and Chris Evans cannot do press tours together because they would spend their time “screwing around and none of it will be on topic.”
Though it may sound like a stretch, the story Chris Hemsworth told is very true. Recently, Variety reached out to Chris Evans for a comment on the matter, and the Captain America star confirmed what his buddy had claimed. However, he did not stop there. After acknowledging the fact that the two are not allowed to do press together, Evans said that he would like to break the molds of their MCU characters and star in a buddy comedy with Hemsworth sometime in the future.
“We had too much fun together, truly like kids in school. We were separated because we could not get shit done,” Chris Evans said of his relationship with Hemsworth. Evans later added his own ideas about the next movie they should do together, “I’d love to do one of the ‘80s buddy comedies, where we could shed the characters we’re known for.”
Meanwhile, the turn for Chris Hemsworth has already started.
Even though he is still taking on serious action roles from time to time, Hemsworth is also down for a comedic turn at any time. It is this ability to be both series and hilarious in the same movie that kept the star interested in Thor when he thought he was ready to hang it up. After getting together with Taika Waititi for Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Hemsworth is having more fun with the God of Thunder than ever before. And he also has made it clear that he would play the role again if given the opportunity.
So, would you like to see the Chris duo in a buddy comedy film together? Share with us in the comments!
Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters.
Marvel’s Chris Evans Played More Comic Book Characters Than You Think
With Avengers: Endgame, Chris Evans has officially ended his tenure as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The end of an era has gotten Marvel fans nostalgic in such a big way, as they remember the path of Evans’ career, and how his persistent work in comic book roles led to his current iconic status.
Most people think they know Chris Evans’ comic book role off-hand. He played Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the original Fantastic Four movies (2005). He was a smarmy comedic hacker in DC’s adaptation of The Losers comic book (2010), and finally had his big breakout as Steve Rogers/Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) debut. However, some enterprising fans dug much deeper, now positing that Chris Evans has actually played over half a dozen comic book roles, in a total of 18 movies!
Here is the breakdown form a Reddit user “WhatsThisReferencing”:
1. Johnny Storm/The Human Torch – Character Based off the Fantastic Four Comic Books
Fantastic Four (2005); Fantastic Four and the Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
2. Casey Jones/Arnold Bernid “Casey” Jones – Character Based off the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures and subsequent Animated TV Series TMNT (2007)
3. Nick Gant – Featured in an 8-part Prequel tie-in series to the original movie
4. Jake Jensen – Character Based off “The Losers” comic book run 2003-2006
The Losers (2010)
5. Lucas Lee – Based off the comic “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” first featured in Volume 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
6. Steve Rogers/Captain America – Character based off the Marvel Comics.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
The Avengers (2012)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Captain Marvel (2019)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
7. Curtis Everett – Story based off “Le Transperceneige,” an Original French Comic Book.
8. Loki – Based off the Original Comic Boom Series “The Mighty Thor,” in Thor: The Dark World (2013).
If you did not know it before, this should prove it beyond the shadow of a doubt: Chris Evans’ geek cred should never be questioned. This man has put more into getting us into the era of comic book movie dominance than most have (except for Djimon Hounsou). Definitely, Chris Evans made one of the biggest impacts on the genre. Here is what he recently shared about the struggle of leaving his role of Captain America behind.
“For the last month of filming, I was letting myself go to work every day and be a little overwhelming and little nostalgic and grateful. By the last day, I was bawling. I cried pretty easy, but I was definitely bawling… When you are playing a character for a long time, you start to see the parallels between what the character is going through and what you are going through,” Evans added. “And you start to look at your own conflicts and circumstances through the eyes of someone who might handle it better than you would.”
Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters.
“Avengers: Endgame:” Why Captain America Gave the Shield to Sam Wilson/Falcon Instead of Bucky Barnes
The end of Avengers: Endgame might surprise many fans, not because Captain America (starred by Chris Evans) did survive in the film, but because he decided to retire and pass his iconic shield down to the right-hand man Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie). It was an emotional scene in which might have raised more questions than answers. And one of biggest questions being, why Cap choose Falcon over his life-long friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan)?
According to Endgame screenwriters, there is a certain quality Falcon possesses that Bucky does not because in some ways he still has the risk of being mind-controlled again.
“It is pretty hard to give it to Bucky,” co-writer Christopher Markus told Variety. “As much as we love him, he’s on the dark path and is still recovering from that. And Sam is really a truly stand up guy. It was not a wildly difficult choice, certainly. I think Bucky has a lot more stories as Bucky and as someone headed on a path of atonement. And Sam has ascended into his new role.”
Also asked by Variety if Bucky’s nod of understanding was scripted, McFeely confirmed it was. “Yes,” he replied. “Our assumption is that he and Steve [Rogers] had a long conversation before Steve went back.” That means Bucky did already know about his best buddy’s decision.
McFeely went to agree with his writing partner, saying it was the story arc to dive into, especially with the series for Falcon & The Winter Soldier streaming soon on Disney+.
“The thing that gets me the most is that it is much better for both of their stories this way,” says McFeely. “Certainly, Bucky getting the shield would provide lots of stories. I do not know if it gives Sam much story. And again, there is a streaming show coming, right? I don’t know what they are doing but Sam having the mantle of Captain America, how he feels about that, and Bucky working or having some kind of relationship with HYDRA. I think that is pretty rich.”
“Again, particularly as Bucky has to confront the mind control past. Captain America has always represented the best of the idea of America, you know? And giving it to an African-America guy… it is great! Not patting ourselves on the back, I am just saying that is pointing toward a better America.”
The screenwriter also made sure to point out that he was unaware of what Marvel Studios has planned for the Disney+ show, even though he thinks Sam Wilson’s movement into the Captain America mantle should play a good part.
Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters. Spider-Man: Far From Home arrives on July 2.
Chris Evans Reveals His Favorite Captain America Scene in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
With Avengers: Endgame looming on the horizon, both fans and the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are now looking back over the last decade of the franchise, reminiscing about the good times we have had with superheroes on the big screen. There is one such star reflecting on his time with Marvel. And that is Chris Evans, who has played Captain America since The First Avenger was first released back in 2011. The actor teamed with The Hollywood Reporter to answer several questions from his beloved fans. And then it was only a matter of time before Evans was asked about his favorite scene he filmed as Captain America.
In case you’re wondering, Chris Evans did not go the route of “Oh I loved so many. I do not know how I could ever decide.” No, this guy did have his answer.
And his favorite Captain America moment is the one that many of us has shared: the elevator fight scene from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
“I am partial to that fight scene in the elevator,” said Chris Evans. “That ‘s the first scene in the second Captain America film. It’s my first time working with the Russos. And it was also the first time where it felt like Cap was on his own. The first Cap movie, I felt like everyone was holding my hand. The First Avenger movie I just did my best not to get in the way. Then the second Cap movie is the one where I really felt, I suppose pressure. And that first elevator fight scene came out great in my opinion.”
You can watch again this fight scene below.
That fight scene quickly became a favorite amongst Captain America fans. And it’s still regarded as one of, if not the best fight sequence in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ever since this scene debuted in 2014, other fights in Marvel films have gotten bigger and bolder, but none has been as captivating or flawlessly executed as the elevator fight. And when you mix in the personal context for Chris Evans, it is no wonder that this is still his favorite scene ever.
And when the credits finally roll on Avengers: Endgame next month, the stories of some characters that we have spent a decade watching will likely come to an end.
While nothing has been officially confirmed either way, the finale of this Infinity Saga is probably going to be the last time we’ll see Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark, and Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers.
During a Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Evans was asked about his memories from the set of Endgame, and he was quick to bring up his last day.
“Getting emotional on the last day of filming,” the actor said. “It was surprisingly emotional.”
Still, there is no telling exactly what Chris Evans was expecting from his last day. But many of us would assume that it would be incredibly emotional to hang up his shield for the last time. Even if Evans is to come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a cameo or something in the future, Avengers: Endgame will still mark the end of an era. And it is likely that everyone on that set had a difficult time saying goodbye.
What about you? What is your favorite Captain America scene in the MCU so far? Share with us in the comments!
We will be seeing the return of Chris Evans in Avengers: Endgame on April 26!
Robert Downey Jr. Breaks the Internet With BFFs Iron Man and Captain America Image
It seems that there is nothing sweeter than the love between the two stars, especially when they are a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Take a look below.
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 13, 2019
“BFFs let you share their umbrella, right @ChrisEvans?,” wrote Downey Jr.
As you can see above, the actor included a photo of Cap protecting Tony with his shield. Oh, we love their friendship, on screen and off!
Shortly after that, his Avengers: Endgame co-star Chris Evans chimed in with his adorable response.
Technically it’s YOUR umbrella. But I’m happy to hold it. https://t.co/tFqWFqCSv3
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 13, 2019
Meanwhile, there are still many great responses from fans, who were obviously delighted by this viral content.
“How friggin cute!” @RavenFyre143 re-tweeted.
One fan even posted an adorable photo of some Avengers toys actually sharing an umbrella.
That they do. 😍❤️ pic.twitter.com/DT8R397YAZ
— ︽✵︽ Maddy ︽✵︽ (@MaddyCastiel) March 13, 2019
We all love seeing cheery posts from the Avengers: Endgame cast, especially since many fans are expecting the upcoming film will have some dark twists. Also, there has been a lot of speculation on whether Tony and Cap would survive. In fact, there was even a poll to see who fans would rather keep between the two if they only got to choose one. The final results were fairly close so far, and many folks felt so hard for their choices, though, but Iron Man won out in the end.
While this was definitely such a tough call to make, many fans theorize that Captain America lost the vote because more theories and rumors are circulating that Chris Evans won’t be returning, especially since the actor sent an ominous goodbye tweet back in October. Also, there are multiple theories about Cap floating around from tragic to bittersweet. However, the Avengers co-director even added more confusion when he said that Chris Evans would not be finished in the MCU after all, pointing toward events of the upcoming crossover film. So, it seems that Chris Evans might have a bit more left to do with his Captain America.
We will find out what happens to Cap and Iron Man when Avengers: Endgame premieres in theaters on April 26.
Other upcoming MCU film includes Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5.
In the meantime, Captain Marvel is currently playing in theaters.
Robert Downey Jr. Jokes Chris Evans as His Prince Charming with the Disney Meme
It has been years since Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans have properly shared the screen in Marvel film. But now, a new meme reunites the fan-favorite pair in a pretty amusing way.
Earlier this week, Robert Downey Jr. shared a meme of photos of himself and his buddy Chris Evans. In the picture, their outfits happen to match up with the costumes for Disney’s Snow White and Prince Charming. After the meme garnered a lot of attention from Marvel fans, Chris Evans took a response rather pretty hilariously, joking that he turned the series of photos into his new screensaver and headshot.
Well I don’t know how you keep nailing these, but thank you for my new screensaver. And headshot. How do I make this my ringtone? https://t.co/eXGKmUyLiN
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 15, 2019
The characters of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Chris Evans (Captain America) famously faced off in the Civil War, ultimately leading them still not interacting in Avengers: Infinity War. While it is unclear what is happening for the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, obviously a reunion between the two would have some interesting ramifications.
“What is interesting about these characters is that they are all heroes,” co-director Joe Russo explained in the film’s commentary track. “And that, irrespective of the events of [Captain America:] Civil War and the fact that they caused physical damage to Rhodey [War Machine] when aliens show up with the intent to destroy the Earth, he doesn’t hesitate, as a superhero, to invite in other superheroes who can help him defend the planet. And I think it’ll be a much different situation if Tony [Stark] were here. If Tony and Steve [Rogers] had to see each other for the first time, it would be much more complicated.”
“Tony is too intelligent and has too big of an ego to be a stooge to the government,” noted Russo. “He’ll take whatever by-product came out of Civil War then use it to his own advantage, keeping the Avengers alive in a way that he feels like is less the compromise, the better for him. So, I think he’s not been actively pursuing bringing Steve, Natasha, Sam, and Wanda to justice. In fact, he has been turning the other way.”
In the meantime, other Marvel Cinematic Universe films will be hitting theaters.
The Fan Art Imagines the Tragic Death of Captain America in Avengers: Endgame
The writing is on the wall. And Marvel fans are still dreading the end of Captain America’s fate in Avengers: Endgame.
The star Chris Evans has sent fans into a frenzy with his statements about the future of his character Captain America, with many people dreading the potential death of Steve Rogers. Recently, artist BossLogic has riled fans up once again with his latest work. That depicts the final stand of Steve Rogers against the Mad Titan, Thanos.
You can see the fan art below.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) December 27, 2018
We could hardly believe that Cap’s death will be this much tragic. Because if he’s going to go out swinging, it’ll be as the star-spangled champion fans have to come to know and love over the last decade. And even so, he might not go out at all.
Chris Evans had driven fans into a frenzy when he posted on his Twitter after finishing filming Avengers: Endgame, with many fans thinking he was saying goodbye to the character and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It’s an emotional day to say the least,” he wrote. “Playing this role over the last eight years has been my honor. To everyone in front of the cameras, behind it, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”
Once the touching tweet made the rounds, Chris Evans had to clarify his statements during an appearance at ACE Comic-Con in Chicago.
“I should clarify that I know when I did tweet something that made many people think that it’s in some way a spoiler,” he said. “But I should clarify that regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I’d tweet the exact same thing. The last day of filming was such a very emotional day, and it’s the culmination of almost ten years of filming with 22 movies. This unbelievable tapestry.”
Shortly after that, co-director of Avengers: Endgame, Joe Russo spoke out on Chris Evans’ role in the MCU during an interview with USA Today. From there, Russo teased that Captain America’s Chris Evans might not be done after the dust settles in the upcoming crossover film.
“I think it’s more emotional for him than it was us because he has not done yet. I will not explain what that really means, but fans will soon understand what I am talking about,” Joe Russo said.
Of course, all of these comments still could not put fans’ minds at ease. Everyone wants to know what the future will lie for Captain America and even Chris Evans. We will learn the fate of Steve Rogers when Avengers: Endgame arrives on April 26th next year.
“Avengers: Endgame” New Trailer May Have Teased Captain America’s Fate
Marvel Studios has released their first trailer for Avengers: Endgame alongside its poster. And that may have included a subtle hint at Captain America’s fate in the film.
The Avengers: Endgame trailer teases a shot of a black and white photo of Cap’s old love, Peggy Carter. This is not just any photo though. It is the same photo, in the same compass, from Captain America: The First Avengers. From there, he placed his compass on the control panel of Red Skull’s aircraft while he said his tearful goodbye to Peggy over the radio.
The photo was one of the last things Captain America saw before he “died” in the crash that stopped Red Skull’s destructive plans. The presence of the compass could foreshadow his fate in the upcoming movie.
Peggy Carter passed away during the events of Captain America: Civil War. That seems to strengthen the sense of foreboding from the image. It feels like Cap is getting ready to reunite with Peggy in a place where their unnatural age difference won’t matter, and where they can finally go on that date he postponed back in the 1940s.
It also appears that Black Widow’s Scarlett Johansson is the one holding the compass in the trailer but not Captain America. This suggests that either Captain America has opened up to Black Widow about his loss, or possibly that Black Widow is just holding onto the compass after Captain America meets his fate.
While fans have been speculating that Captain America will fall in the fourth Avengers movie for some time, speculation became rampant following Chris Evans’ farewell to his character on social media after wrapping on Endgame.
“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4,” he wrote. “It’s an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last eight year has been my honor. To everyone in front of or behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”
At a convention soon after, Chris Evans was trying to walk back that impression.
“I should clarify that I do know I tweeted something that would make many people think that it’s in some way a spoiler,” he said. “But I should clarify that regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I’d have tweeted the same thing. The last day of filming was such an emotional day, and it’s the culmination of almost ten years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry.”
“You feel a lot more emotional than I think, even I thought I would feel. And I feel it’s appropriate to share the gratitude. I know it did have a ripple effect, but I’m neither confirming or denying anything.”
Recently, co-director Joe Russo said that Chris Evans would not be done with his Captain America yet. What will actually happen, we’ll find the answers until Avengers: Endgame arrives on April 26th, 2019.
Captain America’s Early Infinity War Costume Design Resembled U.S Agent
An early design for Captain America’s costume in Avengers: Infinity War shows that Steve Rogers originally sported an appearance inspired by comic book hero, U.S Agent, according to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – The Art of the Movie. However, this version of the outfit never made it into the film.
Captain America starring as Chris Evans has gone through a lot of changes through his film appearances in the MCU. His costume in Avengers: Infinity War also reflects the character’s growth. At that time, he was a man without a country; a former patriot turned fugitive insurgent after the events of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.
However, while Infinity War dressed the Marvel’s superhero in a faded, tattered version of his costume from Civil War, the early concept art for the film had a different design. Captain America’s outfit, thus, has changed dramatically. It would have resembled U.S Agent’s costume, with more black than the usual dark blue, detracting from Steve’s traditionally patriotic color theme. The concept art would have shared many visual similarities with the final appearance that they passed on. Meanwhile, it also incorporated a color pattern including red and white stripes along the torso, as well as additional red accents throughout.
Ryan Meinerding, Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development, explained about the early design. “The Secret Avenger look came about because he was being more clandestine and not part of a larger group like the Avengers. It meant that he could wear more black.” He continued, “that’s where the U.S Agent stuff came out, too, and where he could wear black and red, and see if there was any value in that.”
Following the events of the Civil War, the new look represents Cap’s decision to leave the “Captain America” mantle behind and become Nomad. It’s an alternate persona of Steve Rogers during the early 1970s when he became disillusioned by the US government. However, Infinity War co-director Joe Russo refuted this rumor. He did say the iconic hero would still reflect “the spirit of that character.”
Now, it turns out that Steve might have gotten a look that was closer to the U.S Agent, not Nomad, in early design concepts for Avengers: Infinity War.
In the comic books, John Walker starring as U.S Agent was a super soldier who took place Captain America during the late 1980s. However, after then, Steve believed that Walker’s violent methods ruined his legacy. It prompted him to retrieve the mantle that followed a brutal confrontation. Walker later became a hero in his own right. He joined the West Coast Avengers and re-established himself as U.S Agent. However, in some ways, Walker was the antithesis to Captain America. He’s aggressive, hard to get along with, and tended to be more interested in following orders than leading. After Steve resigned as Captain America for the second time and adopted the name “The Captain,” the first character in the comics wearing the red, white, and black costume was Steve, not Walker. As The Captain, Steve wore the same suit that ultimately went to U.S Agent.
Since both identities pertaining to each appearance fits the direction of Steve’s character in Avengers: Infinity War, it made perfect sense why the black and red costume was a consideration for the movie. Both choices deviate enough from the red, white, and blue colors of Cap’s other outfits. It conveyed the fact that Steve is no longer Captain America. However, Marvel eventually passed on the red and black costume and instead embraced “the spirit” of the Nomad design.
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