Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last couple of days, you’ve probably heard whispers that Chris Evans will no longer be playing Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War – instead he’ll only portray Steve Rogers.
Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed the news earlier this week, leading many fans to speculate as to who’ll take on the famous shield after Steve Rogers disgarded it at the end of Captain America: Civil War.
If the brothers follow the events depicted in the original comic books then the next Captain America would either be Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier or Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, though it’s most likely that Bucky Barnes will take on the famous mantle considering the characters similarity to Steve Rogers.
Speaking in an interview recently, Joe Russo was quick to confirm that Chris Evans would still play a major part in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, just not as Captain America;
“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.” – Joe Russo
With Chris Evans confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War, the most likely next step for his character is adopting the alter-ego Nomad – known to comic book fans as the superhero Steve Rogers becomes after shunning his Captain America persona, as we’be already witnessed on the big screen.
There hasn’t been any official word on these rumours but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Russo brothers confirmed them over the coming weeks considering it’s the most logical step for one of the franchises most popular characters.
Avengers: Infinity War hits cinemas worldwide from 27 April 2018.