— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 11, 2020
When Captain America throws his mighty shield, all those who stand for evil must yield. And when Captain America wears his mighty hoodie, all those who stand for evil must boogie.
Although Marvel is heading towards another big movie success with Avengers Infinity War, the countdown has also begun for a major departure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Mainly, Chris Evans will be leaving the role of Captain America. Once Avengers 4 airs, he will be done with the role. Evans has been a major part of the MCU, and many have dubbed his portrayal as Captain America to be truly like the comic book character he represents.
The current state of Marvel Comics universe is anything but stable or sane. Currently, Captain America, Steve Rogers, has been brainwashed into thinking he’s a Hydra sleeper agent, and has not only taken over Hydra, he’s taken over all of America via his “Secret Empire”. And he’s fully committed to this cause, killing heroes and allowing civilians to be wiped out for supporting his enemies. We all know that he’s going to be “returned to normal” but, that leaves many questions as to what comes next.
Marvel pulled a big move when they “revealed” that Captain America was a sleeper agent for Hydra. Now in truth, his history was changed via a Cosmic Cube to make him think that, but he didn’t know that. Then, through the last few months, Steve Rogers has been building an empire led by villains and Hydra loyalists. This all got spearheaded via the Secret Empire event which started last month with a #0 issue, and then continued with Secret Empire #1. The twist here was that while Secret Empire #0 show Captain America revealing who he was and implementing his takeover plan, Secret Empire #1 jumped ahead a few months to show us just how complete his victory was.
When it comes to the superhero movie universes of DC Comics and Marvel, there’s an underlying question that must get asked, “How long are they under contract for?” This goes especially for Marvel who has a further developed universe, and with numerous hits, it’s going to last for a while. As such, when fans notice that an actor or actress has a certain “cutoff”, they wonder if that means they’re done.
One of the things that made Civil War so memorable in the comics was that death was evident throughout the story. It was the death of civilians (caused unintentionally by heroes) that started the Superhero Registration Act. Then, it was the death of the hero Goliath (by a clone of Thor) that proved that one side had gone too far. Finally, Captain America himself was assassinated in the story, Fallen Son, which followed the end of Civil War and after he turned himself in to face justice.
At the end of the Civil War movie, Iron Man demanded that Captain America, Steve Rogers, leave his iconic shield behind because it “didn’t belong to him”. And, he did. Also at the end of the film, he let Tony Stark know that when he needed him and his other Avengers, who he rescued, they’d be there.
Part of the appeal of Captain America: Civil War, for both the comic and the movie is the thought and idea of having numerous heroes together in one place duking it out. For the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this had to be a little more focused, but as the Russo Brothers revealed to ComicBook.Com, there were always a lot of heroes they wanted to bring in. They wanted Spider-Man from the beginning, and they got him, they wanted Wasp too, but they decided to hold back on her. Another they wanted at first, but then decided against, was Red Hulk, AKA the returning Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross.
Captain America: Civil War was already a pretty packed film. Not only did it bring back many of the Avengers and the Winter Soldier, but it introduced new characters like Black Panther, Spider-Man, and Zemo. As such, with all of these characters running and flying around, there were a lot of references, in-jokes, and more. In an interview with the Russo brothers, who directed the film, IGN found out there were actually more references cut from the film, including one very dear to the Russo’s hearts:
Disney have changed their release schedule, revealing that they have dropped the two-part Infinity War Avengers movies, instead choosing to have just one film concentrating on that story and the other being a standalone entry.
In honor of 75 years of comic book service, Marvel has unveiled a massive statue honoring Captain America. You can see the unveiling, and a detailed explanation of the statue via the video below.