Perhaps one of the biggest mysteries surrounding Captain America: Civil War centers on the fate of the movie’s eponymous character, Captain America (Chris Evans). Although many have speculated that Steve Rogers is set to meet his ultimate end in the coming film, producers have done a great job at keeping any major spoilers from leaking. However, did Evans recently reveal his character’s death in Civil War?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Evans revealed that he would be more than willing to star alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the next Iron Man film. “I’d be happy to be in an Iron Man movie,” Evans told the outlet. “We’ve been in so many movies together, the titles are almost, at this point, inconsequential. We all win!”
On the surface, Evans’ comments appear to be innocent enough and reveal little about his character’s fate in Civil War. However, given the fact that actors tend to be intentionally misleading when it comes to revealing major spoilers in Marvel films, it is likely that Evans is trying to throw people off. This is especially true considering the amount of hype his character’s death has received in recent weeks.
Furthermore, according to Classicalite, Evans’ recent interview conflicts with earlier comments the actor made in regards to his future acting career. Apparently, Evans has little to no desire to act in new projects and is instead wanting to try his hand at directing.
“If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing,” Evans explained. “I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do.”
In addition to Evans’ conflicting comments, the events that unfolded in the comics point towards an untimely end for Captain America. In fact, Captain America dies in the comic books and is replaced by several different characters in the Marvel Universe.
According to Latinos Post, there are two characters that could potentially replace the original Captain America if he is killed off in Civil War. This includes the likes of Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie), both of whom have used the name Captain America in the comics.
Speaking of Bucky, the directors of the upcoming movie, the Russo brothers, recently revealed that the character is set to see an expanded role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “[Bucky] has to get everyone on his side by the end of this movie, because his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get a lot bigger,” they shared.
To add even more complications to the matter, Evans’ contract with the studio does not include an appearance in the second part of Avengers: Infinity War. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that Captain America is set to be killed in Civil War or Avengers: Infinity War — Part 1, it does indicate that his character is going to be facing tough challenges in the coming films.
If Captain America does end up dying, then there is also the possibility that he will be resurrected by the Sorcerer Supreme. Fans are set to be introduced to the Sorcerer Supreme in the upcoming movie, Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Even more, Doctor Strange is rumored to be included in a post-credits scene at the end of Civil War, making it more and more likely that Captain America will be killed in the movie.
Whatever ends up happening with Evans’ character in the upcoming film, Captain America’s death would surely come as a disappointment to many fans.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to open in theaters on May 6, 2016.
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