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Is Captain America a hero or a criminal in the current ? That's a question fans have been wondering since the end of Civil War and the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming only cranked up the confusion surrounding the heroic status of the first Avenger.

As we saw in Captain America: Civil War, Captain America is one of the many superheroes that are now on the run. So it was rather confusing when all of a sudden, we see him show up in a school fitness video in the newest trailer for Spidy's first solo film in the MCU. Check it out below.

Now out of everything that was new in this trailer, Cap's fitness video is one of the things that has caused the most confusion for fans. After all, was Cap not deemed a criminal just a year ago? If so, why is Cap being used to promote fitness in schools around the country?

Of course, there's also a question mark over the topic of just how much society knows about the events in Civil War. The new trailer makes it look like superheroes are still mostly accepted by society and the law.

It seems the general public is unaware of what of happened after the bombing of Vienna in Civil War other than some basic knowledge as seen in WHIH Newsfront, a YouTube Channel that is part of the MCU.

[Credit: YouTube, WHIH Newsfront]
[Credit: YouTube, WHIH Newsfront]

It shows how some events from Civil War are known to the public. So far there has been no mention of the airport scene being known to the public, even though we see Peter Parker watching it on his laptop in the first trailer for Homecoming.

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' [Credit: Marvel Studios]
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' [Credit: Marvel Studios]

However, if the public has knowledge of such events, like the fight at the airport, and know the "danger" Cap is to society, why are they showing a video featuring him in a public school?

Even if it isn't generally known that Cap is now a fugitive in the MCU, he still wouldn't be the squeaky-clean superhero he once was in the eyes of most Americans.

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On a side note, it's also a totally ironic that Captain America filmed a fitness challenge video when he's a hero who basically got in shape by taking drugs. (Super-Soldier Serum.)

'Captain America: The First Avenger' [Credit: Marvel Studios]
'Captain America: The First Avenger' [Credit: Marvel Studios]

So while this one moment probably won't have much to do with the overall story of Spider-Man: Homecoming, it does raise a few new questions about the Cap's current reputation in the MCU. Hopefully we'll get some definitive answers when the movie swings into theaters later this year.

What do you think is going on with Captain America currently in the MCU? Do you think we will see him even more in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Let me know your thoughts and more down below.


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