Captain America set to die in Civil War? Probably not... Here's Why.
It’s been confirmed too many times to count that not everyone will make it out alive in Marvel’s upcoming [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). While this might not exactly be shocking, it is extremely nerve-racking when you’ve got all these potential character deaths to choose from and not a lot of spoilers to theory off of. While that may be the case, the biggest character death [assumption] that most fans don’t need spoilers to know about is that of Captain America himself, Steve Rogers.
I’m not on board with the idea of his death. Yes, in the Civil War comic book, the Star Spangled Man with a Plan does perish and turn his SHIELD over to best friend, Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier). But just because it happened in the comics, doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen on the big screen.
To start off, Chris Evan’s contract with Marvel has him locked in for 6 films. So far he’s completed 4 (CATFA, Avengers, CATWS, & AOU), with Civil War being his lucky (and our not-so-lucky) number 5. This means he still has another movie in his contract to film before he gives up the shield.
Unfortunately, this means that he could only have an appearance in the first part of Avengers: Infinity War (since its being split into 2 different parts and he’s only agreed to 6 movies). However, since they’ll be filming both parts of Infinity War at the same time, both part 1 and part 2 are likely to count as one movie all together in his contract – which would make sense. On the other hand, if he were to die in Civil War, his scheduled appearances for the last installment of the Avengers could just be flashbacks of Steve Rogers, but I doubt that’s the case.
Second, the Russo brothers kind of spoiled the fact that he makes it out alive in Civil War during an interview. When asked about the relationship between Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff (*heart eyes*), Joe Russo answered with:
They do care very deeply for each other, I think, as much as any two characters in Avengers do. And I think you’ll see that [platonic dynamic] again in Civil War. I think two of the most endearing scenes in the film are between Steve and Natasha. And of course, that relationship will carry forward into Infinity War. They have a real respect for each other, but they’re very different and they admire the differences in each other, and they find a commonality those differences.
Shockingly, it seems that the majority of the Marvel fandom has completely overlooked this particular interview that basically reveals that both Steve Rogers and [as a bonus] Natasha Romanoff will live to see the epic unravel of the Avengers that is the Infinity War.
Despite what all the rumors floating around (and the comics -_-) have told you, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) might not be giving up the SHIELD for a long time.
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6, 2016 (USA).
Watch the Russo brothers' interview here. Watch the Captain America Civil War trailer below.