We’re getting closer and closer to the release of “Avengers: Infinity War” with each passing day, and in a few months we’ll finally find out if some of the rumors about the film are true.
One of the biggest rumors going about right now is that Captain America will be taking up the mantle of Nomad in the film, and Chris Evans recently threw some gas on the fire when he signed Nomad’s name on a fan’s Captain America shield.
At the end of “Captain America: Civil War” Steve Rogers threw down the shield, and seemingly gave up the Captain America identity. During a recent appearance on the Fantasy Focus Football podcast, via Flickering Myth, co-director Joe Russo talked about the change for Steve and he noted that they wanted to deconstruct him.
“Our approach to [Steve Rogers] was to deconstruct him, to take him in a different direction,” Russo said. “Obviously you can’t deal with a character called Captain America without dealing with the thematics behind that, so we wanted a relevancy to it and we wanted to put him in a position where he was questioning the chain of command.”
As far as the Nomad rumors go, Russo said that he will embody the spirit of the character but he won’t exactly become Nomad.
“You’ll see in these Avengers films, he’s on a very specific journey as a character. Some people have suspected that he may be Nomad heading into Avengers 3 and I wouldn’t say that he is exactly Nomad, but he is the spirit of that character.”
Either way it looks like we’ll be seeing a different take on the Steve Rogers we’ve come to know in “Infinity War.”
“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4.