Steve Rogers Is No Longer Captain America In The MCU According To The Russo Brothers


The battle lines were drawn in “Captain America: Civil War” and Team Cap went head to head with Team Iron Man. At the end of the film Cap and Iron Man duked it out, and when the battle was over Steve Rogers dropped his Captain America shield and left it behind.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo recently spoke to The Huffington Post, and they revealed that the moment when Steve dropped his shield was a much bigger moment than any of us thought. During the interview they confirmed that Captain America is no longer Captain America in the MCU.

“I think him dropping that shield is him letting go of that identity,” said Joe. “[It’s] him admitting that certainly the identity of Captain America was in conflict with the very personal choice that he was making.”

Steve Rogers will be back in “Avengers: Infinity War” but whether or not he will embrace a new identity remains to be seen. Rogers did take up the moniker of Nomad back in the day when he separated himself from the government. One way or another it sounds like we’ll be seeing a different Steve Rogers in “Infinity War.”

Steve Rogers of course isn’t the only person to take up the mantle of Captain America in the comics, so it will be interesting to see if the moniker gets passed on in the MCU.

You can catch Steve Rogers in “Avengers: Infinity War” on May 4, 2018.