With Captain America:Civil War being released this coming May 5th, 2016, anticipation along with advanced ticket sales are running quite high for the third installment in Marvel Studio’s Captain America franchise, which is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and a bevy of well known actors as everyone’s favorite Marvel heroes and Avengers.
But interestingly, all comic book fans who follow Captain America and remember the Civil War story line in the comic universe are all too familiar with the fate of Steve Rogers in the aftermath of the Captain America’s battle against Tony Stark and those heroes who follow Iron Man on the side of Super human registration.
In fact, the end of Civil War in the Marvel comic universe sees Steve Rogers taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody where he is then assassinated as he enters into civil court, per the order of Captain America’s arch-nemesis, the Red Skull, by a brainwashed Sharon Carter.
While many rumors are indeed swirling around the potential death of a major super hero in the upcoming Civil War movie, War Machine, the Falcon and/or the Scarlet Witch seem to be the heroes generating the most buzz with respect to which of them might be killed off.
While in fact it does seem as though Civil War will feature the death or very serious injury of one of Earth’s mightiest heroes, the question must be asked as to whether or not (like Batman vs Superman), if fans may see the death of Captain America himself as was seen in the comic universe at the end of the Civil War story line.
And if in fact we do see the death of Captain America, then the question begs to be asked, what hero might be elevated to the rank of Captain and be tasked with carrying Steve Roger’s iconic shield into battle as the next Captain America?
In the comic universe we saw that Bucky Barnes picked up the mantle of Captain America for a short time before Steve Rogers eventual return as America’s greatest hero. By the same token, Sam Wilson a.k.a. the Falcon is currently carrying Captain America’s Shield, so only time will tell if in fact Civil War sees the untimely demise (if even only for a little while) of Chris Evan’s Captain America. Either way however, this question along with many others will be answered in less than two weeks.