Here's everything we know about Captain America's role in Avengers: Endgame. Chris Evans began playing Steve Rogers, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first superhero, back in 2011 with Captain America: The First Avenger. The super soldier has been put on quite a journey since and is set up to have a very intriguing role in Avengers 4 later this year.
Avengers: Endgame is Marvel Studios' direct followup to Avengers: Infinity War, even though they're releasing two other movies (Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel) in between. After previously being on the defensive to try and protect the Infinity Stones from Thanos' grasp, Captain America and the Avengers will now be on the offensive and trying to reverse the casualties that came as a result of the Mad Titan's snap. They're still somewhat of a fractured team when the movie begins with Iron Man left drifting in space before his rescue, Hawkeye likely mourning the loss of his family, and Hulk still refusing to come out.
This has all set up Avengers: Endgame to have the potential to have fascinating character arcs for several heroes - not least leader Steve Rogers. The ones expected to receive the most concentration are the original six Avengers, who very well could say goodbye to the MCU when the dust settles (or rather when the dust reforms to bring back those they've lost). One of those original Avengers primed for an epic conclusion to his story is none other than Captain America, and here's everything we know about his role.
- This Page: Captain America's Role In Avengers: Endgame's Plot
- Page 2: Captain America's Possible Death In Avengers: Endgame & Replacement Options
Captain America Is Leading The Avengers In Endgame
When audiences last saw Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War, he was still a fugitive from the government as a result of not signing the Sokovia Accords in Captain America: Civil War. He spent the following two years on the run with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and literally emerged from the shadows in Infinity War. Although his role in the epic team-up was not as large as many fans were hoping, this was all by design. Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have indicated that Captain America will have a much larger role in Avengers: Endgame.
For the purposes of the upcoming film, it appears that Captain America will be the man in charge of the Avengers. Steve had recently taken up his Nomad look, but as the Avengers: Endgame trailer confirmed, he's clean shaven and back at the forefront of the team, as they lounge around Avengers HQ. The team is in shambles after Thanos' snap wiped out half of the population of the entire universe and it will be up to Steve to put them back together. Captain America has taken on the leadership role with the Avengers before, slowly becoming the face of the team instead of Iron Man, and since Tony is close to dying in space, it is once again Steve's job to rally the troops and figure out a game plan. He's clearly desperate for their plan to work too, as he says in the trailer, "I don't know what I'm gonna do if it doesn't."
Captain America Gets (Two) New Suits In Avengers: Endgame
Captain America may be back in his proper role with the Avengers, but his look will continue to change and evolve in Avengers: Endgame as he'll wear a few new suits. Steve has only had his updated suit from Captain America: Civil War to wear the last several years, and his secret Avenging took a toll on him and the suit. It was worn and torn during these adventures, so Steve's in desperate need of a new look. The trailer confirmed one of the suits he'll be wearing is his stealth S.H.I.E.L.D. suit, previously seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While this is believed to be part of the team's time-traveling plan, this is an old suit that Steve will pull out of his closet. But, we'll also get to see at least two new suits.
One of the new suits that Captain America will be wearing in Avengers: Endgame is pulled straight from the comics; the MCU is finally going to give him his chainmail look. This enhanced design has been a staple of Cap's comic look for years and early concept art for the fourth Avengers film revealed he'll actually wear it on the big screen. This part of Captain America's suit appears to have been built in under his previous suits, but now the chainmail will be front and center.
His second new suit is actually part of a completely new look for the Avengers, as it appears most of them will be wearing white variations of their costumes in Avengers: Endgame. It is believed that these white suits may be nanotech suits that go on over each hero's original costume, with the purpose of them speculated to be so they can enter the Quantum Realm and travel across time. We've yet to see the white suits beyond toy packaging, but VFX dots on Steve's The Avengers suit from a possible time travel scene further indicates this possibility becoming the reality.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019