Captain America's MCU journey is revisited in this impressive new fan-created movie. Thanks to Marvel Studios' understanding of their characters, coupled with Chris Evans' brilliant portrayal, they were able to translate what's sometimes touted as a boring character in the comics into a big screen favorite. His boy scout image from print was very tricky to successfully adapt to the movie realm, especially since DC's Superman - who is often dubbed the epitome of the classic boy scout hero - already exists.
Over the years, Steve Rogers evolved to become one of the MCU franchise's most developed characters. And while he may not be as cool as Tony Stark or as powerful as Thor, Captain America remains a pivotal part of the Avengers, as he's efftively the team's moral compass. Ever since fans were introduced to him in Captain America: The First Avenger, his morality, confidence, and unwavering heroism have stuck with him through good times and bad, as emphasized in this brand new fan-edit.
From promo and trailer editor Alexander Kulabukhov comes a recut trailer highlighting Captain America's journey so far in the MCU. Including clips from The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Captain America: Civil War, the almost seven-minute video reminds fans of the tremendous character arc Steve Rogers has had since starting out as a scrawny Brooklyn native in the early 40s. Watch the full video above.
While the fan-edit does not include clips from Avengers: Infinity War, it still gives fans a full sense of where Cap is right now in his person narrative. Great as Avengers 3 was when it came to juggling a slew of characters and providing each their own time in the spotlight, the film noticeably cast aside several heroes, including Steve. Aside from his epic arrival to save Vision and Wanda - who were cornered by Black Order members Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive - the Star-Spangled Avenger didn't really have a lot to do in the film, at least compared to other MCU founding heroes such as Iron Man and Thor. If anything, the surprise appearance from Red Skull was a good way to link Cap's own journey to the overall MCU story that the franchise has been telling for the last decade.
Despite this obviously being frustrating for his fans, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely promise that Cap is poised to have an intense arc in Avengers 4, although they're mum on what it might be about. With a thinned herd of heroes coming into next year's still-untitled ensemble film, Rogers will once again have the attention that he deserves. Until if and when those Thanos snapped out of existence are revived, Avengers 4 should have plenty of time to focus on key players like Steve.
This is extremely important considering that some of the MCU's principal heroes are strongly expected to wrap-up their respective character trajectories in the film - whether by death or by walking away from their world-saving gig, including Cap. And while it won't be easy to bid these beloved characters goodbye, it's essential to the franchise's sustainability. Fans can just hope they are given the send-off they deserve.
Source: Alexander Kulabukhov
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
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