A major “Captain America Civil War” rumor is making rounds around the Internet and it does not fare well for fans who would like to see Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in upcoming Marvel movies.
Comic Book reports that the YouTube channel called “The Hashtag Show” broke news regarding the fate of Steve Rogers as Captain America. The website quotes the YouTube channel in saying:
“The movie begins with a funeral scene and it ends with a funeral scene.”
Comic Book discusses that “The Hashtag Show” is referring to the opening funeral scene as that of Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) which was hinted at by leaked set photos and videos in the past months. However, the website reveals that the more shocking funeral is the ending scene which is said to be that of Steve Rogers.
The website relays that according to “The Hashtag Show”, Rogers will sign on to an agreement with the government to provide immunity to those who allied with him in the Civil War. However, instead of the deal resolving things, Rogers will end up being killed.
Comic Book also mentions that “The Hashtag Show” claimed their source to be someone close with the production, so fans should consider this rumor in a more serious note.
Screen Rant also emphasizes that the comics featured this kind of storyline–Cap makes a deal with the government but is eventually assassinated. Still, the website also notes that Steve Rogers eventually came back to life in the comics which will also be the most likely case in the films since Chris Evans’ obligations with the Marvel Cinematic Universe extends to the “Avengers Infinity Wars” films.
Nevertheless, even if Steve Rogers will indeed die in “Civil War”, Captain America may live on.
Screen Rant relays that Marvel has considered three characters who could carry on Cap’s legacy.
The three characters, according to the website, are Sharon Carter, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). Since in the comic books it was the Winter Soldier who carried on the legacy after Rogers, it is most likely that Bucky will do the same in the films.
For now, nothing can be known for sure until the movie comes out.
“Captain America: Civil War” is scheduled for release on May 6, 2016.