There are potential SPOILERS for Avengers 4 below, so read ahead at your own risk. This morning, new concept art for Avengers 4 leaked online and beyond the normal reactions to seeing something from the highly anticipated film, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are tripping out on Captain America's new look. Infinity War saw Steve Rogers post-Civil War with longer hair and a beard that many believe gave the character an extra edge while going up against Thanos. The Avengers had to assemble once again after being fractured, while welcoming new faces, and it looks like Captain America has gone back to his clean-shaven look.
In the newly leaked concept art for Avengers 4, Captain America is front and center, leading the charge of the new team that features Thor, Nebula, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Rocket, Black Widow, Hulk, War Machine, Hawkeye, and Ant-Man. However, beyond the look of Cap's baby face, he also looks to be sporting yet another new costume, which fits in with the reports that there will be a time jump when [Avengers 4} begins. However, it's the missing beard that is leading to outrage amongst fans, with one fan simply stating, "Cap's beard R.I.P."
Another fan says, "Let's take a moment to mourn Cap's beard." While the beard has been mentioned pretty frequently in reaction to the new Avengers 4 concept art, the lack of Cap's shield and Wakandan weapons has also been noted as well. Additionally, his costume seems to have a few new tweaks, but nothing too substantial. So, is Steve Rogers going back to embrace Captain America again?
Another pretty wild difference in the newly leaked Avengers 4 concept art is the look of Hulk. First of all, the Hulk is back, which is cool to know after the events of Infinity War. Secondly, he looks a bit smaller, which some fans have taken note of as well. In fact, there's already a few theories going around that Bruce Banner and the Hulk come to some kind of agreement, like a 50/50 split, which would allow the Hulk to make more informed decisions while giving Banner the strength of the Hulk. One thing is for sure, the two definitely have to sort some things out after Infinity War.
The look of Captain America and the Hulk are just the tip of the iceberg in the Avengers 4 concept art. MCU fans are also wondering why Rocket Raccoon is raging into battle empty handed. That is not a very Rocket-like thing to do, unless he has some new powers that we just don't know about yet. Now that this art has leaked, it looks like the official title for Avengers 4 might not be too far behind. You can check out the brand-new artwork below as well as some fan reactions to Cap's baby face, thanks to Hero Six.
A few things about this "leaked" Avengers 4 image:— Infinity Lar ∞ (@hilarion) June 5, 2018
• Why is the Hulk decked out in a full-body suit?
• Huh. So Ronin isn't making an appearance?
• Black Widow got tired of the blonde lol
• That new War Machine armor looks exceptionally badass
• WHERE'S THE BEARD, CAP pic.twitter.com/m6KGcVnLpK
If this is true, I only have one thing to say:— Alicia Matz (@MatzAlicia) June 5, 2018
BRING 👏 BACK 👏 CAP’S 👏 BEARD👏 https://t.co/9baxHgbv82
I do miss Cap's beard. Rhodey's armor looks pretty damn good.— Zet (@Zets278) June 5, 2018
How the hell does Widow have the time to change her hair?
Cap’s beard rip. https://t.co/AZgdfYxJSZ— 🆎 (@aidahburne) June 5, 2018
Why's Natasha not look like Natasha. Is her hair in a ponytail or is that Wasp or Hulk's arm— AuroraLights (@LilithErebus) June 5, 2018
Why is Hulk in a sort of suit & he looks slimmer. Did he lose weight after IW
Where's Cap's shield? Beard?
Rhodes looks like he upgraded
WHY IS ROCKET GOING IN WITH NO GUNS BLAZING https://t.co/PP7dex2bwz
#Avengers4 concept art thoughts:— half-empty boy 🌊🛳 (@Funtroon) June 5, 2018
• Carol looks amazing!
• Happy to see Nat's red hair is back. Also the batons making a return is nice.
• Where is Wasp? :s Her absence is worrisome.
• Let's take a moment of silence to mourn Cap's beard.
• wtf is Hulk wearing?
Also, Cap has a clean costume and no beard wtf. But Iron Man still has the Bleeding Edge armor and Thor has Stormbreaker, what's up with that.— The Hype of BY2K 2.0 (E3) (@TheBY2K) June 5, 2018
THE AUDACITY TO WIPE OUT CAP'S BEARD? NOT IN MY HOUSE.— android jesus (@gIyceride) June 5, 2018
he got a whole ass outfit and a stubble cap’s beard cant even compare— andy (@infinitypilots) June 5, 2018