As we get closer and closer to the release of Captain America: Civil War, rumors have been flying about which characters will survive, and which ones will die at the end of this superhero extravaganza. Last month, directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo appeared at a convention with star Frank Grillo, who joked that he would "love" to kill Captain America (Chris Evans). Surprisingly, Joe Russo responded, saying "we may or may not have filmed that scene," which had many fans questioning whether or not Cap will live to see another day. Today we have a new, unconfirmed report from Geek.com, which sheds some new light on the film's epic climax. There will be potential SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
Much like several other unconfirmed reports over the past few months, this story claims that Captain America will in fact die in Captain America: Civil War, but they also claim to know who kills him. They state that, while there is currently one cut of the movie where Cap does live, and disappears with his Avengers at the end of the movie, sources claim that, as of now, Cap will be killed by none other than Crossbones (Frank Grillo), which indicates that this movie will follow the comic books. In the Fallen Son story line that followed Civil War, Crossbones was the one who killed Steve Rogers, and it's worth noting that Fallen Son was the original subtitle of this movie.
While this report hasn't been confirmed, it does also contradict another report that surfaced back in August. That rumor claimed that Crossbones is at the heart of the international incident that sparks the Civil War in the first place. The villain is said to be sporting a "suicide vest" full of explosives towards the beginning of the movie, which explodes and causes massive death and destruction. It is believed that Crossbones is killed in the blast, and Frank Grillo himself was only spotted on the set for a few weeks when filming started back in May. Of course, it's possible that it's actually someone else wearing the Crossbones suit as a decoy, and that Brock Rumlow may still be alive and well at the end of the movie.
This report also claims that, much like in the comics, The Winter Soldier steps up and replaces Steve Rogers as the new Captain America, who will be featured in Avengers: Infinity War Part I. Marvel will reportedly keep Steve Rogers out of Infinity War Part I entirely, before somehow resurrecting this beloved hero in Avengers: Infinity War - Part II. How Steve Rogers will be brought back to life is unclear, but it's possible that these heroes could use some of the Infinity Stones, such as the Soul Stone, which hasn't been featured in the MCU up to this point.
We also reported last month that Anthony Russo and Joe Russo shot death scenes for three more characters, in addition to Captain America, War Machine (Don Cheadle), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), although it isn't known for sure which of these scenes will be used in the actual movie. One of these three characters who doesn't die will reportedly be injured very badly, but we likely won't get any confirmation about these deaths or serious injuries until the movie hits theaters on May 6. What do you think about these new details?