There is a lot of speculation that Chris Evans' Steve Rogers will be killed off in Captain America: Civil War, because that's what happens in the Marvel Comics. Some believe that either Anthony Mackie's Falcon or Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes will pick up the shield and carry on the mantel of Captain America, because both of those scenarios also happen in the Marvel Comics upon which the film is based. While he wouldn't confirm any of that, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has confirmed that Captain America: Civil War will be the end of a trilogy that started with Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011 and was carried through in last year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Ever since Captain America: Civil War was announced, people have wondered how closely it will follow the Marvel comics. Not very, with the Superhero Registration Act getting turned into the Sokovia Accords. Instead of Superheroes simply having to identify themselves, this adapted screenplay will focus on a One World Government that has control of where and when a superhero can be used. That of course causes a rift between Steve Rogers and former Avengers team mate Tony Stark. Will they be able to settle their differences before something extremely tragic happens?
As we saw at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the entire Avengers line-up has changed. And Captain America: Civil War will attempt to answer where this super powered team fits into our current social landscape. What is their future? And specifically, what is the future of Captain America?
Kevin Feige spoke out at an event last night for the Blu-ray and DVD release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. And he answered a lot of questions. MTV asked what was happening with these characters in the long run, and it was here that Kevin Feige revealed Captain America: Civil War's trilogy ending prowess.
"It's very much, in a certain way, the completion of a Captain America trilogy. I think one day you'll look back and watch Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Captain America: Civil War - and it'll be one of the most unique and different trilogies ever around a single character."
That said, Kevin Feige remained mum on when Steve Rogers might bite the big piss biscuit in the sky. Chris Evans is expected to return for both Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, which would bring his Marvel contract to a close. While Feige refused to go down that path, he did say that other non-Cap charters have a very important role to play in Captain America: Civil War.
"[We're] bringing in some of the other players, most importantly Tony Stark, to tell that Civil War story. But it is very much a sequel to Winter Soldier."
During his conversation, Kevin Feige kept using the words 'completion', 'unique' and 'single character'. Captain America: Civil War will very clearly bring Steve Rogers' story arc to a close. Most trilogies come full circle. Captain America: The First Avenger began with the birth of Cap. The inevitable conclusion is that the end of Captain America: Civil War will bring his death. But that's probably not the case, as it seems Steve will still have a lot of loose ends dangling, not to mention Chris Evans still has movies left on his contract. What do you think about Captain America: Civil War bringing Rogers' tale to a close? And do you want to see him die this soon?