Having laid down his shield at the end of Captain America: Civil War, Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers will reportedly take on a new alias for Avengers: Infinity War, suiting up as Nomad rather than once again taking on the mantle of Captain America.
The rumour comes by way of the folks at MCU Exchange, who claim that Joe and Anthony Russo will be taking inspiration from Captain America #180 – #184, where Steve gave up the identity of Captain America and donned the blue and yellow uniform of Nomad, and that his shift for Infinity War “is representative of him no longer looking to follow orders or even give them, but to simply do what he believes is right.” The site also goes on to claim that we won’t be getting an exact duplicate of the comic book costume, but rather one that pays homage to it.
Given Steve’s current status in the MCU, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him taking on a different alias in Avengers: Infinity War, at least initially, but it would be surprising if we don’t see him back as the Sentinel of Liberty at some point during the two movies.
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 in the UK and May 4th 2018 in the US and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket, Kraglin), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary in as-yet-unrevealed roles.