‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Director On Whether Captain America Becomes Nomad

'Avengers: Infinity War' director Joe Russo addresses rumors concerning Captain America taking on the identity of Nomad in the upcoming Marvel film.

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The internet lost its collective mind over Captain America’s new look in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer, leading fans to ponder whether Steve Rogers was ditching the red-white-and-blue for a new persona entirely. Director Joe Russo recently addressed rumors that Captain America would become Nomad in the Marvel films, just like he did in the comics.

Russo wanted to clarify that though you shouldn’t expect to see the other Avengers characters referring to Steve as Nomad, that idea of Steve wrestling with his Captain America identity is still very much intact:

“Our approach to [Steve Rogers] was to deconstruct him, to take him in a different direction”Obviously you can’t deal with a character called Captain America without dealing with the thematics behind that, so we wanted a relevancy to it and we wanted to put him in a position where he was questioning the chain of command.

You’ll see in these Avengers films, he’s on a very specific journey as a character. Some people have suspected that he may be Nomad heading into Avengers 3 and I wouldn’t say that he is exactly Nomad, but he is the spirit of that character.”

What do you think of Russo’s comments on how Captain America will evolve as a character in Avengers 3 & 4? Let us know what you think in the comment section!

Here’s the official synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War:

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.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.

Source: Fantasy Focus Football