By the time we reach the final climactic battle in Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are in the most personal brawl we have seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. Perhaps the most powerful moment of this fight was the moment Rogers drops his mighty shield. Stark felt that Rogers was not worthy of wielding the shield, especially after finding out about Bucky’s involvement in the deaths of his mother and father.
Now, fans know that Steve Rogers is no longer Captain America, which will be established well by the time Avengers: Infinity War begins. When asked by Quora about the conflict of Rogers’ morals in the aftermath of Civil War, co-director Joe Russo had this to say:
At the end of Civil War Cap drops his shield because Tony tells him he doesn’t deserve it any longer, and perhaps he doesn’t. His responsibility to himself is now in conflict with his responsibility to others, and he will struggle to resolve that. His road forward involves figuring out who Steve Rogers is without the shield.
Anthony and Joe Russo were also asked on who they felt won Civil War. Was it #TeamCap? Or was it #TeamIronMan? According to Joe, the actual war in Phase 3 of the MCU has only just begun:
We always thought of this movie as the start of the war. It’s not over yet.
What could this possibly mean? From the looks of it, the repercussions of Civil War will have a significant effect not only with Avengers: Infinity War, but also with the other outings in the MCU. I am especially curious to see how the aftermath plays into films like Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and especially Black Panther. Which ways do you think Civil War will further affect our heroes? Sound off in the comments below.
Captain America: Civil War is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.