Since fans got their first look at Chris Evans in action in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer, rumors have been swirling about what the future may hold for Steve Rogers. After surrendering his shield – and seemingly his Captain America identity – at the end of Captain America: Civil War, Steve’s now looking a little worse for wear. In hiding in Wakanda, wearing a battered and star-less outfit, an unkempt beard covering his face, this Steve Rogers is a far cry from the bright-eyed boy scout we’re used to seeing. Naturally, his grizzled appearance and status as a fugitive have fans suspecting Steve Rogers is about to take on the moniker of Nomad. And Winter Soldier actor, Sebastian Stan, has been hinting fans might just be on the right lines.
In the comics, Steve adopted the identity of Nomad after becoming disillusioned with the US government and surrendering the mantle of Captain America. This isn’t too different to where the character was left at the end of Civil War, which saw him deemed a criminal due to his disagreement with the Sokovia Accords. Last month, Sebastian Stan helped get the Nomad rumors rolling when he drew a beard on a poster of his co-star Evans and captioned it “Argh, I’m Nomad”. Now, speaking to MTV News, Stan has explained his doodling, saying:
“A fan said to me that you can add anything you want on Chris’ face, and I was like, ‘It’s either a thought bubble or it’s that, so.”
Sebastian Stan also reiterated that he didn’t start the Nomad rumors – Cap’s new identity in Avengers: Infinity War was being talked about since before he hinted at it:
“First of all, I wasn’t even the first person to say that. Somebody else had gone out and said, ‘He’s Nomad,’ or something.”
However, Stan doesn’t deny that Steve Rogers will be adopting the Nomad identity. In fact, he hints that the alterations to Cap’s uniform may well have some significance:
“He is missing the star on his chest, so I don’t know what that means… The way it’s been going, I would be on set and go, ‘So you are missing the star on the chest, does that mean that you’re…?’ I would probably discover it in the moment.”
Stan’s elusiveness may not be entirely convincing – the idea he doesn’t know what identity Steve is adopting at this point, with filming complete on Infinity War and production well underway on the untitled Avengers 4 seems somewhat unlikely. It sounds more like Stan is trying to avoid getting in trouble with Marvel for giving away a potential spoiler! However, the fact he has mentioned the significance of Steve Rogers missing the traditional star on his chest perhaps hints we will be seeing the former Captain America adopt a new code name.
Are you hoping to see Nomad in Infinity War? What do you think the future will hold for Steve Rogers? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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 will be released in theaters on May 4, 2018.
Source: MTV News