During the events of Captain America: Civil War earlier this year, we saw Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) essentially going into hiding and off the grid after his clash with Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).
In an interview with The Huffington Post when promoting the upcoming Blu-Ray and DVD release of the film, Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of the film as well as the directors for Avengers: Infinity War, spoke about Steve’s role in the third Avengers film. Given what happened in Civil War, Joe Russo pretty much states that Steve isn’t Captain America anymore when we pick up in Infinity War.
“I think him dropping that shield is him letting go of that identity. [It’s] him admitting that certainly,the identity of Captain America was in conflict with the very personal choice that he was making.”
Avengers: Infinity War, which is set to start production at the end of this year, hits theaters on May 4, 2018.
Captain America: Civil War will be out on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 13 and will be available for purchase on Digital Download on September 2.
“Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.”
Source: The Huffington Post