5. Cap Got a Beard
It really was for only a second, but we see Steve Rodgers emerge with a pretty great beard. Steve’s clean face is a nice physical representation of the character’s purity, but as things get darker for the Marvel Cinematic Universe Steve has to adapt to the times. Not only will we likely see Steve acting in the shadows, but his new look hints at the possibility of the character making darker, desperate decisions.
Maybe it’s just my love of medieval stories — especially Game of Thrones — but whenever I see a hero with a beard I expect them to get shit done. Hopefully a bearded Captain America will swoop in and save the day after the goatee-warrior Tony Stark misses his opportunity.