‘Avengers: Infinity War': Steve Rogers Won’t Be Captain America, Russo Brothers Say

Co-directors hint that Cap won’t be donning the shield in the next Avengers installment

Last Updated: August 25, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

Captain America alter ego Steve Rogers may be wearing a different costume in the upcoming third Avengers film.

During promotion for the disc release of “Captain America: Civil War,” directors Joe and Anthony Russo dropped clues about Rogers’ (Chris Evans) role in “Avengers: Infinity War, also directed by the Russos.

“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,” Joe Russo told The Huffington Post.

“Civil War” ended with the Avengers splitting up and Captain America putting down his shield. Now it seems like the move may be permanent.

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely previously told HuffPo that part of the reason Cap wasn’t killed in “Civil War” is because the Avengers need him.

“There’s a big purple guy coming. He could be very helpful,” said Markus.

The big purple guy is none other than Thanos. How Rogers plans to combat the omnipotent Mad Titan is anyone’s guess.

“Avengers: Infinity War,” which is set to start production later this year, will be released in theaters on May 4, 2018.

“Captain America: Civil War” will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD Sept. 13 and will be available for purchase for digital download on Sept. 2.

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