When Marvel announced that the third installment in the Captain America franchise would be titled Captain America: Civil War, a lot of people started speculating that this could be the end of Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) time as Captain America. The film has not been released yet, so we will not get into spoilers about how the movie ends, but there has been a lot of talk/speculation about who else could take up the shield if Rogers did meet his end.
Rumors have floated around that Bucky (Sebastian Stan), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and even Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) could possibly become the newest incarnation of Captain America, but it is unclear whether or not they will actually be needed. If Rogers dies in Civil War, he is still coming back in some capacity to fight Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Since he will still have the shield at that point, HeyUGuys asked the directors Joe and Anthony Russo about someone else embracing the mantle after the two part saga. They did not give away how the movie plays out, but did say there has yet to be talks about where the character of Captain America, and every other character for that matter, go after these movies.
We are moving into a Phase with the storytelling where when we bring Captain America’s story forward from Civil War, it’s going to be into Avengers: Infinity War. That’s the next chapter so to speak in his specific story and there’s been no talk of where we go beyond that yet. Those are two gigantic movies that are intended to be the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, so there is going to be storytelling that happens in those films that we haven’t seen yet in the MCU, so who’s to say what the condition of the characters are at that point or who even makes it to that movie to begin with. Who makes it out of those movies is anybody’s guess at this point.
One of the reasons they do not yet know who will survive the fight is they have not yet gotten a script from the writer team. They did give an update on the state of the script saying the process is coming to an end.
We start shooting in November, so we’re literally getting the scripts from the writers in the next two weeks.
Meanwhile, a lot of talk has been made about Marvel shooting the movies back to back and how you can look at past franchises and see that splitting a single story into two parts has not been the greatest of plans. Even though they are titled Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2, these movies are not the same.
They’re both very different movies. We aren’t blocking them together because they’re one long movie broken into two, we’re blocking them together because that’s the way you can assemble the massive cast that’s required to shoot both of these movies and make it financially possible. That’s the reason for shooting them back to back.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is scheduled to hit theaters May 4, 2018. Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 3, 2019.