It looks like the latest Captain America film may follow the comics pretty closely.
As the release of the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War looms ever closer, more and more rumors of which heroes will perish by the film’s end emerge.
A new rumor comes from Geek.com, and it’s a big one, as the site claims that a key figure in the upcoming film will meet his end.
Potential spoilers to follow:
According to the site’s sources, the film will end with Steve Rogers, Captain America himself, dying at the hands of Crossbones.
A similar rumor emerged not long ago, claiming that a death scene for Chris Evans’ character, amongst others, was filmed.
The death of Captain America has been highly speculated for sometime, as in the aftermath of the Civil War comic storyline, Rogers is also assassinated by Crossbones, played by Frank Grillo in the MCU.
In the comics, Civil War ends with Captain America surrendering to Iron Man, and he is placed in jail. Soon after, Crossbones, assisted by a hypnotized Sharon Carter, fatally shoots the Captain, and he is presumed dead.
Before Rogers dies, he explains in a letter to Stark that he hopes Captain America can live on, and eventually Steve’s dear friend, Bucky Barnes, takes up the mantle as Captain.
This rumor also claims that Sebastian Stan, who portrays Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Solider, has been fit for a new Captain America costume, meaning this transition would also parallel what happened in the comics.
However, death in the comics, and the MCU more or less, isn’t a sure thing, as the rumor speculates that Steve Rogers, will eventually return for Avengers: Infinity War Part II, for the big showdown with Thanos.
Again, this wouldn’t be too different from what happens in the comics, as a year following Steve’s death, it was discovered that he wasn’t actually killed, rather, the fatal shot delivered to Rogers froze him in space and time, and he is eventually revived. Yeah, comics are weird.
Anyway, even if the events of Civil War do coincide with its comic counterpart, this is still just a rumor, so take all of this with a grain of salt.
Even if this rumor turns out to be true, we’re sure the film will still be a blast, but we’ll bring a box of Kleenex just in case.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6.