AceShowbiz - Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) scruffy look in sneak peeks of "Avengers: Infinity War" has raised speculations about which direction the character will be taken into in the upcoming movie. Before the rumors go wilder, director Joe Russo has now addressed a fan theory which suggests that Captain America would be depicted as a Nomad in "Infinity War".
"Our approach to [Steve Rogers] was to deconstruct him, to take him in a different direction," Russo told Fantasy Focus Football. "Obviously you can't deal with a character called Captain America without dealing with the thematics behind that, so we wanted a relevancy to it and we wanted to put him in a position where he was questioning the chain of command."
He continued, "You'll see in these 'Avengers' films, he's on a very specific journey as a character. Some people have suspected that he may be Nomad heading into 'Avengers 3' and I wouldn't say that he is exactly Nomad, but he is the spirit of that character."
Captain America's past that Russo was referring to is part of the storyline in Captain America #180. In the comic book, Cap became disillusioned with the government, and so he ditched his familiar costume and identity and became Nomad.
"Captain America: Civil War" hinted that Cap went rogue as he couldn't agree with Team Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), who supports the government regarding the Sokovia Accords, which wanted all heroes to register with the government. Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) took Cap's side and headed for Wakanda.
"Avengers: Infinity War" will be more star-studded than other Marvel movies with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Guardians of the Galaxy joining the returning members of the Avengers, including Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd).
Josh Brolin portrays the big bad Thanos. The third "Avengers" movie is due out May 4 in the United States.