Kevin Feige Is 100% Right That Captain America Movies Don’t Need to Star Steve Rogers

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At the end of Captain America: Civil War, we’re told that Steve Rogers has let go of the Captain America shield, moving on to become something of a more underground hero. Addressing the fact that the mantle is now up for grabs, Kevin Feige gave an elusive answer as to who–if anyone–could be filling in that role in the MCU.

Specifically, Feige was asked, “Does a Captain America movie have to star Steve Rogers?” Feige answered:

It’s a good question, and if we look back at the comic books as our inspiration, and as the well from which this all springs, then the answer is “no.” I’m not saying we’ll do it in the movie, but I’ve read Captain America comics that don’t have Steve Rogers in them.

As you and I and all of us know well, many people have taken up the Captain America title in the comic books. Two prominent examples of heroes already introduced in the MCU include Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), both of whom have had their own turns at being Captain America.

Of course, Feige presents a disclaimer, saying they won’t necessarily do it in the movies, but the fact that he’s open to the idea of a Captain America movie sans Steve Rogers may indicate that we’re either in for a new Cap or we can maybe expect an interesting new way of telling a Captain America story without the same Captain America we’ve seen before.

(via io9)

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