(Warning, Spoilers for Civil comics will follow)With Captain America Civil War less than a year away, one of the burning questions that’s everyone’s mind is will Steve Rogers die? Anyone who read the comic series Marvel Civil War knows that it ends with the untimely death of Captain America. His death was a huge event in comics that sent shockwaves the the Marvel Universe. It seems that the MCU may be following suit with the Civil War movie. If this does happen who would be the likely person to take up the mantle of Captain America.
The first option is none other than Cap’s childhood friend Buckey Barnes AKA Winter Soldier. There are so many questions about the Barnes going into the movie. How will his and Capt’s relationship be? Will he able to cope with his past? What’s interesting about Buckey’s story is that it is a story of redemption. Maybe becoming the new Captain America will be a way that he can atone for pass sins.it will also be interesting to see how the others in the Avengers team will accept him or even if it would be the same team. In the comics after Cap’s death the Winter Solider took up the mantle of Captain America until Rogers return.
The second option is none other than the comics current Captain America Sam Wilson aka Falcon. This could be an excellent choice to take up the mantle. What Winter Solder and Age of Ultron did very well was establish the friendship of Rogers and Wilson. Wilson comes off as not as Capt’s sidekick but his peer who will go the ends of the world for Capt. Brothers in arms and the only person that Capt can truly trust. Capt’s death would not hit anyone more harder than Sam. It would be easy to see a scene with Tony Starks giving Sam Capt’s shield and telling him that’s what Steve would want. Wilson donning the mask to honor his falling comrade.
Option 3 none other than Steve Rogers himself. What if instead of Captain America dying he fakes his death and goes into hiding. This would be interesting because it could be a big coverup were only 2 or 3 people know the truth. This maybe the best option because you could bring him back in Infinity War to everyone’s surprise. It is should also be noted that Chris Evans is incredible as Capt and it would be hard to replace the energy he brings to the movies. It is also to be noted that with the exception of Downey Jr Evans may be the most popular Marvel Universe. It would be in Marvel’s best interest to keep Evans happy and making Capt movies.