According to "Avengers: Infinity War" co-director Joe Russo, 'Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) will become the character 'Nomad' in the new film, with 'Bucky Barnes' (Sebastian Stan) aka 'Winter Soldier', picking up the shield to become the next 'Captain America':
"Obviously you can't deal with a character called 'Captain America' without dealing with the thematics behind that, " said Russo...
"...so we wanted a relevancy to it and we wanted to put him in a position where he was questioning the chain of command.
"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'...and I wouldn't say that he is exactly Nomad, but he is the spirit of that character..."
"The 'Nomad' name and costume was created for Marvel by writer Steve Englehart and illustrator Sal Buscema as an alternate identity for 'Steve Rogers' in "Captain America" #180 (December 1974).
In that story Rogers becomes disillusioned with the United States government, when he discovers a respected, high ranking government official is the leader of a 'Deep State' criminal organization called 'Secret Empire'.
Rogers abandons his Captain America identity, convinced he cannot continue to serve America after this latest reveal shatters his faith in the nation's status.
However, a confrontation with 'Hawkeye' forces Rogers to realize he cannot abandon a life of heroism and he subsequently takes on the name 'Nomad', adopting a dark blue and yellow uniform devoid of patriotic markings.
"Rogers eventually realizes he can champion America's ideals without blindly supporting its government..."
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