The life of Captain America is one of honor, loss, and heroic persistence. From the war torn battlefields of 1940’s Europe to the hidden plains of Wakanda, Steve Rogers has had quite the journey in the MCU. Cap’s struggle for purpose and peace of mind in the modern world has become on the most relatable stories in Marvel’s sprawling universe, and director Anthony Russo tells Fandango that we can expect a strong focus on his story in Avengers: Endgame.
During the interview, Russo discusses his MCU beginnings with Cap and Chris Evans, and how he and his brother Joe approached the character in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. “We wanted to challenge that character in ways where we could really see his cracks and find his vulnerability,” says Russo. “And while certainly, his superpowers, his moral fortitude and his ability to be very simple to his principles, dedicated to his principles, we wanted to find a way to get past that with the character and take that character into areas where he can’t find easy answers.”
Russo continues on to say that particular aspect of Cap will still remain prominent come Endgame. “I think that was really what it was — the degree to which we could continue to explore this character’s very complex humanity and vulnerability, relatability to all of us. And I think that’s a great joy, and I think that you will see that very, very much in Endgame as well.”
Cap noticeably took a backseat in last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, so it’s comforting to know that the First Avenger himself will get a chance to share the spotlight once again in Marvel’s forthcoming finale to their 22 movie story.
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Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26.
The film stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Don Cheadle, Danai Gurira, Brie Larson, Paul Rudd, and Josh Brolin.