The Avengers are about to face their greatest enemy yet in Avengers: Infinity War when they battle Thanos. Someone surely dies in the fight and Captain America is the most-talked-about superhero who would likely sacrifice his life.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is just getting crowded so what better way to dispense with some of the characters than through a huge battle. This is where Avengers: Infinity War helps to thin out the existing number of superheroes and those likely to die are the old ones. Take for instance Captain America, the man known as the First Avenger.
The clues that Steve Rogers dies in Avengers: Infinity War are mounting. The biggest hint at his demise comes from the movie's trailer. At one point, he faces Thanos head-on in hand-to-hand combat. Captain America may have super strength but he is still a mortal and no match for a god. The odds that he survives the fight do not look too great. He looks about to be defeated as the Mad Titan pushes against him with all his might (see 1:45 mark in the video below).
Moreover, Captain America's self-sacrificing nature puts him at risk. He does not hesitate when it comes to saving other people's lives. He jumped on a grenade during training to save the other aspiring soldiers in The First Avenger. He also drove with the Tesseract into the ocean and tried to convince Bucky Barnes to leave a Nazi base without him. There is no telling what he is willing to risk when it comes to saving people.
Killing Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War would also serve as the end of his story arc. Story-wise, his death would complete his arc. Fans already saw his genesis as a hero from his solo movies, starting with his transformation in The First Avenger, to his struggle to reconcile being a superhero with his world up until he questioned his purpose and the country he believes in, in Captain America: Civil War.
End Of Contract
Adding fuel to speculations about the Avenger's death is the fact that Chris Evans, who portrays the character, has been very vocal about his plans to leave the franchise. He revealed that the second Avengers: Infinity War film will be his last because he has reached the end of his contract.
"You want to get off the train before they push you off," he told the New York Times in March.
Regardless, fans will find out soon if Captain America dies or not in Avengers: Infinity War. The film opens in U.S. theaters on April 27.