The Russo Brothers Trace Cap’s Transition To Nomad Ahead Of Infinity War


Of all the character developments set to occur during Avengers: Infinity War (see: Peter Parker’s Iron Spider suit and the Model-Prime armor), the one involving Steve Rogers has arguably sparked the most debate online.

That’s because the man once known as Captain America (AKA the Sentinel of Liberty) is currently in the midst of an identity crisis, one brought on by the calamitous events of Civil War. Disillusioned with the government and his former allies, Steve Rogers slips off the radar to become Nomad, an insurgent who is ultimately yanked back onto the battlefield once Thanos and his sinister Black Order reach Earth.

Nevertheless, when handling Steve’s transition from Cap to Nomad, the Russo Brothers looked to previous Captain America films, and how Marvel’s man out of time always seems to adapt to the situation around him – particularly when it came to The Winter Soldier.

Yes, that was a revelation for us, to be honest with you, because we didn’t know going into Winter Soldier. We knew why we wanted to make the movie. We knew what we loved about the character. We knew where we wanted to take it and what we wanted to do with that movie. But we didn’t know how anybody else in the world would respond. So, having the movie received like that was a validation for Joe and me that we should just stick with our instincts and our passion for the material and run with that. And hopefully, that’s what’s going to translate to audiences.

And though he wasn’t their favorite MCU figurehead, Joe and Anthony Russo took it upon themselves to deconstruct the Captain America we know and love, only to rebuild his character in a new and exciting way.

Via The Telegraph:

We have a history of cross-pollinating genres, and we like deconstruction. Arrested Development dabbles in deconstruction. Community is a show about deconstruction. And those were the kind of books that we loved growing up. Captain America, we’ve said this before, was not one of our favorite characters. We found him a little flat and a little square, so we wanted to dimensionalize him by sending him on this journey that you’ll see continues in Avengers: Infinity War, where he goes from the most patriotic character to an insurgent. In a lot of ways, it represents how it is that we feel about the world and our own growth and our own principles. So it’s been a very personal journey for us.

And we can readily expect that deeply personal journey to be projected onto screens near and far once Avengers: Infinity War arrives April 27th. Hold on to your butts.

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