Much digital ink has been spilled over Cap’s limited Avengers: Infinity War screen time, as a character of his stature really deserves to be in the thick of the action.
But it seems Infinity War‘s loss is Avengers 4‘s gain, as Steve Rogers is expected to enjoy a major part in the untitled 2019 sequel. Exactly what that increased role entails is another question entirely, though it’s now been revealed that Captain America’s triumphant return was originally supposed to occur during the Battle of Wakanda, not on the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.
If you’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War with your own two eyes, you’ll know that Steve Rogers, Black Widow and Falcon arrive in Edinburgh just in time to save the film’s lovestruck couple, Vision and Scarlet Witch, from the Black Order. It’s a pretty incredible reveal, as Cap is able to catch Proxima Midnight’s spear before stepping out of the shadows to reveal that impressive beard. But that wasn’t always the case, as CBM discovered from the sequel’s Blu-ray release.
One of the few complaints about Avengers: Infinity War is the fact that Captain America didn’t get a big enough role in the movie. While the Russos promise that he’ll have much more to do in Avengers 4, everyone involved with this release actually wanted his entrance to come as late as possible, and the original plan was that he wouldn’t make his return up until Thanos invaded Wakanda.
Doing so would’ve taken away from Thor’s return, after everyone’s favorite Asgardian traveled to the Dwarven realm of Nidavellir in order to forge a new weapon – Stormbreaker. It’s seemingly capable of manipulating the Bifrost, too, giving the God of Thunder free rein to travel back to Earth and help his allies (“ha, you guys are so screwed now!”).
Look for Avengers: Infinity War to light up Blu-ray and DVD on August 14th.