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The Importance of Captain America in Endgame

For Marvel Studios, all roads have led to “Avengers: Endgame.” More than a decade and 21 films in the making, the fourth Avengers film finally arrives in theaters this month with almost impossibly high expectations.

Steve Rogers has gone from starring in one of the lowest grossing Marvel movies to becoming the backbone of the Avengers, and the only character who can go toe-to-toe with Tony Stark — in terms of popularity and adoration. Ahead of Avengers: Endgame, which might possibly be Chris Evans’ final time playing the character and is said to feature the original six Avengers in prominent roles.

Steve’s Marvel journey began as a frail kid from Brooklyn, who wanted nothing more than to fight for his country. He is chosen by Dr. Abraham Erskine to be a guinea pig of sorts for an experiment. Steve is injected with the Super Soldier Serum, which gives him superhuman strength and makes him near invincible.

After being sent into hiding at the end of Civil War, Steve makes a grand return in Infinity War when he intervenes in a fight between Scarlet Witch, Vision and Thanos’ minions. His arc in the film leads him and a group of Avengers to Wakanda, where they hold off Thanos’ army while Shuri attempts to extract the Mind Stone from Vision’s head.

This all leads up to the final movie. Some speculate that the shielded hero could possibly die in this upcoming movie. Senior Adam Hascher said, “There is a high chance that we will see Captain America die in this movie.” A tweet by Evans, in which he bid farewell to Captain America, was taken by fans as an indication that the character wouldn’t appear in future Marvel films. Evans’ contract runs out after Endgame, and he said in an interview to the Hollywood Reporter, “You want to get off the train before they push you off.”

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