Next week sees the release of the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, which is set to be a culmination of the ten years and eighteen MCU films that preceded it. But it sounds as though next year’s Avengers 4 will actually end a story that started much more recently – Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Speaking to Spin 1038, the Russo Brothers talked about they’re plans for Avengers 4 and how it will end the story that they introduced in Captain America‘s second solo outing in 2014. Joe Russo explained
“For us, this was the challenge of telling the story but also completing the personal journey that we started as storytellers in Winter Soldier, So the story that began in Winter Soldier and that ends in Avengers 4 is a, there’s a very personal arc there for us. I think you’ll understand our point of view as filmmakers and who we are as people when you watch all four of those movies together.”
You could say that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the film that set the MCU on the path it is now. It saw S.H.I.E.L.D. fall, which in turn led to the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron which in turn set about the events of Captain America: Civil War – which saw the Avengers disbanding and paving the way for Avengers: Infinity War and it’s sequel.
It could be that the directors are referring to the personal arc of Chris Evans‘ Steve Rogers, especially since it is heavily implies that Avengers 4 will the last time that we see him. Hankies at the ready!
You can check out this momentous milestone when Avengers: Infinity War hit’s theaters next week.
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