Cap Fans, Prepare For Big News

Of all the events that could bring total heartbreak to Marvel movie fans, the death of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, would be at the top of the list. The Avenger and star of the Captain America film series is a total fan favorite, and his death would come as a painful shock. Thankfully, audiences don't have to worry about that happening anytime soon, because (spoiler!) Captain America does not die in Civil War , Marvel's newest film.

Although Cap certainly takes a beating throughout the movie (well, as much of a beating as can actually be given to a super soldier), he makes it out of the movie alive, with no major injuries. Emotionally, he's pretty bad off — the Avengers are broken up, and he's basically a fugitive from the law — but physically, he's totally fine. Even during his brutal fight with Iron Man, Cap is never in real danger of losing his life, thanks to his trusty shield and the help of allies like Bucky.

Other characters in Captain America: Civil War, however, don't fare as well. Peggy Carter dies (although that's not much of a surprise, considering she's around 100 in the film), as do the Stark parents (in a flashback), Black Panther's father, and other, less significant characters. Yet while these deaths are certainly sad, and some, like King T'Chaka's, drive the plot in important ways, they're unlikely to cause fans any real heartbreak. All of the major Avengers make it out alive, and most of them (with the notable exception of Rhodes, who is badly hurt) manage to do without getting seriously injured.

Besides, how could Marvel kill off Captain America, when he's one of the studio's most-loved and very best characters? Avengers: Infinity War is coming out in 2018, and you can bet Cap will be making a pretty significant appearance. And when asked by MTV in 2014 if he'd ever stop playing Steve Rogers, actor Chris Evans said, "Who’s handing off the shield? Don’t take my job from me prematurely, dude. I’m sure it’ll happen at some point, all good things have to come to an end. But I’m really happy playing the character."

Of course, that doesn't mean Cap will never die; comics fans know that it's entirely possible that Bucky (Sebastian Stan) will take over his friend's role if something eventually causes Steve's demise. Yet for now, you can count on Cap staying alive, and for his presence to keep making each MCU movie that much better.

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