This post is part of the Age of Ultron Aftermath series.

So, you’ve seen Avengers: Age of Ultron six times, and you’re wondering, ‘what does this mean for my favourite character?’. In this series of articles, we’re going to take a look at where each character has been left, and use what we already know, as well as some speculation, to discuss what the end of Age of Ultron means for each of the Avengers. Needless to say, spoilers ahead for Age of Ultron.

Age of Ultron – What Does it Mean For Captain America?

Since the first Avengers film, Captain America has been the leader of the team. The way things were left at the end of Age of Ultron, that’s now more true than ever. Along with Black Widow, he’s not just leading, but training and mentoring the new Avengers team. Near the end of the film, he says that he is now ‘home’. As the Avengers Facility is more like a military base than Avengers Tower ever was, this would make him feel more comfortable than he’s been since he was found frozen in the ice.

One of the most highly anticipated films on Marvel’s upcoming slate is Captain America: Civil War. While this is technically a solo outing for Steve Rogers, lots of other characters are either confirmed or rumoured to be in the upcoming film. Iron Man, Hawkeye, Falcon, Scarlet Witch and even Spider-Man have all been linked to the project, with many others also likely to return.

Age of Ultron – What Does it Mean For Captain America?

In the comics, the main story of Civil War sees Captain America and Iron Man going toe to toe both physically and ethically on the matter of superhero registration. In other words, should a hero be allowed to fight without the government getting involved? Captain America is against the idea, despite the fact that he works closely with S.H.I.E.L.D, and he could have a very similar story arc in the upcoming film. The government getting involved in the way The Avengers are going about their business could be enough to turn him against some of his former team mates.

Something else worth mentioning is the fact that Steve Rogers is killed after the events of Civil War. This could well happen at the end of the third Captain America film, with both Falcon and The Winter Soldier having previously picked up the shield. While this is possible, Marvel could want to save Chris Evans for Avengers: Infinity War, so he might be safe. For now…

What do you think is next for Captain America? Did we miss anything? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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