When last we saw Steve Rogers, the hero known best as Captain America, the star-spangled Avenger was abandoning his post. Basically. Given the choice to register as a Super or walk away, Cap turned his back on the government -- and on the Avengers -- as Captain America: Civil War drew to a close. You might say he became... a nomad. When CinemaBlend ventured to the Atlanta set of Joe and Anthony Russo's Avengers: Infinity War, we were stunned to see Chris Evans with the long hair and the beard. That's not news anymore. But we also asked him and co-star Scarlett Johansson what their characters have been doing since the end of Civil War, and learned:
They're burned out. They've been abandoned, by their people, and by their nation. And yet when the real stuff starts hitting the fan, they rise up and defend. Because that's what heroes do.
The image that speaks to all of this, if you are going over the trailers, is Captain America emerging from the shadows as Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) tries to fend off the Black Order. Now, the trailer could be out of sequence from the movie. But the look on Witch's face when she sees that Cap is back... yeah, that's going to be a chill-inducing fan moment for audiences to experience together.
We have been bringing you all of our coverage from the set of Joe and Anthony Russo's Avengers: Infinity War. But we pressed pause long enough to bring you the trailer. Coverage will continue into next week (and the week after) as we run up to the movie's release on April 27. Are you excited?
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.