When adapting a story from one narrative medium to another, lots of major plot points will be left on the cutting room floor. However, others will make the transition — especially if they’re as important to the adapted story as they were to the original, like in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. Fans of the Civil War comics probably know what this cryptic introduction refers to, but for everyone else, beware spoilers below.
Latino-Review points out that the Hashtag Show, a YouTube channel that has posted supposed insider information from Marvel before, recently revealed both the beginning and ending scenes of the third Captain America film. Set photos leaked this past July pictured Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) attending a funeral as a pallbearer, which led many to speculate that this was the funeral of Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). However, it seems this isn’t the film’s only funeral scene.
Hashtag Show‘s sources suggest that Rogers’ own funeral will bookend Captain America: Civil War, mirroring the events of the Fallen Son comic book story that served as an epilogue to the Civil War comic event.
“Captain America: Civil War will end with the funeral scene of Captain America himself, Steve Rogers. During the film, Steve will make a deal with the government stating they are not to hunt down the people that allied with him in the civil war. After Steve surrenders and is taken into custody, he is killed — almost sacrificing himself for his fellow heroes.”
In addition, the “Captain America” mantle’s (and shield) adoption by another will be alluded to in a scene featuring Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Sharon Carter/Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp). The first two have adopted Rogers’ heroic moniker in the comics, but all three will reportedly take a turn brandishing the shield in this scene.
Of course, this twist comes almost verbatim from the Civil War comics, so take this rumor with a massive, stomach cancer-inducing grain of salt.