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New Civil War Deleted Scene Reveals a Playful Nod to the Comic Book Captains America

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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Steve Rogers is the only Captain America—but that’s not the case in the comics, where many people have come to wield the shield. This fun little deleted scene from Civil War reveals that the movie was going to make sly reference to a few of those non-Steve Captains.


Revealed by Entertainment Weekly today, the short clip sees both Bucky—who, when Steve “died” at the end of the Civil War comic, took on the Captain America mantle—and very briefly Sam Wilson—who is one of the two currently active Captain Americas in Marvel’s comics, and the only one who isn’t being all weird and evil for silly, comic-booky reasons—both getting to use Captain America’s trusty shield during the fight at the airport between Team Tony and Team Cap.


It’s a fun moment, and it’s nice to see Bucky get some shield-envy, considering there were rumors floating around for ages that contracts were setting up Sebastian Stan as the potential replacement of Chris Evans as the MCU Cap at some point. That airport fight was already so jam-packed, though, you can see why this little moment for comic fans was sadly cut.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Angrier Geek

Aw. I thought it was going to be a reference to the two guys (William “Spirit of ‘76" Naslund and Jeffery “The Patriot” Mace) who took over for Cap at the end of WWII, which makes perfect sense and I still hope they incorporate it.