– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s been a bit since Captain America: Civil War left theaters. But as one cycle of marketing ends, another begins, and with the impending home release of the film, we’re starting to more bits and pieces of information to keep the flick in the news cycle.

I guess it worked, huh?

The first bit of news comes from the Russo brothers, who directed the film. To those who saw the movie, this may come as no surprise, but it’s definitely asort of nail in the coffin. In the climax of the flick, we saw Tony Stark and Captain America come to blows. After Cap defeated Stark and began to walk away, Stark called out to him, telling him to drop his father’s shield, and that Cap wasn’t worthy to hold it. Rather than argue, Cap dropped the shield, and with it left behind the moniker of Captain America.

That’s right, Steve Rogers is no longer Captain America. Speaking with the Huffington Post, Joe Russo confirmed this, stating:

“I think him dropping that shield is him letting go of that identity. [It’s] him admitting that certainly the identity of Captain America was in conflict with the very personal choice that he was making.”

In addition to the confirmation of Cap’s identity, we have a piece of concept art from design artist, Andy Park, and while it’s a stellar little piece of art that features Giant Man (Ant-Man) and Captain America, there is an interesting reveal in it.

Take a look at the image below via Park’s Instagram.

If you’ll recall, in the film, Ant-Man is pretty much star-struck by Captain America. It’s very clear from the get-go, that he admires the guy and tries to impress him throughout his few scenes in the film. From the looks of it, Ant-Man may not have been on Team Cap from the very beginning. If you’ll notice, he looks like he’s swinging away at the other super in this clip.

This image comes with no real details, so we can only take this at face value, but one has to wonder how the character was utilized in the film in early drafts that would make this pre-visualation concept work necessary? Was his relationship with Tony Stark in the early draft pretty much exactly the same? These are questions we’ll likely never get the answer to, but it’s sure fun to speculate on.

What do you think of this piece of art, and what do you think of Ant-Man not fighting on Cap’s behalf? And finally, what do you think about Steve Rogers no longer being Captain America? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!

Captain America: Civil War hits digital on September 1 and Blu-ray on September 13.

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SOURCE: Andy Park (via CBR), Huffington Post

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.