Avengers: Infinity War: 5 heroes that can replace Captain America if he dies

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 29: Actress Evangeline Lilly arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of Marvel Studios ‘Ant-Man’ at Dolby Theatre on June 29, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Avengers

We’ll find out the fate of our favorite Avengers April 26, 2018. Until then, we’ll explore the fate of Captain America and who’ll be the hero that can take his place. 

A Marvel Universe without Captain America is a universe some fans can’t imagine, but it has happened. The events of Civil War in the comics saw Captain America captured and beaten. Consequently, the aforementioned events led to the demise of Steve Rogers. As many expected, he was brought back, but the payoff of his return would be met with controversy among comic readers. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the events of Captain America: Civil War played out, while the base of the movie mimicked the comics, there was no shocking end to Captain America. Does it mean the survival of this prominent member of the Avengers in the MCU is guaranteed? To answer it simply… no.

As a matter of fact, there’s a chance that the Captain’s demise could happen in Avengers: Infinity War. Kevin Feige warned skeptical fans that some heroes may die. After his words of caution, we listed Captain America as one of our possible victims who’d die by the large hands of Thanos in Infinity War. While we aren’t exactly wishing for Cap’s demise, we’re just preparing ourselves for the possibility. So, here at BSP, we’ll explore the heroes who could replace Captain America if he were to perish during the events of Infinity War. This isn’t just about who would carry the shield, it’s about who could carry the mantle as one the most recognizable heroes and leader of the Avengers. 

5. The Wasp

In the MCU, Hope van Dyne aka the Wasp is played by Evangeline Lilly. The Wasp isn’t exactly a well known character, so one may beg the question… How could she take over for Captain America. Well, in the comics that’s kind of what happens. Janet Van Dyne aka The Wasp is known as the First Lady of the Avengers. She took the mantle as Avengers leader with the approval of Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man.

While the MCU isn’t focused on Janet van Dyan she will be featured in the upcoming movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp as played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Still, this is about Lilly’s character and why she makes sense. Well, after Infinity War we’ll get to see the origin story of sorts with Ant-Man and the Wasp July 6, 2018. Lilly’s character won’t be going through the typical growing pains of a hero either.

"“You’ve never seen a superhero origin story with less blunders… She knows what she’s doing and she’s been grooming herself for this moment her whole life. The satisfaction in watching her finally get to live it out is really fun.”"

Hope Van Dyne proved that she was ready in Ant-Man, if not for her expertise and genius, Scott Lang would not have become the hero we know and love. She’s tough as they come with high intellect and a drive that will make her a great hero.

The Wasp may not have had any solo adventures, but with Lilly performance in Infinity War, it’s sure to be memorable. While she’s a ways away from becoming a household name, thrusting her into the forefront as Marvel’s next great hero in the MCU could do wonders. What her comic book character did for female heroes is something her MCU counterpart could do as well. However, later on we’ll explore another heroine who may be an even better replacement.