One of the larger Captain America theories leading into Avengers: Infinity War was that Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, would no longer hold the title of Captain America, but instead take up the Nomad title. The theory gained significant ground when Captain America: The First Avenger co-star Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier, signed a Captain America: The Winter Soldier poster at Rhode Island Comic Con. Stan added Steve Rogers’ beard from Avengers: Infinity War to the poster and even provided a caption, “Nomad.”
Sebastian Stan would later talk to MTV where he would try and walk back the theory he had given credence to.
Steve Rogers would become Nomad in Captain America #180. Rogers had become disgusted with Washington D.C.’s version of America and decided he did not want to associate it with himself any more. He would quit being Captain America and eventually leave New York City for the green hills of Virginia.
While in Virginia, Steve Rogers worked on creating his new outfit and began thinking about what he would call himself. After he completed the outfit and tried it on, the name just came to him. He called himself Nomad.
Well, the Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo have seemingly confirmed Steve Rogers’ turn from Captain America to the Nomad. The brothers released a poster on Instagram declaring Chris Evans is The Nomad. It depicts Evans charging into battle in the gear we’ve seen him wear in the Avengers: Infinity War trailers.
It makes sense that Steve Rogers would no longer hold the title of Captain America. He is in open disagreement with the United States’ apparent policy towards superheroes. The Sokovia Accords not only drove a wedge between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, but it also appears to have drawn a wedge between Rogers and the United States of America.
But it’s more than likely that despite the Sokovia Accords, Rogers did not sit idly by while there were criminals and terrorists operating across the world. It’s highly likely he began operating under the name Nomad. In fact, a recent character bio from a Toys R Us promotional says that Steve Rogers ” has remained under the radar while continuing to do what he believes is right – saving the world one clandestine mission at a time.” It’s highly likely that Steve Rogers might have formed the Secret Avengers after rescuing his jailed compatriots from the Raft in Captain America: Civil War. He would go on to lead them as Nomad in these clandestine missions to save the world.
Are you excited to see Steve Rogers as Nomad or would you rather see him as Captain America?