Avengers Infinity War brought together the entire superhero roster of the Marvel Cinematic Universe under one roof and frame. Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Captain America, and Black Widow along with the rest of the Earth’s mightiest heroes came together to give the Mad Titan absolute hell. They almost succeeded in stopping him before Thanos literally snapped his way out of that mess. Captain America was one of the last heroes standing.
He led the Avengers against Thanos and his army and was pivotal in giving the good guys a fighting chance against the alien invaders. But Captain America also had one deep dark secret that he does not wish anyone to know. Turns out, in Infinity War, Captain America was supposed to enter the screen with Santa Claus in tow behind him. Don’t believe us? Look for yourself.
The fight scene would have looked really whimsical and stupid of the Russo brothers would have decided to go with this one. Fortunately, they did not. Imagine, Captain America, entering into the spotlight with a bunch of Santa Claus impersonators in the backdrop.
What would have the Black Order thought about Cap then? They would have laughed their asses off on this one. The epic scene when Captain America emerges from the shadows would have never happened the way it did in the theatres.
In the Marvel’s Avengers Infinity war: The Art of the Movie, Artist Bryan Andrews gives us an interesting piece of news regarding a particular artwork that was forbade by the Russo brothers from being used as a plot element in the Infinity war movie. He says and we quote:
“There were a few versions of the Edinburgh sequence,” Andrews was heard saying. “At first, the Russos had it set during the winter festival. Large crowds, snow, and Cap and the gang were already on-site trying to find Vision and Wanda in a crowd of Santas when the Children of Thanos arrive. Lots of fun stuff, but it was too much. Sometimes less is definitely more.”
There was also another concept art that showed Captain America’s traditional red, white and blue costume being replaced with a costume with the same colors throughout but with a different design. This concept art, if it would have been given the get-go, would have made Captain America look more like the US Agent rather than Captain America.
“The Secret Avengers look came about because him being more clandestine and not part of a larger group like the Avengers meant that he could be wearing more black,” said Ryan Meinerding, Marvel Studios Head of Development. “That’s where the U.S. Agent stuff came out, too, where he could be wearing black and red, and seeing if there was any value in that.”
Meinerding even claimed that Captain America was being considered to be given a costume with the classic army fatigues look. He claims that the studio decided against it.
“The costume took a long time because I think Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios President] was looking for ways of Cap still feeling iconic. He didn’t want him stepping away from the super hero stuff for the whole movie. And if you put him in fatigues at the beginning of the movie, there’s not really a reason for him to get out of them or change costumes at any point in the rest of the film. So we were searching for a while, including versions that were riffs on U.S. Agent and some things that were riffs on Nomad — subtle ones, but still trying to go there to see if there was something interesting to mine, as if he’s almost taken on a different persona.”
Captain America appeared last in Avengers: Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.