Chris Evans as Steve Rogers aka Captain America is a boon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The guy was born to play the role. There is no one like him. But all good things eventually come to an end. Captain America is a face that will stick permanently as Chris Evans to the viewers and hence, he is absolutely irreplaceable. But the Studio needs to start looking beyond.
Chris Evan’s contract will be coming to an end. The mantle of Captain America will be up for a new face soon. Rumours suggested that Sam Wilson aka the Falcon or Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier might be being prepped up to play the part.
But both the actors show no signs of letting go of their own superhero identities, with both the characters being geared up for their own TV series featuring the duo. That means the Captain America pedestal will remain unmanned. Could it be a bad thing? Not necessarily.
If Marvel plays its cards right, they might already have someone to take over Cap’s role as the leader of the Earth’s mightiest heroes. Presenting – Will Venom take Captain America’s place as the Avengers’ leader after Cap’s death??
There is a long list of reasons as to why Venom would be perfect for the role of taking over the leadership position for the Avengers. But before we dive into the specifics, we need to give you a small briefing as to how we reached on to this conclusion. Steve Rogers was a super soldier. He was a man of the army by heart and mind and he carried that into the battlefield.
In the 1940’s to the 1980’s, maybe that was a good thing. But the new age does not need a soldier. It needs a warrior that is well versed in the ways of the new world. This is where Eddie Brock comes in. He is a journalist, knows his way around and is ethically grey – all three things are absolutely necessary for someone to help the Avengers regain back their place in the world. If the Avengers still want to become the harbingers of peace and harmony, Venom is the man that can help them do that in the present times.
Steve Rogers will bite the dust in Avengers 4
The heartfelt post by Chris Evans detailing his journey as Captain America of the Marvel Cinematic Universe left many of us gasping for breath. The guy sure does know how to write an ode to himself. There were rumours floating around that Captain America might die in Infinity War.
The Russo brothers did us a curveball and showed that Cap actually survives the ordeal. All the founding members of the Avengers survive the Snap. But rest assured for his time is coming. Captain America’s death is not been swept under the floor. It has just been postponed to a later time where it would serve an even greater purpose.
His post regarding him leaving the mantle of the Super Soldier and the various cryptic comments by top shot callers of Marvel Studios involved in the upcoming Avengers 4 project all point to this simple fact – Cap will leave us for good in the Avengers 4. All we can do is brace for the impact.
Venom and Captain America – Two sides of the same coin
Let us give you some details. Captain America is Captain America not because of the Super Soldier Serum running through his brains. Trust us, if Steve Rogers did not have the peak human physique with rock hard abs and musculature and was asked to fight Thanos one on one in infinity War, he still would.
That is just what who he is. In more ways than one Captain America is a superhero not because of his powers but because of his ideals and his sense of righteousness. That is his true superpower.
Eddie Brock is not cut from the same cloth as Rogers. He is ready to cut corners if that is what gets him results. He will kill people and use violence as a first resort as he believes in the motto of the ‘ends justify the means’.
The Venom symbiote has amplified that Machiavellian quality of his like the Super Soldier Serum has only magnified the righteous ideals of Captain America. And that is what makes them so similar.
Eddie Brock, in the Venom movie, has been portrayed as a guy who will cut corners and do things the wrong way but only to what is right. He was willing to sacrifice his job, his marriage and his entire life just so he could confront a man who he knew was a bad guy.
He was also an investigative journalist and the star of the popular show called “The Brock Report” where he highlighted the hardships of people who did not have a voice of their own in this world. Sure Venom was a guy who ate people for a living but with Eddie Brock in its core, he was much more.
He was a twisted character with a strong sense of justice and the knack to sense good in people. He helped people whenever however and wherever he could. If that does not scream Captain America to you, I do not know what will.
Symbiote Super Soldiers are already a thing in Marvel Comics
Believe it or not, Nick Fry has already tried several times to replicate the super soldier serum. Hell, a lot of the other superheroes like the Hulk, Black Widow, and the Winter Soldier were all products of programs intended to create a super soldier serum from scratch and use it to create heroes like Captain America.
Nick Fury has been involved in many projects regarding the same. One time, he decided to invest his time and resources to create a super soldier using symbiotes. You heard us. Symbiotes were used by Shield to create super soldiers in the past. And they even succeeded at that!!
Back in the Vietnam War, the United States army stumbled upon the carcass of a frozen symbiote Dragon God. They decided to play God themselves. A Group of soldiers was handpicked by the USA to be test subjects in order to create the perfect soldier.
Eddie Brock realizes that truth about symbiote heroes existing since the days of the Vietnam War after the lone survivor of those grotesque experiments comes to him to reveal the truth. Shield has been involved in several shadowy projects but this certainly is the one that takes the cake.
The examples don’t end here. Flash Thompson’s Agent Venom is also a by-product of Shield dabbling with Symbiote technology to create another superhero.
Venom – Symbiote Super Soldier
In a comic series titled Web of Venom: Ve’Nam, we learn that the group of scientists tasked with creating symbiote soldiers would themselves succumb to the symbiote test subjects. All but the group leader would survive the aftermath. The project would then be stopped by Nick Fury who would mothball it to be reopened in future only when they have the right technology and subjects to test the symbiotes on.
Eddie Brock is a viable test subject. Finding a compatible host for Venom is not a matter of science but luck. They failed before, but Eddie Brock succeeded where Shield faltered. He is now the perfect symphony of man and symbiote. And it is the 21st Century now, so we are pretty sure Shield technology has become advanced enough to cope up with the requirements.
If Venom does come into the MCU, it would not be as a connecting dot of Spider-Man but through Nick Fury. And it would all logically make sense if the above theory is taken into consideration by Marvel Studios. Let us hope the guys at Marvel Studios are reading this.
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 artefacts 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.