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Why Everyone is Overreacting About Captain America’s New INFINITY WAR Shield

Everyone who saw the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War should know by now that Captain America is getting a new shield. Black Panther specifically said “get that man a shield!,” and he was serious. Now, thanks to another toy leak, fans have received their first glimpse of Steve Rogers’ latest shield…and they’re freaking out a bit. Well, make that “freaking out a lot.” People are actually acting like this is the permanent Captain America shield from now on. Fortunately, today’s Nerdist News is here to remind everyone why Cap will eventually throw his mighty OG shield again!

Join host and Chitauri life-hacker, Jessica Chobot, as she takes us back to the bygone days of 2016 when Steve Rogers abandoned the Captain America identity at the end of Civil War. It was also the end of his beautiful bromance with Tony Stark over the whole “Bucky killed my parents” thing. We recently learned that the MCU’s Cap has been going into battle without any shield at all, and his new Wakandan shield may actually be an upgrade compared to the original.

Both of Cap’s shields are made from Wakanda’s wondrous super metal, Vibranium, but the new one has the advantage of being designed by Shuri, Black Panther’s sister. You may have heard that she’s possibly smarter than Stark—well, that’s not an exaggeration. Shuri’s the real deal, and we suspect that her new shield may actually retract into the gauntlet on Cap’s arm. That’s potentially very useful, and it may have other tricks as well.

But what about Cap’s classic shield? Well, there was a throwaway line in Spider-Man: Homecoming about Stark creating a new shield for Captain America. There’s really only two reasons for Stark to pursue that: to give Steve a new shield when they eventually reconcile or to pass on the mantle of Cap to someone else. Given the fact that the core Avengers’ Marvel contracts are coming to an end, it’s distinct possibility that we may eventually see a familiar face step up as the new Cap. But we think there will definitely be a chance for Cap to dramatically reclaim his real shield just in time for the final throw down with Thanos. So everybody can chill out! And maybe we’ll even some heroic reconciliation between Cap and Iron Man as well.

What do you think about Cap’s Wakandan shield? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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