I think it’s not a surprise that there are already rumors of a death of an important character in Captain America: Civil War. And why it doesn’t really matter. Spoilers, obviously.
Ever since they start filming Captain America: Civil War, rumors spread that SPOILER! Steve Rogers (a.k.a. Captain America, played by Chris Evans) will die in the movie. Apparently Crossbones (Frank Grillo) kills him.
This is from an excerpt of Geek.com’s article:
“Although at least one cut exists where Steve Rogers disappears with his Avengers to fight another day, sources close to the production confirm that (as of now) when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters, Crossbones will kill Steve Rogers by the end of the movie.”
Or, in other words:
‘Captain America: Civil War’ May Well Directly Adapt the Comic-Book Civil War’s Ending.
So if we take the comics on account, Crossbones never killed Cap’n but a brainwashed Sharon Carter. And that Cap’n was never dead but only stuck n between time (yeah, I know) and will rejoin his friends less than two years later. Meanwhile, Bucky Barnes will take up Captain America’s mantle.
“Marvel has the power to alter course as their films weave in and out of production, but according to our sources, the current plan is to keep Steve Rogers out of the first Infinity War entirely, letting characters like the Bucky Captain America and Spider-Man take the lead. Rogers would return, as you’d expect, for the grand climax.”
Sounds legit to me!