Arizona's Ace Comic-Con extravaganza this weekend was jam packed with A-list stars from the comic book fraternity, with a series of Avengers: Infinity War players on hand to meet the press and public at large. Two of these figures would be Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan from Captain America, out and about signing memorabilia and merchandise before sitting down with the media.
Yet there would be one shield signing in particular that took the notice of Marvel fandom at large, with Evans writing both "Cap" and "Nomad" adjacent to the star as Stan pointed to the quip to say "I'm with Nomad." Perhaps having a little fun and an in-joke with the recipient, this could speak to a fan theory about Steve Rogers who would adopt the Nomad persona for a short series of comics after becoming disillusioned with the government - a narrative that has played itself out across Captain America: Civil War.
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Marking 10 years since the MCU franchise came to be with 2008's inaugural title Iron Man, Evans argued that there was added significance on the set of Infinity War given the history of the individual features culminating with this special event. Speaking with ComicBook.com, the action star believes that the Marvel world has developed an inner sanctum which has become almost something of an exclusive club.
"That was the best part of this movie, is that you really kind of, it really was for the first time for me feeling like... the first few movies it's almost like it's happening to somebody else," he outlined. "You kind of feel like you're watching it happen, but you're not actually a part of it. This was kind of the first movie where you actually felt like you had a seat at the table and you belonged and it was so nice to have all these other franchises that you've watched and admired come to a set where you're like oh man, I belong here, and all these great people are part of a movie that we're all doing together, and it was just wonderful because all of those franchises, well, let's be honest. Marvel doesn't miss. They haven't missed yet. They're batting a thousand... I don't know how they do that. They don't miss."
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Co-star Anthony Mackie was equally enthralled with the mega shoot, explaining just how enormous the scope of the fight scenes will be. However, the meeting was not without fear for safety as Mackie admitted that youngster Tom Holland seemed out of his weight division next to one Guardians of the Galaxy brute.
"There was one day we were on set and were doing this scene that's in the trailer where we're all running to battle, you know, all of us are on set and it's like forty superheroes," he told Cinemablend. "I look to my right and I see Tom Holland and Dave Batista. I see them in the corner and Tom is literally the size of Dave's leg, I don't know what they're talking about but Batista jumps up and does a kick-punch move and I was like 'Yo, you're about to kill him!'"