In Spider-Man: Homecoming while Happy (Jon Favreau) is loading the plane at Avengers Tower he mentions a "prototype of Cap's new shield".

Does that mean Captain America is back with the Avengers and whatever was between Tony and Steve is over?

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    the gym teacher claims Cap is "a war criminal or something", so it's unlikely he's back with the Avengers yet.
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 14:30
  • @KutuluMike I was going to say the same
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 14:33
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    @KutuluMike In AoS the general public (and the government) often think the same thing about SHIELD.
    – OrangeDog
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 15:52
  • @OrangeDog What's AoS ? Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 14:14
  • @LocustHorde Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    – OrangeDog
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 14:15

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We don't know.

The last we saw in the MCU of Captain America was in Captain America: Civil War with Steve Rogers apparently escaping/being broken out of prison [the Raft] and going underground.

It's possible that Cap has continued crime fighting without a shield and Tony is making a new one just in case Steve comes back into the fold.

We don't even know that the "Cap" referred to in Homecoming is Steve Rogers. Captain America is a title...not a person's name...it was conferred upon him and, at least in the comics, it has been held by a number of other people including Sam (Falcon) Wilson.

It's possible (although not likely) that there's another Captain America for whom the new shield is being created.

We probably won't find out until Infinity War in 2018.

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    Captain Marvel might also like having a shield.
    – OrangeDog
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 15:51
  • Captain Marvel could probably make one out of thin air tho Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 16:23
  • @LiquidSame Carol Danvers has that power?
    – OrangeDog
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 12:51
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    It's at the end of Civil War...edited answer to include.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 19:11
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    Strictly speaking, Cap wasn't breaking himself out of prison. Just others.
    – Wildcard
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 2:27

There's not even remotely enough information from this single line of dialogue to ascertain the relationship between Cap and Iron Man. At the end of Civil War we see that Tony at least still cares somewhat for Steve, and he might even be supplying him with new tech. However, since Steve and his gang are now criminals he is probably doing it under the table. IE, being secret about helping them out but publicly denouncing them.

But again, there's just not enough information to go on just from this one line.

  • Yep bang-on, we don't have anywhere close to enough information to reach any conclusions from that one line - heck, it could even have been a prototype that Tony was working on prior to the events of Civil War Commented Dec 4, 2017 at 11:22

In Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) there is a line a teacher in school says to the kids. It's something like:

"Kids listen to Captain America, even though he's a war criminal now or something".

So I'm assuming that they still didn't smooth things out with Cap.


In the final scene of Captain America: Civil War, we see that Captain America has sent Tony a letter, which is ended by saying 'if you need me, I'll be there'. That suggests that if he was needed he would be open to being calling upon. I imagine he'll be back, particularly if they end up battling someone like Thanos.


We simply don't know.


We hear from several sources that Cap is a persona non grata to the general population.

The gym teacher, whilst playing his video, says that he's "pretty sure this guy's a war criminal now".

That said, Stark could be maintaining some ties with his old buddy, and there's enough material in Civil War to indicate they'd gang back up if the going got rough.

Also, take into account what Paulie said: There have been many holders of the Title Captain America, and it could've also been for Captain Marvel, who we know will be the tittle character of one of MCU's upcoming movies.

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