Captain America, Chris Evans
Actor Chris Evans, who plays "Captain America", poses for photographers at a media event ahead of the release of "Captain America: Civil War", in London, Britain April 25, 2016. Reuters/Peter Nicholls

It’s confirmed: Chris Evan’s Steve Rogers is no longer putting on the iconic suit of Captain America for “Avengers: Infinity War.” However, fans of the actor will be pleased to know that Evans will still have a vital role in the franchise.

'Avengers: Infinity War' spoilers ahead

In “Captain America: Civil War,” audiences saw Evan’s Captain America put down his shield, and the Avengers split down the middle. The end credits did little to appease the growing panic in audiences, and they were left questioning whether or not Steve Rogers would return as Cap.

Huffington Post, in an interview with director duo Joe and Anthony Russo, has learned the answer: No.

“I think him dropping that shield is him letting go of that identity,” said Joe. “[It’s] him admitting that certainly the identity of Captain America was in conflict with the very personal choice that he was making.”

But as writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely confirm, Evans will be back as Rogers. Admitting that the Avengers will need him, Markus said that “He could be very helpful” in defeating the “big purple guy.”

That big guy is Thanos, who is rearing to cause all sorts of trouble in “Avengers: Infinity War” and the following untitled Avengers film, which are set to release in May 2018 and May 2019 respectively.

Meanwhile, Bustle adds that a deleted clip, called “Get Me One Of Those,” foreshadows what could be a very interesting plot.

The scene occurs in the battle between Team Cap and Team Iron Man at Leipzig Airport. It shows War Machine pursuing the First Avenger, who loses his shield because of the onslaught of missiles. The Winter Soldier then grabs the vibranium shield with his metal arm and throws the same against War Machine, thereby knocking him down. “Nice save,” Rogers says. “I gotta get me one of those,” Bucky responds.

This might signify one particular storyline in the comic -- the death of Captain America in the hands of Crossbones and Sharon Carter. During his search for revenge, Bucky finds out that Rogers had two final requests: that Tony Stark heal his mind, and that another will bear the mantle of Captain America. To respect his friend’s last wishes, Bucky becomes Cap himself.