After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers hands Tony Stark his shield. There have been many rumours that this will lead to Rogers giving up the Captain America title. Now, a new source, who has listened to the audio commentary on the Civil War Blu-ray, claims that Chris Evans will become Nomad instead.
Joe: I cannot wait to put Chris Evans in the Nomad outfit.
McFeely: He just got back from his fitting, right?
Markus: Yeah, you cut it all the way down to the bellybutton.
Joe: Yeah. No, it went past the navel.
Markus: Just a hint of things to come down there.
Joe: There is a lot of character in that chest of Chris’s.
The original Nomad is an alternate identity which Steve Rogers adopts after he abandons the Captain America costume and title.
In Captain America #180 (December 1974) Rogers becomes disillusioned with the U.S. government when he discovers that a high-ranking government official (heavily hinted to be the then President of the United States Richard Nixon) is the leader of the terrorist organization known as the Secret Empire.
Rogers then decides to abandon his Captain America identity, feeling that he cannot continue to serve America after this latest discovery has shattered his faith in the nation’s status. However, a confrontation with Hawkeye (disguised as the Golden Archer) forces Rogers to realize that he cannot abandon a life of heroism, and he subsequently takes on the name “Nomad” (as it means “man without a country”) adopting a new dark blue and yellow uniform with no patriotic markings on it at all.
This identity is short-lived, with Rogers maintaining it for a mere four issues of the comic to varying degrees of success; he even trips over his own cape at one point. At the conclusion of Captain America #184 (April 1975) Rogers returns to the role of Captain America when he realizes that he could champion America’s ideals without blindly supporting its government.