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Yet Another ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Robin Rumor

Speculation about whether or not Robin will appear in The Dark Knight Rises has been going on for a long time now. Nolan has made it clear that there is no place for Robin in his Bat-world, which you think would end it all right there. But not us fanboys, no sir. We have to keep looking, keep hoping, keep pining for that little bit extra out of a film. Let’s take a look at some of the other Robin/Nightwing rumors that have shown up over the course of the film’s production.

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Captain America: The Return of Steve Rogers

The "Death" of Captain America

Yes that’s right. After returning from the “dead” everyone’s favorite super soldier, the one and only Steve Rogers will be returning to wear the Captain America suit once more.

After a brief stint as the head of our country’s national security, leading the Secret Avengers and the Captain America: The First Avenger movie coming out this July, the powers that be at Marvel have decided it’s time for the original Cap to take center stage.

This snippet comes us from the AP via Yahoo!:

Marvel Comics said Monday that Steve Rogers, the young man who tried but failed to join the Army during World War II only to take a super-soldier serum that turned him into the agile, strong and daring Captain America, will return to the role in “Captain America” No. 1 in July.

Nearly four years ago, Rogers abandoned the costume, and the job, after he was gunned down on the steps of a courthouse and thought dead. Since then, his former sidekick, Bucky, has been sporting the shield and a sidearm, too.

But with a new film this summer from Marvel Studios — “Captain America: The First Avenger” — it’s unthinkable to have someone else wearing the costume and throwing the shield other than Rogers.

Not that Bucky didn’t do a fine job as Captain America, but it will definitely feel good to see Steve Rogers back in the role he was born for. And with Ed Brubaker continuing to write Cap the whole situation could be nothing but good. Brubaker is notorious for bringing a gritty realism to any comic that he writes whether it be Daredevil, Captain America or my personal favorite Gotham Central (He co-wrote with Greg Rucka). It’s only natural at this point that Rogers returns to being Cap because in July our heroes will also be in crisis due the events of Fear Itself.

I think Steve Rogers will emerge to lead the Marvel Universe through this event and beyond, hopefully with Bucky Barnes still providing support in some aspect.

Hopefully Cap will still be around after Fear Itself...