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Ed Brubaker planned Steve Rogers' return

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Marvel SVP Tom Brevoort has claimed that Ed Brubaker always intended to have Steve Rogers return to being Captain America.

Brubaker has written Captain America since 2005, and his storylines have seen Steve Rogers both killed off and resurrected, as well as having his sidekick Bucky Barnes take on the mantle of Captain America himself.

However, coinciding with the release of Marvel Studios' Captain America: The First Avenger, Brubaker will relaunch the series with Steve Rogers as the lead character once again.

"We've been moving towards Captain America #1 for the longest time," Marvel executive Tom Brevoort told Comic Book Resources. "I think it was maybe nine months to a year ago."

Brevoort also dismissed suggestions that Brubaker was forced to have Steve Rogers take on the mantle of Captain America again simply to tie in with the release of the Marvel Studios film.

"We had absolute freedom, he and I, to continue on with Bucky as Cap and Steve being the Super Soldier, and nobody here in publishing and nobody up and down the line at Marvel Studios would have blinked at that," Brevoort explained.

However, Brevoort said that both he and Brubaker felt it made sense to have the original Captain America around at a time when more people than ever before were going to be interested in the character.

"People may forget this, but Ed [Brubaker] signed on to Captain America to write about Steve Rogers," Brevoort added. "And Ed's got a lot of Steve Rogers stories to tell."

Captain America #1 launches in July while the current Captain America series will be rebranded, beginning as Captain America and Bucky.

Watch the trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger below:

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