Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame!
While Avengers: Endgame gave Captain America a happy ending, it did raise some unanswered questions about the past. Anthony and Joe Russo, the film’s directors, suggested that Steve Rogers’ decision to stay with Peggy Carter in the past created an alternate timeline. However, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have publicly disagreed with the Russos. Their stance is that Steve lived out his life in the MCU.
During an interview with the The Los Angeles Times, Markus was asked about a fan theory that placed the older Steve at Peggy’s funeral in Captain America: Civil War. Markus appeared to like the idea, but he didn’t commit to it.
“I would very much like that,” said Markus. However, “there is no set explanation for Cap’s time travel.”
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“I mean, we’ve had public disagreements with [directors Anthony and Joe Russo] about what it necessarily means,” added Markus. “But I love the idea of there being two Steve Rogers in the timeline. One who lived a long life with Peggy and is in the background of that funeral scene watching his young self carry his wife’s coffin up. Not just for the time travel mumbo jumbo of it, but for the just weird, personal pain and satisfaction that would be happening between two Steve Rogers there. I kind of love it.”
What do you think about the “old” and “young” Captain America sharing the same timeline? Would that be too complicated to deal with? Let us know in the comment section below!
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