Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame!
Unlike some of the other heroes in Avengers: Endgame Captain America gets a happy ending by choosing to “get a life” in the film’s conclusion. However, he also makes a decision regarding the new Captain America that raised new questions. Co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo, cleared the air a bit when they appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. They also explained why Falcon/Sam Wilson was chosen to be the new Cap over the Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes.
“It made sense that it was Sam,” said Joe Russo. “I don’t think that there were significant debates at all. Bucky is portrayed in the films as very damaged, and not necessarily the guy that you would want to trust with another weapon because he can always be corrupted. And Sam, if anyone matches Cap’s integrity over the course of the last few films, it’s Sam… He just seemed like the logical choice in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We don’t have all of the context that the comics have, we can only bring completion to the stories that we’ve been telling and that seemed to make the most sense.”
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However, this far from the end for the Winter Soldier. Bucky and Sam will continue their adventures together a forthcoming Disney+ series which is currently called Falcon and the Winter Soldier. There’s no word on where it’ll take place just yet, but it should follow the events from Endgame. The show is likely to premiere in 2020.
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