Amidst all the speculations after the trailer, we now have a new Avengers: Endgame theory which could very well make the case for all the big guns from the original Avengers, or particularly, the big 4 among the 6. Captain America, the leader of the Avengers is the most likely character that bites the dust in Avengers: Endgame, and it would be awesome if the film actually ends the story arc foreshadowing the ending of the first solo movie of Cap, i.e. Captain America: The First Avenger.
A new theory on Reddit given by a redditor whose name I’d rather not wanna write has given us an awesome thought relating to how the story arcs for the four big guns of the MCU would probably end. It is no mystery that the 4 mentioned above could be the likely ones that end up retiring from the MCU or taking a short break for a while. This theory relates the ending of story arcs of these 4 characters with their first solo films, but for now, let’s focus upon how he believes that Captain America’s arc would end. Here’s what the theory predicts for Captain America:
“I believe we got hints of his very ending. Just like in Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve’s going to fly a weird ship (the “do you think this will work” moment in trailer) to his doom while looking at the picture of Peggy, but this time, dying for real.”
So yea this could be an appropriate ending for Steve as he flies into the abyss, sacrificing himself for the greater good. Although the moment shown in the trailer might not be the way that Captain America dies. While this ending does look pretty sorrowful, it would be kind of redundant, not because something similar already happened in the first Captain America film, but because it could end up being directly identical to the way Batman’s story arc ended in The Dark Knight Rises. The last thing that Marvel would want is copying DC, and finally giving DC fanboys something to complain about.
Still, however things may go down at the end, we know that Captain America is the biggest name in the list of “potentially going to die” characters. The theory mentioned above could also be followed by the dream dance sequence of Cap and Peggy that people have been predicting these days.
Nevertheless, we’d surely want Captain America to be around for at least one more project post Avengers 4 since the Russos confirmed that Chris Evans may not be done with the character just yet.
The Russos have been known to straight up lying on our faces, so we don’t know whether they were telling the truth or not. Earlier this year, Chris Evans bid a heart-warming farewell to the character when he ended the shoot for Avengers 4. But his tweet was mistaken as a confirmation for Captain America dying in Avengers: Endgame. So here’s what Chris Evans had to say to clarify that:
“I should clarify that I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in someway a spoiler. I should clarify that regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would have tweeted the exact same thing. That last day of filming was a very emotional day and it was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry. You feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I’d feel. And I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude. I know it had a ripple effect but I am neither confirming or denying anything.”
We’d like to see Cap be around during the passing of the mantle, especially when you know that Red Skull can have a future in the MCU, and the likes of Winter Soldier, Falcon, Sharon Carter, and Baron Zemo also exist in the MCU. But it may not match up with how Avengers: Endgame has planned an ending for Captain America since the contract of Evans has been exhausted.
Let’s see what the future holds for the character. No matter what’s going to happen with Captain America, we know that Avengers: Endgame is going to end with a bombasting bang and Chris Evans has assured us of that. He said:
“There’s just nothing that I can say but there’s so much good stuff…there’s so many good things. I mean, I guess all I can say is if Marvel has proven anything it’s just that they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re doing. I don’t think they’ve missed a beat. Their worse mistakes are other studios’ like biggest blessings you know what I mean? Like, they don’t miss, they don’t miss, and they have not missed with this one and it really is just an incredible culmination of this unbelievable tapestry of…I mean, how many individual series is it? Is it like, what six, seven individual parts coming together.”
Avengers: Endgame comes out on April 26.