Avengers: Endgame will bring about the end of the original team of 6 that started it all. This is the last time that we’re gonna see them together, as some, if not all of them are permanently done after the film. Talking about the permanent retirements, Captain America is surely the first name that comes to everyone’s mind. Since no one from Marvel has admitted anything regarding his death, it isn’t confirmed, but the writing has been on the wall for it to happen since Avengers: Infinity War.
After Endgame, Captain America will be done with the MCU for good. We may not even see a new version of the hero as Marvel could put it to rest with Captain Marvel in play. Chris Evans has said it time and time again that he will not be returning after Endgame. The fans have been worried since there’s probably a couple more things that Cap could actually do even after Endgame, but Marvel has decided to put it to rest.
With the Red Skull being back, we could actually see him take on Captain America once again in another movie, but Chris Evans is not going to return so who’s to say that this won’t happen in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame itself. In a press conference that took place just recently, Evans almost revealed a spoiler about Cap, but before being cut off by Joe Russo, he did promise that Captain America’s story arc in the MCU is now complete after this.
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“It’s the completion of the arc, that’s safe to say, right?. This movie does provide kind of an ending to a lot of – [This is where Joe Russo pushes the Buzzer]. There is a 22-film tapestry, you know,” Evans eventually continues. “He’s been through so much.”
So there you have it. This doesn’t confirm anything, but it does give us the hint that Cap will, in fact, bite the dust, and because he says that Cap’s story arc is going to be complete, we could also imagine that he will come face to face with the Red Skull again.
Schmidt was brought back in Infinity War for a reason, and that reason wasn’t just to surprise us. There has to be a pay-off of some sorts. Cap could be really baffled seeing the Red Skull’s return and the expression upon his face would be priceless.
Along with that, we could also see some kind of a pay-off to Cap and Peggy’s story arc. After all, the Age of Ultron dream sequence also has a meaning, and the trailers have probably been teasing exactly that. Chris Evans said a heartfelt goodbye on his last day of Avengers: Endgame reshoots. He also gave us the reason to why this is the right time for Captain America to retire saying:
“You want to get off the train before they push you off. I used to have thoughts of wanting to climb to the top of something, or wanting to be somebody. But when you get the thing that you think you want and then you wake up and realize that you still have pockets of sadness, and that your struggle will reinvent itself, you stop chasing after those things and it is liberating, because you realize that right here, right now, is exactly all I need.”
“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.