Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame together formed a very elaborate story for the MCU, and we can only imagine that the writers and the directors would have worked on a lot of different elements before confirming the direction they wanted to take for all the different characters that are a part of the story. Iron Man was always destined to die in the way that he did, while the creatives actually surprised us all by giving Steve Rogers aka Captain America the life he never got.
Cap had the chance to go back to his love, and he grabbed that chance with both hands and did not let it go. He went back to his former flame, but it is fair to ask about the Captain America romance story that the writers and directors decided to drop midway. The Winter Soldier and Civil War were building up to Steve Rogers finding his new love in the name of Sharon Carter. Civil War did get them close, but then Infinity War happened 2 years later, and we didn’t get to hear about it. By the time we reached Endgame, all of it became about Peggy Carter.
But as it turns out, there was a Sharon Carter story that we might have got. In the early drafts of the script, Steve would have ended up with Sharon Carter instead of Peggy. Co-writer Stephen McFeely said:
“We had first drafts where Steve was living with Sharon Carter and it wasn’t going very well. And those are the moments when Kevin comes in and goes ‘what the hell are you doing?’”
If this were to be the case then Sharon would have probably been on the run with Steve after the Civil War and they would have been living together. One can argue that it would have been great to see Sharon back, but she just isn’t that big of a character who could replace her aunt in that special spot. Peggy Carter has and always will be special for Steve, and it’s gonna stay the same for us.
The ending that we actually got was special and here’s what the writers of the movie had to say about Captain America’s ending:
“Christopher Markus – [Steve’s] over 100 years old. He has fought World War II and Civil War and Infinity War. He’s been through three wars. And he has come to a place, I think, where he’s realizing … he needs to take a little time and be a little healthier. I think when he … in a way I think when he encounters his old self back in Avengers Tower, there is a processing going on in his head that well, that’s a really intense and maybe not 100% healthy guy. So I think it is time.
Stephen McFeely – We figured out pretty early that … Tony and Steve were sort of on crisscrossing arcs. That Tony movie by movie was becoming … was having a more a macro view, becoming more selfless. And Steve was becoming a bit more self-interested. Civil War is a good example of that. So, we had put up on the wall at one point, Tony becomes a complete person when he loses his life and Steve becomes a complete person when he gets one. We drove toward that.”
But those who wanted more from Sharon Carter can be happy because she will be making her return in the upcoming Disney+ series Falcon & Winter Soldier. Hopefully, Agent 13 might be explored properly in the show.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Ava Russo and Brie Larson.