Avengers: Endgame is done and dusted and now we’d be looking upon a new phase of stories right after Spider-Man: Far From Home ends things for good. The next book in the MCU is going to be very different and much elaborate than the one we’ve already read (seen). Things will now also be based upon connected TV shows and not just the films that we go to watch in the theatres. We’ve said goodbye to the likes of Iron Man and Captain America, but there are still much more stories to tell.
But if you come to think about it, have we really said goodbye to both of those pillars of the MCU for good? Tony Stark obviously died, but Cap’s ending was huge and fully based upon assumptions. What he did while returning the Infinity Stones could actually inspire a whole movie. Perhaps there might be an OG Captain America story still left to tell even though Steve has passed on the torch to Sam Wilson.
Joe Russo told something to EW.com which does hint at a future Captain America movie. He said:
“If Cap were to go back into the past and live there, he would create a branched reality. The question then becomes, how is he back in this reality to give the shield away? Interesting question, right? Maybe there’s a story there. There’s a lot of layers built into this movie and we spent three years thinking through it, so it’s fun to talk about it and hopefully fill in holes for people so they understand what we’re thinking. Especially when he says goodbye, he says, ‘I’ll miss you.’ Clearly, he knows something. Sam doesn’t know something.”
Even though we’ve been told multiple times that Chris Evans’ contract is done. He has moved on emotionally and will not be returning, we still cling to a hope that he may have one more cameo left to do, if not an entire movie. Sebastian Stan recently answered the questions of fans for 30 minutes straight at a comic convention. He was asked whether Steve could return, and here’s what he said,
“You see when we were filming the movie, I didn’t know I was going to be apparently filming it for the last time with them. I think it’s difficult to…I don’t know if it’s goodbye to Steve yet. I don’t know, you know? I wonder about that.”
Perhaps we could see Old Steve return in the upcoming Falcon & Winter Soldier series for Disney+. Old Steve did return to the current MCU timeline so, he could still be around. Perhaps we’d get to see a proper funeral for him when he dies as well. Who knows what’s going to happen.
We don’t know what we could expect from Falcon & Winter Soldier story wise. What we do know is that it’s going to be a whole lot of fun mixed with total bad-assery. The two heroes involved do share a fun buddy cop chemistry and we only saw a glimpse of it back in Civil War. Sebastian Stan did say that there’s more of that coming our way:
“I think it’s time for Bucky to go out there and have an identity outside of the circumstances that we’ve met him through. So, I don’t know, he might do all kinds of things. He might even go on a date. I don’t know. Scary world out there, you know? Apps, things like that. I don’t know what he’s gonna do. I can’t see him on an iPhone…I think it’s gonna be a lot of dealing with Anthony’s character and Anthony himself which is always another character.
I have a blast working with Anthony. It’s very funny half the time. It’s just gonna be a lot of that move your seat up thing, I’m gonna tell him that if we’re gonna be in the car, I’m gonna be in the passenger’s seat and he’s gonna be in the back, or I should be in the driver’s seat.”
Falcon & Winter Soldier will begin filming in October and it will hit Disney+ sometime next year.