What Did Captain America do in The Past in Avengers Endgame:
The Captain America ending was such a major complexity that people still don’t stop talking about it. Just thinking about the ending fries your brain because the directors have revealed a different outcome of it while the writers have interpreted something different. We were led to assume that Captain America went back in time, clipped all the branched realities by returning the stones and then lived a happy life being retired.
Now, the directors have stayed adamant telling us that by living with Peggy, Captain America created an alternate timeline. Then he used the Pym particles to return to the original MCU timeline to pass on his mantle to Falcon. But the writers have confirmed the theory that old man Captain America was present during Peggy’s funeral, and the MCU always had 2 Captain America’s since Steve stayed with Peggy in the same original timeline.
But if the creatives are giving us different opinions then who should we believe? The way the writers always intended Captain America’s ending was for him to be the real husband of Peggy Carter. But since the rules of time travel were changed in the final planning stage, their theory of Cap being in the original timeline becomes a plot hole. Still, if we were to believe the writers, then these are the two questions that come up no-matter what:
- How is it that no one recognizes Steve Rogers when he lived through so many years as Peggy’s husband?
- Knowing Cap, he just cannot stay away from fighting the good fight. How could he live out that domestic life knowing all the terrible threats out there, knowing that his best friend would kill so many people for Hydra? Captain America would definitely intervene.
According to the writers, Captain America won’t intervene. Screen Rant reveals that writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have said that it would all work out quite nicely. Captain America wouldn’t do a god damn thing to change the history! Markus says:
“Stephen [McFeely] and I are just so taken with the idea that Steve went back and somehow, therefore, has always been back. And he got to live his life. Because you get Captain America loyalists who say that if Cap goes back in time, he is honor-bound to fix everything he knows is going to happen. So he has to go save Bucky, he has to prevent the Kennedy assassination… he’s a very busy man. But that’s not why we sent him back. We sent him back so that he could become a whole person, and finally come home from the war. We didn’t want him to go back and just keep adventuring, we wanted him to rest. And the only way we could come to that solution is if there are two Caps. Which I’m okay with.”
Captain America finally returns home from war. He is at peace as he meets the love of his life. Steve just can’t stay away from fighting for what’s right. But he most definitely wouldn’t intervene because he knows what happens in the future. He knows that changing things would create a bunch of nasty alternate realities. Furthermore, his younger self won’t end up meeting Peggy when he goes back in time after the Endgame battle. So, Steve makes peace with whatever tragedies that happen, and he remains behind the scenes so that nobody notices him. He wouldn’t fix everything that went wrong in the world because if he does that, his cyclic life wouldn’t continue to take place.
It’s time to let go and look forward to Phase 4. Here’s what the Phase 4 slate looks like – Black Widow releases on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. We bet that Harrington will play Moon Knight! Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.