Avengers: Endgame may have been a movie loved by the masses and adored by its fans but the ending left a lot people with unanswered questions. For context, Captain America travels back in time to re-unite with Peggy Carter which, under the writer’s own rules, should have created a new timeline.
To the confusion of many, the writers and directors made conflicting statements on what happened to Steve. The writers claimed that he is the ‘mystery husband’ whilst the directors claimed that Steve did indeed create a new reality.
The Russo brothers, when speaking with FOX 5 DC, wanted to clear the air on just what happened to America’s very own spandex-wearing patriot after he leapt back in time.
“The way that it would work is that when Captain America goes back, he would create a branch reality,” Joe Russo claimed. “Now he would exist in that branch reality with a second Captain America who was frozen in ice.”Joe Russo
Anthony Russo then added,
“Peggy understood that he was dead at that point in the storytelling because Cap went back to a point in time where nobody knew he was still alive, frozen in ice.”Anthony Russo
Their version of events still leaves the matter of how exactly Captain America returned to his own timeline to hand Sam Wilson the shield.
“Now what’s also a story for another time is, of course, if he created a branch reality, he would then have to use a Pym Particle to come back to this reality to hand that shield off.”Joe Russo
Chris Evans, the actor behind Captain America, also commented on Marvel Studios’ future plans for his character.
You know, I’m not sure I can give you those answers. That’s weak asChris Evans
shit,but ask the writers. Look, I understand there’s a lot of things you can question about the time continuity but if there’s one thing I’ve learned about working with Marvel, they don’t leave stones unturned. They really don’t.”
The door is definitely open for Chris Evans to return as Steve Rogers, whether as a mentor to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson or as a hero in his brand new timeline. However, it’s safer to not expect a return anytime soon.