It’s been over two years since Avengers: Endgame hit the theaters to conclude MCU’s epic Infinity Saga, and needless to say, we are still not over Tony Stark’s ultimate sacrifice to save the universe. But apart from Robert Downey Jr.’s irreplaceable performance as Iron Man, Endgame also marked the end of Chris Evans’ unparalleled portrayal of the world’s greatest soldier: Captain America. From being just a juiced-up war veteran with a vibranium frisbee to becoming the de-facto leader of the Avengers, Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers was the talismanic leader who led humanity’s last stand against the Mad Titan with nothing but sheer indomitable will. A definite fan-favorite, Chris Evans left the fans in tears when he announced that he won’t be returning as Captain America after having played the role for nearly a decade. While it’s still being speculated if Evans will ever return as Steve Rogers in the near future, fans all across the world surely want the actor to suit up once again for a mini-series where Captain America returns all the Infinity Stones to their original timelines to prevent rogue timelines from creating more havoc in the future. As shown in Endgame, Captain America did return all the Infinity Stones, and even settled down with his love, Agent Peggy Carter, and lived a long, happy life only to return as a wise, old man in the end. Though it is yet to be seen if Marvel Studios will ever flesh out this concept in the future, here are some realistic fan art pictures that will make you want the series to happen even more.
1. Captain America Returns The Time Stone
Though each Infinity Stone is powerful in its own right, the Time Stone is truly a fascinating yet terrifying power to wield. First used by the Ancient One, it was passed down to Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme. The Time Stone enables the user to reverse time itself and also look into the future, which can make the user essentially invincible if used wisely. To return the Time Stone to its original timeline, Captain America wouldn’t really face many difficulties in explaining the technicalities to the Ancient One. Nonetheless, the scene would be a sight to behold as the two charismatic leaders share the screen for the first time. Also, the scene would reunite Tilda Swinton and Chris Evans, who previously appeared in Snowpiercer.
2. Captain America Returns The Mind Stone
Returning the Mind Stone is a tricky business for a myriad of reasons. Firstly, Captain America will have to travel back to 2012 to put the Mind Stone back in Loki’s scepter. To make the time heist even more interesting, he can also return back to The Winter Soldier timeline from whence he stole the Mind Stone in the first place with wits and strength. From impersonating as a covert HYDRA agent to fighting his own past self, the scene was absolute fire. It would be mind-boggling to see Captain America arriving exactly at the scene when his pre-Endgame battle self defeated Captain America from 2014 to steal the Mind Stone. Not to mention, it never gets old to see Steve Rogers admiring America’s Ass.
3. Captain America Returns The Power Stone
Remember the iconic opening sequence from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 where Peter Quill gleefully kicked a few tiny raptors while blasting Come and Get Your Love by Redbone? Now imagine Steve Rogers in the same scenario, albeit with a slightly serious soundtrack. However, putting back the Power Stone inside the protective energy ring is easier said than done as Steve can potentially burn his hands if he acts recklessly. Also, delaying the action will make him face Korath, and even, Peter Quill himself.
4. Captain America Returns The Reality Stone
As a worthy mortal to wield the mighty Mjolnir, it is only fitting that Steve Rogers visits Asgard in his time heist. Visiting Asgard will be a series of revelations for the God of Thunder. From witnessing Rogers effortlessly lifting Mjolnir to knowing about the dark future that lies ahead of him, we can only imagine Thor’s agony. Or, Captain America might keep the affair hushed to prevent Thor from acting recklessly and alter the timeline.
5. Captain America Returns The Soul Stone
The trickiest Infinity Stone to return, Captain America will have to visit Vormir by probably using the Space Stone to travel deep into the very center of the Celestial existence of the universe. This scene is undoubtedly going to be the most interesting among all as Steve will once again encounter his arch-nemesis, the Red Skull. Now a wraith who guides others to a treasure he cannot possess, it is highly unlikely that Red Skull would have forgotten Steve. Whether the two will engage in a fight or simply put their past differences aside, the scene will be absolute fire!
6. Captain America Returns The Space Stone
To return the Space Stone, Steve Rogers will have to travel all the way back to 1970. This will again be a tricky timeline to navigate as Steve Rogers was quite popular in the ’70s due to his sacrifice in the Second World War. From making himself invisible from prying eyes to hiding from the likes of Peggy Carter and Howard Stark, Steve surely has a long road ahead of him before securely placing the Space Stone in its original location.
Though time will only tell if Marvel Studios ever decide to make this a reality, we surely can’t wait for Chris Evans to return for one last time for this epic time heist in the near future. In the meanwhile, it’s only a few weeks before we get the God of Mischief back in his own time-travelling woes in the upcoming Loki.