Two years after the end of “Avengers”, the directors answer if Captain America traveled to another Marvel reality. And the answer could change everything.
“Avengers: Endgame” ended an entire phase of Marvel and its outcome paved the way for what’s next in that universe. We saw Captain America save the world and the epic culminated with a scene that hinted at the possible relief that his shield would take. Although it only lasted a few lines, that scene where an elderly Chris Evans is seen left as many loose ends as he tied others and unleashed all kinds of theories, especially those that have to do with the possibility of time travel and universes.
After saving the world Steve Rogers did he go to the past and there he stayed until he grew old? Did what we saw happen on the same timeline? Was he in an alternate reality? At the time, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely dismissed the possibility that Captain America found himself in an alternate reality . “For Steve to go back (in time) would not create a new timeline. I reject the theory that “Steve is in an alternate reality,” Markus noted.
The theories were rekindled once Kevin Feige pointed out that phase 4 of the MCU would involve the meeting of different universes. But now, two years after “Avengers: Endgame”, the makers of the film, the Russo brothers, respond explicitly to the possibility that this old Rogers is the consequence of a parallel universe. “Considering everything that happened, he would have been in a branched reality, and then he would have jumped into it. He jumped from one to another and in it he handed over the shield, ”the filmmakers told the Lights Camera Barstool podcast.
During the interview, the filmmakers even revealed for the first time how these parallel universes in which Captain America moved would explain the choice of his replacement. “I don’t know if we’ve discussed it publicly, but Cap would have had to travel to the main timeline. Yes, he would have been in an alternate reality, but he would have had to travel to give the shield to Sam Wilson. “The statements of the Russo brothers acquire a greater dimension if one considers that the head of Marvel, Kevin Feige has made it more than clear that phase 4 of Marvel will be strongly driven precisely by timelines and universes that will meet and will give answers to several questions that have been pending. One of them would be the possible emergence of a new Capitan America in “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” , although Anthony Mackie himself has clarified that it cannot be taken for granted since in that scene of “Avengers: Endgame” he is never responding to Steve Rogers’ offer. Another very clear indication that the Russo, connoisseurs of Marvel’s entrails, are right is that WandaVision has already shown that nothing in Marvel is what we believed until now. We will now have to wait for the arrival of “Doctor Strange 2” , which will explicitly unravel all that skein of colliding universes.