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Avengers: Endgame Writer Addresses A Serious Captain America Time Travel Plot Hole

"That's not why we sent him back."

At the end of Avengers: Endgame, we find out that Captain America has gone back in time to live out his days with the love of his life, Peggy Carter.

However, that happy ending has created a lot of confusion for people when it comes to the whole time travel part of it – even the film’s writers and directors can’t really agree on how it all works.

Anthony and Joe Russo, co-directors of the film, believe that when Steve Rogers went back in time he’s living in a similar but different timeline. The film’s writers, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, however, believe Cap was always Peggy’s husband and there were two Steve’s living at the same time.

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But one thing that fans are questioning now, is if Steve went back in time, how did he leave history as is and not change a few things?

If Steve lived through the MCU twice, the second time as an observer, how did he not, for example, stop his best friend Bucky Barnes from being tortured and used as a weapon for Hydra. It also means he allowed Bucky to kill people like Howard and Maria Stark.

He allowed every horrible thing he already knew happened to happen again and didn’t try to change it.

Many fans find it difficult to believe Steve would be able to resist helping, because it’s just in his character to do so.

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Well, we now have an answer.

According to ScreenRant, Christopher Markus revealed during a panel at SDCC 2019, that Cap was retired and the idea that he would want to change everything he knew was going to happen isn’t what they wanted for him.

“Stephen 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 honour-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.”

Also, Steve was told by Bruce Banner that he could not change the past when they first went back in time. So, it’s likely he lived his life without the burden of having to change history.

Plus, everything did work out in the end, and while some tragedies did occur, they were necessary sacrifices.

David Harbour's Black Widow Character Might Be Way More Important Than We First Thought

Um, what?!

David Harbour’s Red Guardian in the Black Widow movie might be a much more important character than we thought.

Red Guardian AKA Cosmonaut Alexi Shostakov is essentially the USSR’s answer to Captain America and will play a large role in Black Widow.

But, what we didn’t realise, was the fact that in the comics he and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) were MARRIED! We also recently learned Natasha and Bucky Barnes AKA the Winter Soldier had a relationship at one point in the comics after he trained her at the Red Room.

ScreenRant reports in Black Widow: Deadly Origin, Red Guardian is revealed to be Natasha’s ex-husband. Shostakov met Natasha while she was deep undercover and she thought marrying a real Soviet hero could be her chance to escape the Red Room.

However, the Red Room then forced Alexi to fake his own death to take part in their own super-soldier program to transform him into Red Guardian. They also told him the truth about Natasha including the fact she couldn’t have children and Alexi let her believe he was dead.

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When Natasha was told of Alexi’s death in a rocket explosion, she gave up on any chance of living a normal life.

In the comics, Natasha was chosen by Stalin himself and trained during the Cold War. She was also injected with a formula that prevented ageing.

However, in the MCU’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier it was revealed Black Widow was born in 1984. In the MCU, Natasha betrayed the Red Room at age 14 and joined S.H.I.E.L.D in 1998. So, her backstory would have to be changed quite a bit to make a relationship with Red Guardian possible in the MCU.

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There does appear to be one Black Widow scene that may suggest Alexi will be introduced as Natasha’s ex-husband.

Footage from the movie shown at Disney’s D23 Expo showed Alexi looking as though he’d just been broken out of prison then puts on the Red Guardian costume in front of Natasha and Yelena Belova.

“Family, together again,” he says. And while many believe he was simply referring to his old working relationship with the Black Widow program, it could be him referring to his literal family as husband and wife.

Guess we won’t know the truth until May 1, 2020 when the film is released!

Taika Waititi Reveals How He Got Natalie Portman To Return For Thor: Love And Thunder

We didn't think we'd ever see her in another MCU film.

One of the biggest surprises to be announced at San Diego Comic-Con was that Natalie Portman would not only be returning for Thor: Love and Thunder, but that she would be playing Mighty Thor in the film.

The actress apparently had a three-movie deal with Marvel, but only appeared in the first two Thor films.

It was then rumoured for years that Portman had a falling out with Marvel after they fired Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins from Thor: The Dark World. She even refused to return for reshoots, forcing production to use Chris Hemsworth’s wife Elsa Pataky as a stand-in.

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Last year, however, Portman told ScreenRant she was open to reprising her role as Jane Foster in the MCU, “I’m completely open to everything, but I have no news about that.”

So, how exactly did director Taika Waititi get the actress to agree to star in Thor: Love and Thunder?

In an interview with Variety at Disney’s D23 Expo, Waititi said he pitched the idea as something totally different to what she’d been doing previously.

“I just said to her ‘Are you interested in coming back to this thing, but doing something really different?’”

“No one wants to keep repeating themselves, and no one wants to play the same characters all the time. And I think for her, just coming back, reprising that character in a whole fresh new way was really what would interest anyone.

“Especially in most of these films, if you’re not a superhero… do you really wanna keep doing that? I mean, I wouldn’t. I’d want to come back and change things up.”

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It makes sense, the people having the most fun in a superhero movie are the ones actually playing the superheroes, so the hammer undoubtedly had something the do with it.

Sadly, we have a long time to wait before seeing exactly how Jane gets her powers as the script for the film hasn’t even been written.

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