When Captain America was tasked with putting the Infinity Stones back in their respective places in the timeline, he used some of the Pym Particles he stole from the 1970s to go back in time once more to be with Peggy. He then returned as Old Steve and hands over his shield to the new Captain America, Sam Wilson.
Fans have questioned the move due to the confusing laws of time travel, however, one of the movie’s writers, Stephan McFeely, has revealed his thoughts on the matter.
Speaking with Canada.com, McFeely referenced Captain America: Winter Soldier, where we see photos of Peggy’s two children and her husband is mentioned but never named.
“It depends on what story Marvel wants to tell going forward. I don’t know if Marvel wants to tell any more Captain America stories or if Chris (Evans) is up for it.
“Do they want to tell an alternate timeline story? Chris and I are partial to the idea that Steve is part of a strange, unique time-loop where he has always been there.
“The husband that you very purposefully did not see at Peggy’s bedside in Winter Soldier is Chris’ Steve. We have always thought that he was her husband. The movies you have been watching follow a line where he always goes back.
“To be fair, not everyone agrees with us. I don’t even know if Marvel agrees with us. But that’s what we think.”
While it would be cool to see more Captain America stories with Chris Evans, it’s highly unlikely the actor would return for another outing as Cap.
What is certain, however, is that the ending given to Steve Rogers was perfect, despite being bittersweet for fans.
Kit Harington's MCU Role Has Been Confirmed, But It's Not As Wolverine After All
The announcement was made at Disney’s D23 Expo 2019 where Feige teased what was coming for Phase 4 of the MCU, including confirming that Harington would be playing the character of Dane Whitman AKA Black Knight.
Harington didn’t appear at the expo with the rest of the movie’s cast, nor did he appear in the character concept art that was revealed on stage.
Dane Whitman was first introduced into the Marvel Comics in 1967 as the nephew of villain Black Knight who passed the mantle to Dane, asking him to restore honour to their legacy. He has joined forces with the Avengers and the Defenders in the past, so it’s unclear how he’ll fit into the Eternals.
Because he isn’t an Eternal, it could mean that the character will spin-off into other Marvel films and perhaps even join the Avengers for their next film.
Harington’s casting will reunite him with his Game of Thrones co-star Richard Madden who will star as Ikaris in the film.
Fans have taken to Twitter to share their disappointment at the fact Harington won’t be playing Wolverine, following much speculation he would play the mutant.
The Eternals also stars Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani and Salma Hayek.
From the sounds of it, Harington is quite a recent addition as much of the cast didn’t even know he was in the movie.
Jolie spoke to ET about the news, saying, “I’m not so sure what we can say… I still think we’re seeing each other behind the scenes, like, ‘Did you hear…?’ I didn’t know Kit was in the film! It’s a whole thing. I’m thrilled, but I had no idea.”
She added that it felt empowering putting on the costume for her character Thena, “You get the outfit on and then you see your kids and the way they look at you like, ‘What are you doing?’ Then you get nicely brought back down to Earth, like, ‘You are so weird, mom!'”
If he is a recent addition it would make sense that it wasn’t announced at Comic-Con last month.
The movie is set for release in November 2020.
Kevin Feige Reveals Spider-Man Was Never Meant To Stay In The MCU Forever
"We told the story we wanted to tell."
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has revealed that Spider-Man was never meant to be part of the MCU forever.
In 2015, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios entered into an unprecedented deal to share the rights to Spider-Man. The deal meant that Spidey could finally appear in the MCU, and that Marvel would consult with Sony for two standalone movies starring Tom Holland.
Holland first appeared in Captain America: Civil War after being cast the same year the deal was struck. Spider-Man has since appeared in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and the solo films Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. It’s also important to note that Far From Home was Sony’s biggest hit to date.
It’s been widely reported that Disney wanted a 50/50 split on the profits of future Spider-Man movies, however, Deadline is now reporting that Disney initially only asked for a 25 per cent stake. Sony apparently didn’t do anything with that for months, leading to Disney asking for the 50 per cent.
With the public outcry from fans about Spidey’s exit, it’s unknown if the first 25 per cent offer will be put back on the table to allow the character to stay in the MCU.
However, Feige is now claiming Marvel Studios told the story they wanted with Spidey and never saw the partnership as permanent.
Entertainment Weekly chatted to Feige about how his reaction to the news and he told them, “I’m feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy.”
“We got to make five films within the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone films and three with the Avengers. It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that.”
While the deal was never meant to last forever, it had already been extended once before so we find it a little difficult to believe Feige’s last comments. Spider-Man was even included on the banners for the D23 expo – surely this wouldn’t have been the case if they knew the deal would break down as it did.
Spider-Man: Far From Home also seemed to set Peter Parker up for a bigger MCU story, not end it, so it’ll be very interesting to see how Sony works around that.
EW also spoke to Holland about Spider-Man’s future and he revealed he will continue to play the character and have “the time of my life”.
“Basically, we’ve made five great movies… It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.”
While promoting his new animated film Onward at the D23 expo, Holland also told the crowd, “Hey everyone, it’s been a crazy week but I want you all to know from the bottom of my heart that I love you 3000.”
Disney has previously fired James Gunn and then later re-hired him for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, so perhaps there’s a tiny chance of Sony and Marvel agreeing on another deal. That being said, it does sound like Feige has made his peace with not having Spidey in the MCU.