Avengers: Endgame Writer Confirms 'Old Steve' Theory That'll Make You Cry

You'll probably want to re-watch Captain America: Civil War immediately.

The writers of Avengers: Endgame brought Captain America’s (Chris Evans) story to a close in the best possible way – Steve Rogers got to marry Peggy Carter and live happily ever after thanks to some time travel.

But one of the writers has revealed not only did Cap get his happy ending, but there might be an old Steve cameo in the MCU already. Well, it’s at least what he’d like to believe.

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According to ScreenRant, Christopher Markus confirmed a fan theory during the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel that will have you wanting to re-watch Captain America: Civil War.

Markus revealed that not only are there two versions of Steve in the MCU, but it wasn’t the first time we saw Old Steve and the pair actually crossed paths in Civil War.

Obviously, there’s a lot of complicated time travel logic in the film, but Markus and his co-writer Stephen McFeely chose to “close one eye” to the rules of science fiction to give Steve his happy ending.

“We’ll get to Captain America at the end of the movie, and whether that breaks our own rules… I mean we actually have a public disagreement with our directors. Again, it’s a playful one, but Stephen and I are just so taken with the idea that Steve went back and got to live his life.”

So, where could both Steves have crossed paths? One fan theory suggests both versions were at Peggy’s funeral which is seen in Civil War.

Old Steve lived through the events of the movies and means he is Peggy’s mystery husband. This also makes sense because Peggy’s mind and memory were failing her when young Steve visits her The Winter Soldier.

The fan theory is that old Steve was carrying Peggy’s casket alongside his younger self. In the video below you can see a white-haired pallbearer opposite Steve:

The theory had gone unaddressed until the SDCC panel with Markus, who said, “I would like to believe that through some sort of bulls**t time loop paradox –throw in the words you use when you’re bulls**ing science in a movie: ‘some sort of quantum paradox’ – that there are indeed two Captain Americas in the MCU timeline.

“That Steve Rogers who looped back into time has therefore always been there, and that he is living somewhere else in the movies you’re watching.

“And what I really like to believe is that there’s an old man sitting in back at Peggy’s funeral in Civil War, and that’s old Steve Rogers, watching young Steve Rogers, carry old Steve Rogers’s wife up to the front of the church. Can I explain it scientifically? Not really, no.”

If the cameo is approved by the writers – and it’s the version they want to believe – then we’ll happily believe it too!

Avengers: Endgame Director Joe Russo Reveals Who The Most Powerful Avenger Is And We're All For It

It's finally been confirmed!

If you’re into comics or the movies based on them, you’ve probably had the argument with a friend or family member about who is the most powerful super hero – I’ve definitely done it.

One argument that’s come up a lot recently is about whether Captain Marvel is more powerful than Thor or vice versa.

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Thankfully, the question has been answered by Endgame and Infinity War co-director Joe Russo, who shared his thoughts on the matter in a special feature included with Endgame’s Digital HD release.

Joe and his brother Anthony Russo, who was his co-director, spoke about Captain Marvel’s introduction into the Avengers with Joe saying Carol Danvers could put Thor in his place.

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“It’s interesting seeing the Avengers with Captain Marvel. I think that she dimensionalizes them in a really great way. Just from a pure power standpoint and what her abilities are,” he said.

“If you’re talking about a collection of heroes, and you’re gonna go face Thanos who we believe still has the gauntlet.”

“She is as powerful, if not more powerful than Thor, and you suddenly have hope again. Because they all know what happened at the end of the last movie, he walked through them like they were paper.”

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Anthony added that when Carol showed up she made the Avengers feel “like kids” and after being beaten so terribly, it’s Captain Marvel who arrives to put the bully back in his place.

The brothers also added that Carol is just as worthy of power as Thor and revealed she’ll be flexing those muscles in Phase IV of the MCU.

If Tom Holland And Robert Downey Jr's Friendship Wasn't Precious Enough, They Have Nicknames

These guys are too cute!

Ever since Tony Stark met Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War they’ve shared a very special connection, almost like father and son. So, it should come as no surprise that Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland also have a close bond.

Despite the fact that Stark is no longer around by the time we get to Spider-Man: Far From Home, it’s pretty clear the two actors are still very close with Tom even admitting he has the perfect nickname for Robert.

On the red carpet for Far From Home, Tom told the Marvel presenters that Robert (who he was Facetiming the night before – so sweet) is saved under a special name in his phone.

“He’s The Godfather in my phone. Yeah, he’s like, RDJ The Godfather. Yeah, that’s what I have him as,” he said.

The Godfather is a pretty perfect name for Robert as that’s what he is to the MCU.

When he made the first Iron Man movie he probably had no idea what he was starting, and the MCU wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for him.

Meanwhile, it looks like RDJ might have his own nickname for Holland and it goes back to Civil War when Tony calls for Peter and yells, “Underoos!”

In June, Robert shared a post featuring that scene to wish Tom a happy birthday. He wrote, “From ‘Underoos’ to overlord, it’s been a thrill to watch you rise, and we’re all pretty darned glad [you] were born.”

In another post about Tom he wrote, “#tbt to simpler times… I love you kid…”

I don’t think these two could get any more adorable.

Earlier in the year for Robert’s birthday, Tom shared a pic of the two of them together and wrote, “What happened next is history. To a mentor on and off screen, happy birthday boss man. Hope you have a wonderful day #teamstark.”

OK, maybe they can be more adorable. It almost brings a tear to our eyes to see how much these two love each other in real life.

Wait, now we’re thinking of their last scene together in Endgame and we’re actually crying.

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