AVENGERS: ENDGAME Writers Confirm a Popular Fan Theory About Captain America
Do you remember in Captain America: The Winter Soldier when it was revealed that Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) got married to some mystery man? Well, when Steven Rogers (Chris Evans) traveled back in time to live out the rest of his life with Peggy, some people saw her marriage to the mystery man as a plot hole of sorts. But, there were some fans who speculated that Steve was the mystery man all along, and that theory has been confirmed by the writers of Avengers: Endgame.
While talking to THR, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely confirmed that Steve was Peggy's husband all along. McFeely said:
“It was always our intention that he was the father of those two children. But again, there are time travel loopholes for that.
Markus went on to add that this does introduce the fact there are two kids running around in the MCU who have super soldier DNA:
“It does introduce the idea that there are two children who have somewhat super soldier DNA.”
I have no idea if Marvel Studios will explore the idea of Steve’s super solider DNA being passed down the family line, but I think it would be interesting and cool to see explored in some way.
The writers also address Captain America and Bucky’s relationship and confirmed that when Steve came back as an old man to pass off his shield to Falcon, that he and Bucky had a conversation beforehand. McFeely explained:
“It’s just honoring their relationship. Steve, clearly, before he stepped on that platform … told Bucky what he was going to do. Whether he knew he was going to appear on that bench, I don’t think so. Why would Bucky say, ‘I’m going to miss you pal,’ if it was only going to be five seconds?”
What are your thoughts on this confirmation that Steve has always been the mystery man that Peggy married? I still have questions about how that all works, but I’ll accept it. It’s a comic book movie!