Endgame Screenwriters Confirm The Father Of Peggy Carter's Children

Peggy Carter in action

MASSIVE spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame. Seriously, they're huge.

Avengers: Endgame recently wrapped its third weekend in theaters, and the fandom hasn't stopped discussing and dissecting every frame of the Russo Brothers' massive blockbuster. The 22nd movie in the MCU was built upon the events of the previous installments, and provided a fitting end to a variety of plot lines and OG Avengers. Chief among them were Chris Evans' Captain America, who was finally given the joy he deserves.

After defeating Thanos for good, Steve Rogers traveled through the MCU's timeline, returning the Infinity Stones to their rightful place and dimensions. But when he returned to the year 2023, he was an old man. Steve finally got to have his dance with Peggy Carter, although the marriage to his true love raises the question: are her kids from the current timeline Cap's? Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely recently addressed this fan theory, with McFeely saying:

It was always our intention that he was the father of those two children. But again, there are time travel loopholes for that.

Talk about a long con. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote all of The Russo Brothers' installments in the MCU, dating back to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Considered one of the best MCU installments ever, that sequel revealed that Peggy Carter had two children. And now it looks like those kids are Cap's.

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This is quite a revelation for Marvel fans, and proved how far in advance some of Avengers: Endgame's narrative goes back. While the fandom has just been trying to process the myriad twists and endings that the blockbuster provided, the weeks since Endgame's release have caused new fan theories to pop up. This includes the lineage of Peggy's kids, which was been officially confirmed by the movie's writers.

In their same conversation with THR, Christopher Markus hinted that the Cap's role as a father might have an effect on the future of the MCU, saying:

It does introduce the idea that there are two children who have somewhat super soldier DNA.

Well, that a spinoff I could get into. Not one but two children of Captain America might have some of his powers, and they could make a crimefighting duo in the future. Considering Chris Evans has hung up his shield for good, it would be an interesting way to keep Steve Rogers in the story.

Captain America's ending with Peggy does make his romantic connection with Sharon Carter all the more weird, and was probably an awkward conversation for him to have with his wife in the past. We haven't seen Agent 13 since Captain America: Civil War, and it's unclear if she'll pop back up in Phase Four.

Avengers: Endgame is in theaters now, complete with Captain America's ending. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.