Avengers: Endgame Writers Think Peggy Carter's Unshown Husband Was Always Steve Rogers

Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter Dance Scene in Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame closed out Captain America's story on an interesting (but undeniably high) note. Following Thanos's sound defeat at the hands of the Avengers, the team members split, heading off on their own adventures, pursuing personal goals. While putting the Infinity Stones back in their respective places in the the timeline, Captain America, the team's pure-hearted leader, chooses to stay in the past with his love, Peggy Carter. This had fans questioning whether or not it made sense chronologically for Steve to do this, but one of the film's writers, Stephen McFeely, has some thoughts on Cap's ending. But regardless of what anyone thinks, Chris Evans is officially shedding the tights and ditching the shield for good. Endgame marked the last time he will portray the character.

Speaking with Canada.com, Stephen McFeely referenced Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which showed photos of Peggy's two children and mentioned but never named her husband. Here's more of McFeely's thoughts on that:

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.

That's interesting. He seems really confident in his decision to take Cap in this direction, and he should be. It's the best ending to an Avengers movie and a logical conclusion to the love-struck hero's tragic story. The fact that Steve's story was always going to have a bittersweet ending speaks to the intention and thought Marvel puts into every movie and, now that we have McFeely's comments to go by, makes a ton of sense. That's why it's probably wise for them to just let this be his ending and not bring him back for any of the upcoming stories. Same goes for Iron Man. Marvel has a habit of “killing” characters off, deciding that route was a bad call, and then backpedaling big-time. Nick Fury in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Loki in Thor: The Dark World are fantastic examples of this. Luckily, that trend seems to be a thing of the past, as many of these deaths and send-offs feel far more permanent and impactful than any of the fake-outs they've pulled before.

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