Everything has to die eventually, right?
As of April 2019, every single MCU fan has been a complete mess of emotions, Iron man tore himself to pieces, Falcon took the Captain America mantle, Black Widow dolphin dived off a cliff, and Hulk now has a mushroom arm.
Despite all of this traumatising news, Steve Rogers managed to get a happy (yet confusing) ending to his arc. After returning the stones in their rightful positions throughout time, Steve decides to stay in the 1940’s with his, lo and behold, beloved Peggy Carter.
After these events occurred, the writers and directors both had a quarrel about whether two Captain America’s exist within the main continuity MCU timeline; and their whole ‘a new timeline’ is created issue. But, that’s a different matter for a different article.
Since Cap’s end, there have some rumours circulating on the internet about a 4th Captain America instalment; especially considering that Thor is getting a 4th film. Some speculate it could be Falcon’s story, but others think its Cap’s story based on events in his current life, back in the 1940’s.
in a recent interview with ScreenRant, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely stated:
Christopher Markus: I also don’t want to. I love writing for Cap, I love Evans. But I really feel, much like Tony, we got them to a place where they don’t need to do it anymore. I’d hate to gin up something hokey to get them back.
Stephen McFeely: I do worry that if they do stuff like that, it’ll ding Endgame in the rearview mirror. This is such an important and such an interesting moment in movies, because a very successful studio just put their tools down.
Both writers feel that the ‘effects’ of Endgame will be ‘dusted’ away because of future Cap movies, any emotional comfort that was given to fans will be wiped out in one movie, because maybe Marvel might get greedy.
McFeely and Markus are no strangers to Captain America, they wrote the entire Cap trilogy; including Infinity War and Endgame. They even wrote Thor: The Dark World, but that’s not really relevant.
Currently, no one knows which direction the MCU will take; however, we’re sure that they will consider a 4th movie, which would be nice to see. Maybe we’d even get to see Black Panther’s grandfather and Captain America interact, like within the comics.
The writers are correct, and the fans agree; to bring further light to Cap’s story would just be an insult. We all got a beautiful wrap-up to his arc. Both Rogers and Evans have completed their journey, it’s time to leave them be.
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