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Avengers: Endgame Writers Weigh In on Fan Theory About Old Captain America Attending Peggy Carter’s Funeral

August 4, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The writers of Avengers: Endgame shared their thoughts about a fan theory regarding Captain America doing double duty at Peggy Carter’s funeral. Peggy’s (Hayley Atwell) funeral took place during the events of Captain America: Civil War, and Steve Rogers served as a pallbearer. But a recent fan theory suggests that Steve was also in attendance, as he of course went back in time and decided to spend his life with Peggy at the end of Avengers: Endgame.

“I would very much like that,” Christopher Markus told the LA Times at San Diego Comic-Con (per “There is no set explanation for Cap’s time travel. I mean, we’ve had public disagreements with [directors Anthony and Joe Russo] about what it necessarily means. [laughs] But I love the idea of there being two Steve Rogers in the timeline. One who lived a long life with Peggy and is in the background of that funeral scene watching his young self carry his wife’s coffin up. Not just for the time travel mumbo jumbo of it, but for the just weird, personal pain and satisfaction that would be happening between two Steve Rogers there. I kind of love it.”

Co-writer Stephen McFeely was asked if a specific explanation would need a retcon and said, “It depends on what kind of stories Marvel wants to tell going forward, and I don’t know if they want to.”

Endgame is now available on Digital HD and will release on Blu-Ray on August 13th.