Avengers: Endgame might have sounded like a dramatic title but it really did feel like a true end to what we currently know about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It ended with the death of Iron Man and the retirement of Steve Rogers as Captain America, while also giving us a Hulk that has a permanently-damaged arm and a Thor who isn’t sure if he should rule his people.
Some fans are hoping that some event happens that gives us Steve Rogers as Captain America again but most of us would agree that it would be a bad idea since it would defeat the moment when he gave his shield to Sam Wilson. It seems like the writers of Endgame agree since they told ScreenRant that Steve Rogers returning as Captain America would damage the movie’s impact.
"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.”
How can anyone disagree with Endgame co-writer Christopher Markus? Yeah, their returns would get a cheap pop but it would also make the overall MCU feel hokey and stake-less, which are things that people already hate about these movies. People also feel that resurrections have made comic book deaths feel cheap too, even though some writers have found a way to make them feel profound.
So yeah, don’t bring Evans’ Steve Rogers back. We’re more than happy to see how Sam Wilson does with the mantle.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Blu-ray.