It turns out that Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) has a direct tie to Avengers: Endgame because the Strategic Scientific Reserve’s mystery husband in the second Captain America movie turns out to be none other than Steve Rogers himself (Chris Evans).
Speaking in an interview with Canada.com, Endgame writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus open up about a few of the film’s secrets, one of which includes Captain America’s relationship with Peggy.
According to the writing duo, they always believed that Peggy Carter’s husband in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was always Steve Rogers – the one that went back through time in Endgame to live out the rest of his years with the love of his life.
“It depends on what story Marvel wants to tell going forward,” McFeely tells the publication, “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.”
Of course, this answer raises a few questions for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Agents of SHIELD revealed that Peggy actually had two children with the mystery husband from The Winter Soldier. If this husband were really Captain America as McFeely and Markus suggest, then it means that Steve Roger’s secret children are somewhere out there in the MCU – possibly living their lives through Infinity War and Endgame.
Do you think that McFeely and Markus’ answer really works? Could Peggy Carter’s husband in The Winter Soldier really be Steve? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.