Avengers: Endgame Directors Answer Questions About Mystery Surrounding Captain America
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WARNING: THIS ARTICLE WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS BUT ARE YOU EVEN A TRUE MCU FAN IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY SEEN IT?!
So, Avengers: Endgame has been out for coming up to a week now (how fast has that gone?!) and it's the last ever film for the franchise which means that, naturally, there's a helluva lotta questions from fans and they need answering. Like now.
The biggest mystery of all surrounds Captain America's closing scene where we watched Steve Rogers go on a solo trip to restore the Infinity Stones from the other time dimensions to the very moment they were taken which brings everything back to the main timeline.
But he doesn't come back and it's all down to him finding Peggy Carter and choosing to stay with her. I'm not crying, you're crying.
This very decision led fans wondering whether Cap has been living in the past the entire time or whether he went living in another dimension...
Well, the directors of the films - Anthony and Joe Russo - explained that it's very much to do with the latter of those two scenarios.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Joe, 47, explained: "If Cap were to go back into the past and live there, he would create a branched reality. The question then becomes, how is he back in this reality to give the shield away?"
He didn't stop there: "Interesting question, right? Maybe there's a story there. There's a lot of layers built into this movie and we spent three years thinking through it, so it's fun to talk about it and hopefully fill in holes for people so they understand what we're thinking."
The Russo brothers went on to confirm that Bucky Barnes knew that Cap wasn't returning as we watched the old pals say an emotional farewell.
So Bucky knew that Cap was going living in the past which Joe points out is obvious: "Especially when he says goodbye. He says 'I'll miss you'. He clearly knows something."
And believe it or not but it was Chris Evans that was portraying Cap all along. Jeez, what an emotional affair. According to the Metro, he was 'thinned out' using CG (computer graphic) equipped with elderly prosthetics, with Joe insisting: "We didn't alter his voice at all".
Well, back to the cinema we go, all this reminiscing has got us ready for round two. Anyone game?