MASSIVE spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame. Seriously, they’re huge.
Avengers: Endgame recently wrapped its third weekend in theaters, and the fandom hasn’t stopped discussing and dissecting every frame of the Russo Brothers’ massive blockbuster. The 22nd movie in the MCU was built upon the events of the previous installments, and provided a fitting end to a variety of plot lines and OG Avengers. Chief among them were Chris Evans’ Captain America, who was finally given the joy he deserves.
After defeating Thanos for good, Steve Rogers traveled through the MCU’s timeline, returning the Infinity Stones to their rightful place and dimensions. But when he returned to the year 2023, he was an old man. Steve finally got to have his dance with Peggy Carter, although the marriage to his true love raises the question: are her kids from the current timeline Cap’s? Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely recently addressed this fan theory, with McFeely saying:
Talk about a long con. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote all of The Russo Brothers’ installments in the MCU, dating back to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Considering one of the best MCU installments ever, that sequel revealed that Peggy Carter had two children. And now it looks like those kids are Cap’s.
This is quite a revelation for Marvel fans, and proved how far in advance some of Avengers: Endgame‘s narrative goes back. While the fandom has just been trying to process the myriad twists and endings that the blockbuster provided, the weeks since Endgame‘s release have caused new fan theories to pop up. This includes the lineage of Peggy’s kids, which was been officially confirmed by the movie’s writers.
Well, that a spinoff I could get into. Not one but two children of Captain America might have some of his powers, and they could make a crimefighting duo in the future. Considering Chris Evans has hung up his shield for good, it would be an interesting way to keep Steve Rogers in the story.
Captain America’s ending with Peggy does make his romantic connection with Sharon Carter all the more weird, and was probably an awkward conversation for him to have with his wife in the past. We haven’t seen Agent 13 since Captain America: Civil War, and it’s unclear if she’ll pop back up in Phase Four.
Avengers: Endgame is in theaters now, complete with Captain America’s ending. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.