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Summary (IA Generated)
Avengers: Endgame had a lot going on.
Written out in so few words, it might actually sound kind of straightforward–the whole ‘go back in time to reconnect with a lost love’ trope happens on the semi-regular, after all–but Endgame’s own internal time travel logic (and Steve Rogers’ story through the other six MCU movies he was in before Endgame) provoked some big questions about timeline paradoxes and basic character development.
Things got infinitely worse in the weeks after Endgame’s release when, for some reason, and tried to offer their own explanations for what happened, and citing internal logic that was never presented in the movies.
In an interview with the , reported by CinemaBlend, Joe Russo offered this missing context: ‘One thing that’s clear that Anthony and I have discussed, I don’t know that we’ve discussed this publicly at all, Cap would have had to have traveled back to the main timeline.
That’s something that, yes, he would have been in a branch reality, but he would have to travel back to the main timeline to give that shield to Sam Wilson.
How, exactly, this would have happened is a mystery–Steve’s venturing back in time to replace the Infinity Stones was, in theory, meant to prevent the creation of branched realities, and the technology he took with him, again in theory, ought to have prevented him from somehow hopscotching around different realities–but that, apparently doesn’t matter.
Joe continues, explaining that in their ‘internal logic’ (read: logic not visible to viewers of the film), this was what happened, and it was decided on ‘in the room‘ as the movie was made.
In these interviews, they explained that rather than creating an alternate reality, there would have simply been two different Steve Rogers existing simultaneously for a while in a new version of the timeline we’d already experienced in other MCU movies.
The Russos‘ insistence on trying to clarify their own creative decisions two years after the fact won’t change the fact that every fan who felt invested in Captain America‘s MCU journey will have a completely different read on what actually happened.