The mind-bending ending of Avengers Endgame has just gotten a whole lot more confusing.
With the film now out for release Digitally in the US, many people have begun asking questions surrounding a big plot element from the finale and throughout this video, I’ll be breaking down what the screenwriters of the movie have said in regards to it.
I just wanna get the intro out the way quickly so if you’re one of the people who got dusted during the snap and haven’t had a chance to watch the film yet then I highly suggest that you turn off now cos there will be heavy spoilers ahead.
With that out the way let’s get into my breakdown over whether Steve Rogers is the father of Peggy Carter’s children?
Is Steve Roger’s The Father To Peggy Carter’s Children?
Ok so the ending of Avengers Endgame deals with a lot of timey, wimey, wibbly wobbly stuff with Steve Rogers traveling back to the past to live out his life with his long lost love Agent Peggy Carter.
There’s been some back and forth between the writers and directors with both disagreeing with one another heavily. The Russo Brothers in a recent interview that I recently covered on the channel, so give that a watch if you haven’t, said that Steve traveled back in time and had a life with Peggy Carter which created an alternate timeline and at the end of the film he used the Pym Particle to jump back to the bench to see Sam and Bucky. This kinda lines up with the rules of the film and the paradoxes that exist within it.
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However, in a recent interview with THR, Christopher Markus and Stephen Mcfeely said the following:
“It was always our intention that he was the father of those two children. There are time travel loopholes for that. “It does introduce the idea that there are two children who have somewhat super soldier DNA.”
So, according to them from the beginning, it was always the intention that Steve Rogers would end up with Peggy Carter and if you go back and rewatch the first Avengers there are clearly seeds sewn there that they play heavily upon in Avengers Endgame.
Where this gets confusing though is that it directly contradicts what the Russo Brothers have said and at this point, the film almost becomes a kind of choose your own adventure thing with there being two possibilities over what could have happened.
If this is the case then it means that Steve Rogers traveled back to the past and hid in the background, not interfering with any of the events as he knew it would cause more alternate realities to spring off. So yeah, he pretty much let 9/11 happen and did nothing. It adds a lot more confusion to the timeline and creates it’s own alternate realities in our world where we’re going to have people that think Steve didn’t cause an alternate timeline and others who think that he did.
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If he didn’t it indeed means that time is cyclical and that what will happen directly effects the past and everything is a big loop where the future changes events in the past and so on. Basically, you need a Ph.D. in theoretical physics to understand it.
Personally I do actually side more with the side that say Steve stayed in the past and remained in the main timeline as I find this ending sort of ties everything up nicer where we don’t get a version of reality in which Peggy Carter didn’t get to be with her long lost love but I understand why some people disagree with that way of thinking.
It also means that Steve didn’t need to use the Quantum Tunnel again which, as we know from the film, doesn’t happen, at least on screen.
Obviously, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this whole thing, do you side with The Russo or The Writers? Comment below and let me know!