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Spoilers forward for Avengers: Endgame.
In serving because the end result to the Infinity Saga — that is the first 22 motion pictures within the Marvel Cinematic Universe — Avengers: Endgame needed to tie up the nature arcs of its authentic group. For Captain America, that comes within the movie’s ultimate moments, as we’re proven that he lived a contented lifestyles together with his love Peggy Carter after placing all six Infinity Stones again in time the place they belonged. However outdated Cap additionally returns to our timeline to cross on his defend to Sam Wilson aka Falcon, which rightly raised a couple of eyebrows. Endgame co-director Joe Russo has now clarified that topic.
At an event in China — with translation supplied by way of a Reddit consumer — Joe Russo stated that “the time commute in [Avengers: Endgame] created an alternative truth. [Captain America] lived an absolutely other lifestyles in that global. We do not understand how precisely his lifestyles grew to become out, however I might love to imagine he nonetheless helped many others once they had been wanted in that global.”
It naturally follows that there would then be two Captain Americas in that truth, and Russo showed that: “Sure. […] It is similar to what Hulk stated, what came about up to now has already came about. In case you return to the previous, you merely create a brand new truth. The characters on this film created a brand new timeline once they went again to the previous, however it had no impact to the high universe. What came about up to now 22 films used to be nonetheless canon.”
This is each handy and necessary for Marvel, in order that the occasions of Endgame do not erase what audiences have observed up to now 21 motion pictures. It additionally intended that the characters merely could not return in time and kill child Thanos, as Struggle Device steered, for the reason that second you pop again up to now, your provide turns into your new previous and your previous turns into your long term.
In an extra rationalization, Russo added: “Each the Historical One and Hulk had been proper. You’ll be able to’t trade the longer term by way of merely going again to previous. However it is imaginable to create a unique trade long term. It is not a butterfly impact. Each and every determination you made up to now may just doubtlessly create a brand new timeline. As an example, the outdated Cap on the finish of the film, he lived his married lifestyles in a unique universe from the primary one. He needed to make every other bounce again to the primary universe on the finish to present the defend to Sam.”
Sadly, Russo did not comment on how precisely Cap controlled to leap again to our timeline. Confidently, we can get some readability on that later.