Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Is Captain America Really on the Moon?

The first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+ presented the most bizarre conspiracy theory in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Joaquin Torres (Danny Ramirez) questioned Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) if Captain America is living on the moon. Because no one has seen Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) since the events of Avengers: Endgame, it makes sense that the public would be wondering about the Star-Spangled Super Soldier. But after the theory popped up again in the season finale and the series still didn't given us a clear answer about Steve's whereabouts, we can't help but wonder if the former Cap is actually living on the moon.

Though the MCU largely started off with Earth-bound heroes, the franchise has taken the time to slowly explore the cosmos through properties like Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel. Fans have been introduced to alien races like the Kree and Skrull, amongst others, and we know — thanks to WandaVision — there's a space-facing governmental organization called SWORD.

Spider-Man: Far From Home told us Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) was stationed aboard what looked to be a Skrull spaceship somewhere off-planet, so what if Rogers is helping an old friend run point on space-faring missions?

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier went to great lengths to never say Rogers died, but rather he was gone. Maybe they never said he died because he simply didn't die, he just went off-planet to work in a SWORD base on the moon.

That would mean the conspiracy Torres on the message board was right to some extent. It could also serve as a potential storyline for the eventual return of Chris Evans, as some Hollywood trades have reported. Even though Captain America 4 is in active development featuring Wilson in the lead role, there's still reportedly an Evans-starring project in the works that could feature the return of Rogers.

Captain America: Guardian of the Galaxy, anyone?

Watch The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+. Black Widow hits theaters and Disney+ on July 9th.

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