The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series has established the Marvel Cinematic Universe's official new Captain America, and the inheritor of Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) legacy. (Spoilers!) However, while we got a deep understanding of why Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) ultimately decides to take up the mantle and shield of Captain America, the show didn't do anything to explain what happened to the original Captain America. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier made a lot of jokes and allusions about Steve's fate - but a lot of Marvel fans want something more substantial. Fan want to see Chris Evans make a meaningful return to the MCU - and a Captain America Infinity Stones series could definitely help fill in some major MCU plotholes.
Avengers: Endgame ended the big war with Thanos in climatic fashion - followed by a very quick epilogue that left fans asking some pretty big questions. The biggest mind-twister was Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) volunteering to go solo on the mission to return the six Infinity Stones to their proper points in the timeline, so as not to disrupt the flow of history. The Russo Bros. and their scriptwriters got around the obvious intrigue of what happens on Cap's Infinity Stone return trip, by throwing in the quick reveal of "Old Man Steve Rogers" arriving just as his younger counterpart left. However, since Endgame's run in theaters, fans have had a lot more questions about the resolution of the Infinity Stones/Time Heist plotline.
Well, a limited series about Captain America's actual experience returning each Infinity Stone could be a much-needed epilogue to the Infinity Saga. Each stone comes with obvious complications and powers that could make it difficult for Cap to easily return it - along with plenty of fun potential MCU character cameos, as Rogers revisits key Infinity Stone moments from other films.
On a deeper level, it would allow Cap to wrestle with some deep temptations of power and godhood (something the character has done in the comics), as he holds the means to change events or reality itself. That could be key to helping Marvel fans better understand why Rogers ultimately chooses the life with Peggy in the 1950s - and just how his elder self exists in the same timeline as Endgame's events. There's also a tremendous opportunity to take Captain America to Planet Vormir, for a long-awaited reunion with Red Skull - and a much-needed conversation with Scarlet Johansson's Black Widow, who still deserves some kind of better eulogy than she got in Endgame.
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