[Warning: Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.] Fans have been trying to work out timelines in Avengers: Endgame, especially after Steve went back in time. There he was able to reunite, and live out his life, with Peggy Carter. But according to the film’s screenwriters, that was always the case.
Ever since we learned that Peggy Carter married and had two children in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, audiences assumed her romance with Captain America was consigned to his past. But in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed that the opposite was true.
“It was always our intention that he was the father of those two children,” McFeely said, backing up fan theories that have emerged since Avengers: Endgame premiered. “But again, there are time travel loopholes for that.”
Captain America: Time Traveler
That the movie itself explained any changes made in the past resulted in an alternate timeline rather than affecting the present one. Therefore, the only options are that Steve created a new reality or that his return to the past changed nothing. If the latter is true, where does the Sousa romance from the Agent Carter series fit in? And how did Peggy keep her husband hidden from her niece, who later kissed him?
Seeing as Markus and McFeely only wrote the pilot of that show, it may not be part of their larger view of Captain America’s timeline. And perhaps they forget about Sharon Carter, like most MCU viewers did. But something else might be. As Markus suggested, “It does introduce the idea that there are two children who have somewhat super soldier DNA.”
Could there be a future story in store regarding Captain America’s children? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And check back with That Hashtag Show for all the latest news on your favorite films.