With the introduction of time travel through the multiverse, there is a high chance of the comeback of our beloved Caption America. Robert Downey Jr’s character, Iron Man, dies in the last installment of the Avengers. But Steve Rogers only retires from being a superhero. Consequently, Captain America in Phase 4 could be a new version from the Multiverse. Supposedly, there have been reports about Chris Evans working a deal with the MCU to reprise the role of Captain America in one undisclosed project. Consequently, he might even sign the agreement for a second one.
The possibility of a cameo by Chris Evans is also a consideration. He could show up as an elderly Steve Rogers or join a mission by coming back through time travel. The Avengers could even contact him by traveling back in an alternate timeline. Moreover, we might see an entirely different version of Steve Rogers from what we experienced in Avengers: Endgame.
The idea of returning one of the most adored superheroes pumps one’s adrenaline and makes us count all the future possibilities all day long. Consequently, here’s how we presume, the Multiverse will introduce a different Captain America in all sorts of potential storytelling.
How could a Multiverse reintroduce Caption America?
With the MCU timeline even more tangled then ever before, there is a likelihood of seeing new and old characters in Phase 4. MCU never fails to surprise fans with random Marvel characters. The film on Loki could very well include Captain America on the screen. In Avengers: Endgame, in an alternate timeline, Loki disappears with the tesseract. Consequently, it could be the mischievous Loki who tangles the timeframe to a different extent. Moreover, it wouldn’t be surprising for such a plot considering all the chaos Loki has caused in the previous installments.
The show might not introduce Captain America in person. But it might lay down the path to a new Steve Roger’s debut. Moreover, Captain America might show up in Avengers 5. The film’s villain is Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s Kang the Conqueror. Consequently, the timeline might showcase Captain America leading Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against Kang in the movie’s final battle.
Disney+ series’ Loki paves the way for the new Captain America.
The God of Mischief, played by Tom Hiddleston, died in Avengers: Infinity War. But when the Avengers went back in time to the Battle of New York in Endgame. The 2012 Loki escaped the scene, creating an alternate timeline in the space-time continuum. Moreover, Loki escaping SHIELD custody after the Chitauri’s unsuccessful invasion was never supposed to happen. Consequently, the alternate universe will portray Loki as being the protagonist of his MCU debut. It would be thrilling to see Loki choosing an alternate path for redemption, leaving back his reputation of the mischievous villain.
Moreover, Loki promises to deliver an exciting new story that won’t take away from how they wrapped up the original Loki’s arc in Infinity War. However, this whole new timeline could also reintroduce Captain America. The 2012 Captain America fought his future self in an epic battle in Avengers: Endgame. The new story could pick up from what happened in Steve’s life after that incident. Hence, Captain America has to be from an alternate timeline with his own individual story taking a different course this time.
Captain America in Phase4
Steve Roger’s storyline met a beautiful end by letting him go back in time to get the dance with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) that he was denied at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger. Consequently, he decided to stay back in time and spend the rest of the time with the love of his life. Phase 4 can pick up where it left off with Captain America, or it can change how his story ended to bring him back into the big screen. But that would be an injustice to his happy ending in Avengers: Endgame. Consequently, Marvel would never undo that storyline in Phase 4.
Moreover, Captain America passing his shield to his trustworthy friend the Falcon, phase 4 looks forward to leading the storyline of the existing characters and introducing some new Marvel characters. Untying Captain America’s story ending would ruin one of Endgame’s most emotional moments. To keep his conclusion intact, Marvel should leave that version of him alone and make fans experience a new version of Captain America.
The New Captain America should stay true to his personality.
There have been speculations about Marvel introducing an evil Captain America trying to take over HYDRA. But this will ruin what Captain America stands for: his ethics and an unprecedented faith in humanity. Consequently, his new iteration should honor the original. In other words, the new Captain America shouldn’t deviate from who he is as a person. If audiences feel disconnected with the latest version of Captain America, then his return would feel both pointless and disappointing.
Moreover, that’s what makes Steve Roger’s arc story special and unique. The storyline lets the audience experience Steve Roger’s journey from a nobody to Captain America, the hero who is admired by all. Deviating his personality to a different direction would be a disconnect to the audience, who has built an emotional connection with the character over the years.
When it comes to Captain America returning, one could discuss it all day! However, Marvel plans for his return and the idea of Captain America back to action invites rip-roaring adventure. For the time being, the Sentinel of Liberty’s MCU future remains uncertain.