Here's everything that Captain America could change in his new alternate reality from Avengers: Endgame. When Chris Evans made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Steve Rogers in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, he was introduced in the 1940s. Captain America's heroic sacrifice at the end of that film saw him trapped in ice until he was awoken 70 years later and became a man out of time. He's longed to return to his rightful place in history ever since, primarily so he could finally have his dance with Peggy Carter.
While that seemed like a pipe dream for him, the time travel elements of Avengers: Endgame made it possible. After he and almost every MCU hero worked together to defeat Thanos, he went back in time to put all the Infinity Stones back in their rightful places to try and limit the number of branched realities their actions created. Steve did just that, but he also stayed in the past to live a full life with Peggy. Fans have debated what that long life consisted of, and the writers and directors disagree on where it took place, but this decision gives Cap the possibility to save his new timeline in many ways.
Screen Rant's latest video focuses on this new life that Captain America gets for himself and explores all the different ways he'd be able to change the new timeline. From the moment he arrives, his knowledge of what happened in his previous timeline would allow him to correct some wrongs and prevent some massive disasters. So, check out the video at the top of this post for the full rundown on what Captain America would be able to change.
All of these actions are contingent on the belief that Captain America's efforts did create a new timeline, and many of them can only happen if he chooses to be active in his new life. Not only did he choose this new life to be with Peggy finally, but there was also a sense that he was ready to relax and lay down the shield. However, before the brand new shield was presented to Sam Wilson when he returned to the main MCU timeline, there's at least a hint that he had some new adventures.
So what could they entail? Well, Steve could make his life a lot easier by telling S.H.I.E.L.D. where he was trapped in ice so they could find him sooner and become the first active Avenger. That would complicate the timeline a lot, but would at least put Steve at peace that another version of him is out there doing Captain America's job. Steve could also choose to rescue Bucky from Hydra, stop the organization's infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D., or create an early superteam comprised of older MCU heroes like Thor and The Ancient One. He would even have the capability to prepare Earth for the Chitauri invasion, stop Ultron from being created, or prevent Thanos' snap from ever happening.
The important piece of information to remember is that he could prevent most of this from ever happening by just a few decisions early on. The butterfly effect would then take over and change the future beyond what Steve would know. That could help his new reality, but it could very well also have an even more negative impact on it. Whatever the case may be, we'll need a Disney+ series or something else to truly show if Captain America had any more adventures after Avengers: Endgame in this new timeline.
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