The place on the earth is Steven Grant Rogers? That is the query on everybody’s lips within the first episode of Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and we’re not more likely to get a solution anytime quickly. The sequence follows Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s titular heroes as they take care of the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, in addition to a brand new risk within the type of a terrorist group named the Flag Smashers. Within the present’s first episode, Sam grapples with the defend left to him by Steve – which he says feels “prefer it belongs to someone else” – and faces inquiries about his predecessor’s location. Though Sam manages to joke round, deflect, and step across the query, there is no doubt that Steve’s whereabouts are going to be a looming query because the season goes on. Sadly, the reply is not as minimize and dry as folks want to hear.
If Marvel Follows Its Comics Historical past, Sam Wilson Is on His Method to a Very Large Future
For a fast refresher, Steve survived the ultimate battle towards Thanos and firm in Endgame. He obtained Sam and Bucky again, and even obtained to wield Mjolnir for a bit. Ultimately, Steve volunteered to deliver the Infinity Stones again to their very own timeline utilizing the remaining Pym Particles. Hulk, Sam, and Bucky stick round to await his return and panic when he does not come again within the designated time. It is then that Bucky and Sam discover an older man sitting by the lake close by, who seems to be Steve, who has aged a great 100 years or so. Older Steve tells him that he used his final time soar to marry the “love of his life,” Peggy Carter. He lived an extended and joyful life together with her and got here again to cross on the Captain America mantle to Sam. He jokes that he lastly went and “obtained a life,” identical to Tony was all the time telling him.
As a result of the time journey of Endgame could be very complicated, merely put, the 2023 model of Steve left his timeline to begin a brand new one the place he married Peggy and lived an extended, joyful life together with her. He journeyed again to his authentic timeline to cross on the defend. He may have then executed considered one of two issues: returned to the timeline he created to marry Peggy or caught round in his authentic timeline. If he did the previous, it signifies that there isn’t any Steve Rogers within the present MCU timeline and, he is primarily lifeless to them – a notion that’s seemingly confirmed in Spider-Man: Far From Residence, which picks up eight months after Endgame.
If he did the latter, it signifies that Previous Man Steve remains to be round, however he is maintaining a low profile contemplating that he is, yanno, 100-plus years previous! This line does match the story from the comics, during which Steve ages up, and Sam picks up the defend. Previous Man Steve makes a number of appearances in that comedian e-book line, so if Chris Evans is making a comeback, that is the sequence to do it in. Contemplating how cagey Sam is when he is requested about Steve, it is extra doubtless that the geezer is round someplace, and nobody has discovered clarify his existence or in the event that they even wish to. Now we have 5 extra episodes of TFATWS to go, so we’ll be getting a straight reply someday!