A theory regarding a probable rematch between first avenger Captain America and Nazi archnemesis Red Skull on Vormir recently surfaced on Reddit. The theory is based upon the fact that to obtain the Soul Stone, the individual must sacrifice what means the most to him or her. For Captain America, it may well be the confrontation and adversity with Red Skull.
The author backs this theory explaining that political motifs are very well present in the MCU films where writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and directors Anthony and Joe Russo have made:
With The First Avenger we had Stark’s dad experimenting with genetic modification at the time of Nazis;
With Dark World (I’m guessing before the Robert Rodot rewrites it was less Viking-inspired, less about the familial brotherhood and loss, and more surrounding Thor’s role as a king) showing us international and personal relations at times of war;
With The Winter Soldier we got Stark’s government-surveillance system;
With Civil War we get a glimpse at Stark’s concentration camp for super-soldiers (Peter as a child-soldier? Bucky as shell-shocked veteran? Zemo as the civilian striking back?);
With Infinity War we had an entire universe bending to the wills of an genocidal environmentalist tyrant (Stark’s whole war fought for no reason other than for resource in a distant land, or fears for a weapon of universal destruction);
And now with Endgame the one political motif connecting the ability to travel through and change history is censorship. Frankly, I don’t know how Captain America will feel about that (Stark’s alternate realities). But if Cap loses his sense of “being a good man” and allows reality to be altered, then he is allowing history to change, and for someone like Stark or Thanos to do what they feel is right. That would also kill his soul.
This theory sheds new light to what’s been in the rumor mill for a while now regarding Captain America’s involvement and transcendence in the final events in the movie. With Chris Evans’ movie deal with Marvel Studios ending with Avengers: Endgame, people have been speculating that he will sacrifice himself to get the Soul Stone.
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A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.
Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe's population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos' decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.
Click "Next" to see a full list of heroes featured in the trailer!
Iron ManAfter being spared by Thanos, Tony Stark can be seen adrift in space with limited supplies and oxygen. Although Nebula appears to be with him, the unlikely companions seem to be lost with little chance of being rescued, though it is hard to imagine that Stark will spend most of what could be his final adventure away from the action.
The First Avenger will unsurprisingly return for the conclusion of the first decade of Marvel Studios stories and he is determined to undo Thanos' decimation. Of course, many fans are concerned that reversing the decimation could come at a great cost for Captain America considering Chris Evans' contract expired with Avengers: Endgame.
Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, returns for Avengers: Endgame and it appears she's been assessing the consequences of Thanos' actions. Standing by Captain America's side as they head to attempt to reverse the decimation, Black Widow seems confident that their plan cannot fail.
Although Thor nearly defeated Thanos by stabbing through the chest with Stormbreaker, The Mad Titan had enough energy left to use the Infinity Stones to heal himself while erasing 50% of the population in the universe. Now, a contemplative Thor can be seen in the Avengers: Endgame trailer and one can't fault him for reflecting on the fact that victory was almost in his grasp.
Nebula and Rocket Raccoon were the only Guardians of the Galaxy characters to survive Thanos' wrath, with former being left alone on Titan with Tony Stark. With the film expected to conclude Thanos' and Nebula having more reason than most to see the Mad Titan brought to justice, fans are hoping she will have an extensive role Avengers: Endgame.
The new trailer also confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns and the death of family is the likely reason for his new identity. It appears Natasha will attempt to recruit her old friend when they embark on a mission to defeat Thanos, but whether or not Hawkeye agreed to join them remains to be seen.
After the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, many were theorizing that the Avengers would have to rescue Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm and subsequently use the alternate dimension to travel back in time to defeat Thanos. While it appears Scott Lang managed to escape on his own, he may have brought the van containing the way to the Quantum Realm to the Avengers' front door.
While the Hulk was absent from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Bruce Banner managed to make a brief appearance. The brilliant scientist could be seen assessing the list of casualties of Thanos' decimation and it has clearly taken an emotional toll.