Russo Bros. Reddit AMA Reveals How Old Man Captain America Got Back to the Main Timeline
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo combined arguably the most confusing element of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ with one of the most heart-wrenching moments into the last few minutes of the film.
Chris Evans' Steve Rogers returned from his final time travel mission as an old man, gifted his shield to Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson, and kept coy about his wedding band, which we all know was a sign he got married to Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter.
Once the fuzzy feelings that the scene inspired faded, though, fans were left scratching their heads and wondering how exactly Old Man Cap got back to the main timeline, as his appearance seemingly contradicts the rules of time travel as previously outlined in the movie.
Finally, more than three months after viewers first watched Endgame up on the big screen, we have the definitive answer. The Russo Brothers recently held an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, where they detailed how the grizzled Captain America found his way back to the main timeline without completely shattering the established time travel theory the Ancient One stated early on in Endgame.
Check out the very thorough video explanation from Looper below.