Marvel Reportedly Wanted To Tell Untold Steve Rogers Story
With the overwhelming success of the three MCU Disney+ shows, it is no surprise that the company had sought out other stories they could tell in their own series; Marvel reportedly wanted to use the format to tell the untold Steve Rogers story.
Fans of the MCU witnessed the culmination of over a decade of marvel with the release of the climactic Avengers Endgame.
A story that followed the conclusion of the revered Infinity Saga, the film took the Avengers to the absolute breaking point; and then a few hundred miles further.
It was post Endgame- and post the worldwide fight against the COVID-19 pandemic- that Marvel debut the first of their three current series; a project that presents the studio with a unique opportunity to explore some of the brand’s beloved characters, and previously unexplored storylines.
Yahoo.com recently brought to light a Reddit leak that sees one user state that, among this slate of Marvel series, the brand contemplating telling perhaps the most compelling untold story of Steve Rogers; what happened during his task to return the Infinity Stones, and set right the timeline?
Reddit user noneofyourdizness has become something of a folk hero for hardcore MCU fans. He is known to leak information regarding the movies and series, yet has an unprecedented success rate in terms of his prediction.
The user accurately leaked the entire plotline of Endgame; with specific story beats that were nowhere to be found in promotional material, or in leaks made by other supposed insiders.
That is all suffice to say that the user has a great track record; which makes his statements on this potential Steve Rogers series legitimate.
According to the user, “Due to fan feedback, the idea of a Captain America Returns the Infinity Stones show did go through ideation. The crux of why it is currently not moving forward is there is no heart to show.”
“Everyone agrees watching Cap return the stones (1 each episode) could be fun, but that is not a story.” The User continues, “There is no emotional arc for him if at [its] core it is a reverse fetch quest.”
Marvel’s hesitancy in moving forward with a Steve Rogers series seems firmly planted in the brand’s inability to think through a storyline in which fans can emotionally invest in his quest to return the stones.
With news that Marvel reportedly wanted to tell this untold Steve Rogers story, it is understandable that many fans will be disappointed in Marvel not moving forward with the idea; considering, however, the levity and finality of the conclusion of his arc at the end of Endgame, it seems Marvel made the right call.
Fans have Steve Rogers a glowing send-off. They watched him finally put the shield down, finally step away from the fight, and finally relinquish the burden of battle he has carried his entire life.
Steve embraced his opportunity to be selfish, and finally meet Peggy for that dance.
Marvel did right by the beloved character to allow his story to end on that beautiful note.