Will Captain America Come Back? Steve Rogers Could Make a Cameo Soon

Avengers: Endgame hit every single person in the gut. The movie killed off one of the founding fathers of the MCU, Tony Stark, and made it feel like the end of an era. It also sent Steve Rogers off to the past, where he chose to live out the rest of his life with Agent Peggy Carter, his long lost love. That last loss to the MCU had a lot of fans up in arms, or simply just sad, now that two beloved characters will be no more.

Now rumors are cropping up that those behind the new Disney+ show, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, hope to get Chris Evans back for a cameo. 

Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, and Anthony Macki at a comic convention.
Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia | Albert L. Ortega/WireImage

The cameo would be a pretty big deal

The rumors got their start over at We Got This Covered, so don’t put too much hope into this prospective guest star. But still, it would make sense that the creators or writers for the show would hope for such a special cameo. Bucky (Sebastian Stan) and Sam (Anthony Mackie) both have such strong bonds with Steve Rogers, so it’s natural if he popped in for a visit here and there. 

Of course, Steve would be severely limited in how he could contribute to Falcon and Winter Soldier’s missions because of his age. While Spider-Man: Far From Home hinted that he died, the Avengers most likely just chose to say Cap died fighting Thanos. It’d be hard to explain all the wrinkles otherwise. So unless Captain America comes back in flashbacks or old footage as Peggy once did for him, don’t expect a chiseled, strong Chris Evans to make an appearance. 

The cast of 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' on stage at D23.
Kevin Feige, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, and Wyatt Russell of ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ on stage at D23 | Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

Why did Captain America leave in ‘Endgame’?

Considering all Cap’s done for Earth and his team, it can be hard to imagine him leaving in the first place. But co-writer Christopher Markus shed some light on the reasoning for sending him off that way. “Stephen [McFeely] and I are just so taken with the idea that Steve went back and somehow, therefore, has always been back. And he got to live his life,” Markus said at San Diego Comic-Con, according to ScreenRant.  

Markus wanted to give Cap the life he deserved after all of his service. “We sent him back so that he could become a whole person, and finally come home from the war. We didn’t want him to go back and just keep adventuring, we wanted him to rest. And the only way we could come to that solution is if there are two Caps. Which I’m okay with,” Markus said. 

Falcon isn’t the new Captain America

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan on the red carpet at D23.
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan at the D23 Expo | The Walt Disney Company/Image Group LA via Getty Images

With Sam as the lead on the show and the new owner of Cap’s shield, it’ll be just fine that Steve is a senior citizen. But don’t get it twisted: Falcon is still Falcon. “I’m not Captain America. Just because he told me to hold his shield, he didn’t say ‘you’re Captain America now,’” Mackie told IGN in August. “He’s like, ‘I’m gonna go back and see my girl, call me if something happens. I don’t wanna carry this dumb shield.”

With all these ideas floating around, the wait for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is already highly anticipated. Is it fall 2020 yet?