Avengers: Endgame Deleted Scene Would’ve Addressed A Big Captain America Plot Hole


While Avengers: Endgame neatly tied up some of the series’ long-standing mysteries and hanging plot threads, it also introduced a handful of burning questions, especially when it comes to Captain America’s ending. While some fans were pleased with how things turned out for Steve Rogers, others weren’t, and the film’s directors and screenwriters disagree on how the movie’s time travel mechanics should be interpreted.

That being said, it looks like one of Endgame‘s deleted scenes was going to directly address a separate plot hole, which stems from Cap’s first film. As reported by the Daily Express, Marvel screenwriter Christopher Markus recently talked to Yahoo about a niggling question from 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. 

At some point during Endgame, an original draft had the Avengers discussing where they should retrieve the Infinity Stones, all while poking fun at inconsistencies from some of the MCU’s earlier films. In one scene, Rhodey/War Machine would have asked Steve why he didn’t simply jump out of the plane at the end of The First Avenger. Fans will undoubtedly remember that, during World War II, Captain America sacrificed himself by crashing a Hydra airship into the Arctic. Screenwriter Stephen McFeely also chimed in, asking why there were no parachutes onboard.

Of course, if Rogers hadn’t crashed and frozen himself in a block of ice, he never would have been revived decades later. Similarly, both of Avengers: Endgame‘s screenwriters pointed out how Rocket and Thor had the option to retrieve the Tesseract from Odin’s vault during their trip to Asgard. Granted, if they’d done so, Loki wouldn’t have used it to escape from custody following the Chitauri invasion in New York. So, in the end, everything worked out as it needed to.