I Fixed the Ending of Avengers: Endgame to Make Everyone Happy. You’re Welcome.
**Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, of course.**
The end of Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has made the internet angry, for lack of a better term. Whether because it, essentially, erases Agent Carter from the canon or because a favorite ship is officially thrown out the window, fans have strong feelings towards Steve Rogers’ ending, and they have the right to be mad.
We have all been on this journey for the last eleven years, and with that, we’ve grown attached to these characters in ways that make us feel as if we understand them better than those who officially helped to bring them to life within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which maybe we do, because we’re looking at it objectively through the lens of our favorite characters and not just from a storytelling perspective.
That being said, many of us understand that, sometimes, sacrifices have to be made for the sake of story, but with Avengers: Endgame, it just feels like they concluded Steve Rogers and his journey in a way that threw half their own storylines out the window. That’s especially because, in my opinion, they literally set it up to be open-ended and then … well, you know what happened. All of a sudden, Steve Rogers was always the father of Peggy Carter’s kids and the Russo brothers continue to look like the next set of J.K. Rowlings.
So, my proposed solution to this movie is simple: End the movie with Sam Wilson asking Steve Rogers “You going to tell me about that?” as he gestures to the wedding ring, and Steve responds with “No,” and we never see who Steve ended up with. Guess who’s happy? Literally every kind of fan, because we can live in the world of our fanfiction and who we think Steve Rogers settles down with, without having it dictated to us.
To be quite honest, I think those in charge of decisions don’t think about the fandom aspect of their actions that much. Or maybe they do, but whatever the truth is, this movie literally could have been fixed for everyone with one cut scene and the change of one word.
You don’t have to aim to appease every fan when you do something. That’s impossible, but you could have easily made the end of Endgame something we could all use for ourselves or, I guess, erase your own television show and make it so that Steve Rogers made out with his own niece. Whatever.
(image: Marvel Entertainment)
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