While devotees find this highly annoying, you can see why Endgame’s the authors and administrators preserve doing it. They expended years working on this franchise, and couldn’t possibly fit all their ideas into the final movie. They are also aware that fans are always thirsty for more behind-the-scenes info, so why shouldn’t they give interviews asking what really happened to many reputations off-screen? The question is this clashes with the artistic infatuation with official canon.
As any forestalled Harry Potter love will tell you , nothing is canon unless it sounds the books–or in Marvel’s dispute, the movies. That’s why there’s still such a furor over Dumbledore’s virility. Rowling insists that Dumbledore is gay, but this was never covered in the books and is barely even subtext in the Fantastic Beasts movies. It’s just a word-of-god proclamation from a scribe whose sentiments are increasingly contentious among her own fanbase.
Along with general shows like the Russo friends saying the Infinity Stones weren’t actually destroyed in Endgame, we’ve seen something similar play out with Marvel’s stance to faggot representation. Keepers of the Galaxy director James Gunn once said that there are LGBTQ attributes in the MCU, but they are only haven’t appeared on-screen yet–a moronic proclamation, because events merely “exist” if in the MCU they appear in a movie. Similarly, the Russo brothers recently hinted that an unnamed major reputation will soon come out as homosexual. It’s no coincidence that many of these non-canon shows focus on queer attributes because Hollywood is notoriously unwilling to show these fibs on-screen.
The most ridiculous post-movie statement is a joint effort from the Russo brothers and Endgame’s columnists, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Basically, they have wildly different ideas about what happened in their own film.
As we already discussed, Captain America’s time-travel epilogue makes no smell on a logical or feelings height. Nonetheless, the Russos did at least commit their official explanation: Steve Rogers traveled to an alternate universe, where he married an alternate Peggy Carter before returning to Endgame’s timeline as an old man. While this did introduce some new difficulties( for instance, this alternate timeline now includes two Steve Rogers at once ), it at the least clarified a preferably disorient culminating. That is, until McFeely told the Hollywood Reporter that he envisages Steve traveled back to the past and was secretly married to Peggy all along.” It was always our intention that he was the father of[ Peggy’s] two children ,” he explained.
If the film’s writers and leads can’t even agree on what happened, it’s no wonder this storyline felt self-contradictory.
These clashing revealings are kryptonite for anyone who wants a clear idea of the official canon, but in the long run, this may be a good thing. In the same way that much of Harry Potter fandom has effectively divorced itself from Rowling, Endgame’s post-film edicts may stimulate more Marvel love to develop a relaxed sentiment to canon. The MCU is a corporate behemoth that can’t perhaps preserve everyone joyful, so instead of railing against bad storytelling choices, it may be a better idea to take a leaf from fanfiction’s book, and only ignore them entirely.