By now, Marvel fans know that Captain America almost met a gruesome fate in Avengers: Endgame, but the bloody demise went beyond an idea.
While Marvel fans were grieving Iron Man and Black Widow, there was some relief that Steve Rogers did not die in Avengers: Endgame.
According to EW, the 2014 version of Thanos would have laid waste to the Avengers, throwing the severed head of Captain America at the good guys’ feet in defiance.
Joe Russo said: “We had most of the script working except for the third act, because Anthony and I were clinging to this concept that we wanted Thanos to walk up to the Avengers and throw Captain America’s head on the ground.
Screenwriter Christopher Markus said Captain America would have had his helmet on, but Thanos didn’t have his helmet when Thor chopped it off.
As it is, fans were generally pleased with the third act as it turned out: Rogers and Carter got their happy ending, and Sam got the shield.
An interviewer at the Hollywood Reporter noted that Evans’ profane character seemed almost like a rebuke to Captain America.