Why Avengers: Endgame's Biggest Plot Hole Actually Makes Sense

  • Published on May 13, 2019
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    While we enjoyed nearly three hours of epic moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe during Avengers: Endgame, all anyone seems to be debating is one of the final moments. You know the one -- Old Man Steve Rogers shows up on the lakeside bench, reveals he spent the rest of his lifetime in the past and decides to pass his shield onto the Falcon.
    According to the film’s own timeline rules -- people were pretty quick to cry FOUL and point out the major issues with old man Captain America, but we’re here to tell you -- this wasn’t a plot hole at all. The writers and directors didn’t just go all willy nilly and toss the scene in for story closure. Everything was meticulously thought out and planned -- just not fully explained on screen. So, now we will become the true heroes of the story and break down how Steve Roger’s off-screen adventures were not a plot hole at all and how he didn’t break up Peggy Carter’s family or erase them from a timeline -- even though it clearly seems that way.
    Thankfully, the three hour runtime of Endgame allowed the filmmakers to squeeze in plenty of exposition, explaining their rules of time travel and what we would all expect when the Avengers traveled back in time and through multiple eras. The rules were laid out by Professor Hulk, questions were asked, we were given answers, and everything all seemed to make sense. Right up until Steve Rogers goes to return all of the Infinity Stones and comes back as an old man. So what exactly happened there?! Learn how Captain America was able to travel back through time, live his whole life in happiness and return to the present day where he secured the future of the Captain America mantle for everyone!
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  • Nataly Golubitsky
    Nataly Golubitsky 2 hours ago

    Tbh your explanation is way more confusing from the actual thing. I literally understood it all from the comments. You are shaping the truth for views.

  • Wesley Gallagher
    Wesley Gallagher 2 hours ago

    I'm cool with it and loved the ending. But to think Capt isnt helping with 9/11, JFK or Syriana

  • Chrstphre Campbell
    Chrstphre Campbell 3 hours ago

    i hate time travel rationalizations.

  • InsaneTacoz
    InsaneTacoz 16 hours ago

    Between this, Looper, and all the Far From Home "trailers" (if you even want to call them that), these people just have WAY too much time on their hands.

  • jamestheawsome100
    jamestheawsome100 19 hours ago

    So Steve went back in time to live with Peggy, saved up a few Pym particles then traveled back to the present to give Sam his shield?

  • Narain Jokhan
    Narain Jokhan 23 hours ago

    i thing he also went back in time and showed tony stark what will happen so that tony will come again in the avenger that is what i also think happened

  • Rico Valentin
    Rico Valentin Day ago +1

    The thing is bringing back the Space Stone.
    Steve brought it back to the 1970s. But the Space Stone was taken by Loki in 2012, which was not part of the original timeline.
    So, if Cap never prevented Loki from getting the Tesseract and use it to escape custody, then there is a dark timeline just the way the Ancient One discribed.
    Possibly that is how they start the Loki TV series?

    • Corderrol Harris
      Corderrol Harris 17 hours ago

      Darkest Timeline you say? Evil Steve and Evil Toooony. *double clap*

  • Олег Тепляков

    Please, don't try to justify Oldman steve, it IS a plothole. Russo brothers admited, it IS a plothole

  • hallo Gunther
    hallo Gunther Day ago

    I mean... he could have just traveld back to the point where he just crashed the plane. Peggy was still in love with him, she didn't have a boyfriend and he wouldn't destroy a family because the family didn't exist until a few year later.

  • Ray D Ology
    Ray D Ology Day ago

    Peggy Carter died... So when Steve showed up as an old man, he'd have been a widower.

  • jaBin RodRiguez
    jaBin RodRiguez Day ago

    old man cap should be played by Clint Eastwood

  • James Rosoman
    James Rosoman 2 days ago

    Peggy didn't become agent Carter then and helped form Shield ( 1946/9 ) and nothing she did really happened? Tony father still helps form a different Shield with any Peggy Carter later Sharon Carter never entered shield or become an agent? Or Peggy and Steve formed a team of ex soldiers team called Nomad with help from a friend who will remain nameless but it can be said his a very rich? As for affecting the mainstream of time there's no one person who can afford to stay onside of chance but it's not Steve but sometime in the the past a odds mount up and the other Steve Rogers turns up with time nothing is what seems?

  • Dolly Thingz
    Dolly Thingz 2 days ago +1

    meh, I am still confused.

  • raiyu1985
    raiyu1985 2 days ago

    Steve Rogers the original Jody Boy :D

  • tennis chimp
    tennis chimp 2 days ago

    Or he could come back minutes after he crashed the plane and say that he jumped from it. Then everyone will think that there is no cap in the crashed plane, so they won’t go searching for him. And there will only be one cap on earth that is still alive.

  • Spekta Sam
    Spekta Sam 2 days ago

    Peggy Carter married Chief Souza, this is just my theory. Remember Chief Souza was injured in war and Peggy says Steve rescues the person who would later become her husband. It just makes sense to me with the way Agent Carter season 2 ended

  • Igbo Thunder
    Igbo Thunder 2 days ago

    I still don’t get how it can be fully possible. Because in the film when they went to 2012 to get the stone from the septer we saw 2 Tony’s (one from the past and the present one). So when tony goes to return the stones did he not meet his former self once again? Please someone explain what I’m missing? I love this movie and I just want to make sense of this part

  • Georgе Iliev
    Georgе Iliev 2 days ago

    What I said moth ago, Cap just got back in time where he got with Peggy, not alternate timeline but HE IS HER HUSBAND, but so there is no change to the timeline, Stive told her about everything and to keep it in secret, that`s why there aren`t pictures of her husband, after all SHE WAS A SPY. So cap left her before Captain America: The Winter Soldier, that way there is no chanche, no nothing, Peggy is with althimer and so she can`t get the stuff right, the words "You`ve came back are simply cus she saw her husband ...!

  • molochfeeds
    molochfeeds 3 days ago

    Enter ,the SJW complete takeover of the MCU .

  • RazorEdgeFrisbee
    RazorEdgeFrisbee 3 days ago +3

    This didn't explain anything. If anything it's just molding the question to fit their answer lol.

  • Marvel Maddy
    Marvel Maddy 3 days ago

    How cap get old? Is there a anti super soldier serum?

  • Mere Tagicaki
    Mere Tagicaki 3 days ago +2

    In the last explanation :
    Ohhhh ok ok
    Wait what were you talking about
    Because it is so fast what u say

  • Rodney Johnstone
    Rodney Johnstone 3 days ago

    You guys ASSUME way too much here!!! How much did Disney pay you guys to do this bullshit video? did they just send you the script or go ahead and make it for you?
    No really, this is setting the stage for Kang the Conquerer!

  • tim
    tim 3 days ago

    Maybe he dressed up with a disguise and did superhero stuff and he’ll show up as some random superhero in someone else’s movie. They’ll get close and he’ll reveal his self as Steve Rogers

  • Bad News BK
    Bad News BK 3 days ago

    Or...Cap went back, stayed with Peggy and was smart about it. Assuming he both didn't get involved with events he knew needed to happen and maybe got involved to ensure other events did (I'd watch a film where Steve Rodgers stops a conspiracy from sabotaging the moon landing), he could have gone back and stayed in the same timeline. Hell, maybe Steve was always meant to go back. Thus, when he appears at the end it is more than possible it is the same timeline. More than possible I would argue.

  • TotallyNotGio
    TotallyNotGio 4 days ago +1

    Yeah that’s great and all, but did you even consider how past Thor felt after present Thor stole his hammer?

  • M Hall
    M Hall 4 days ago

    I need to see this movie made!

  • Ubbe Ragnarsson
    Ubbe Ragnarsson 4 days ago

    I don't think he got back with Peggy in the 1970's, because wouldn't that mean she's about 25 years older than him at that point? I always figured he got back with her in 1945 or so.

  • Carlos Silva
    Carlos Silva 5 days ago

    You're obviously over theorizing. I really don't think Marvel or the Russo's have actually thought of all the things you've just stated. Great video, though

  • gachi
    gachi 5 days ago

    How’s everyone forgetting the other plot hole when Nebula gets captured and 2014 Nebula takes her Pym particles and gives it to Thanos, but somehow makes it back to 2019 at the same time as the other Avengers with no Pym particle even though 2014 Nebula should return late, but she returned with no Pym particles, because she gave it to Thanos to teleport his ship into 2019. Also, how did Thanos know how to use the Pym particles?

  • Luke Bowyer
    Luke Bowyer 5 days ago

    He didn't need to use the pin particles to travel back. In his dimension, his future self would have gone back in time to see peggy carter. It still fits the rules set in the movie because the rules in the movie are under the assumption that whatever change is made in the past has not been made in theirs. If the MCU takes place in the dimension created by Cap going back then the plot hole was never there to begin with. Cap's time travel is essentially one giant loop of time. The cap they are talking to at the end is the cap from 80 years in their future. The cap at the end is not the same cap as the one that just left. The one that just left is still in the past. The cap from 80 years in the future, which has now caught up to their present (his past) is sitting on the bench. Since they lived. The cap on the bench is actually the cap that would have been in the year 2103 (80 years from 2023) if he had not time traveled.

  • Dre King
    Dre King 5 days ago

    Nope not correct at all, Hulk himself stated he's no expert on time travel and neither was Tony even though he created a working time machine which Thanos destroyed along with the van... the other TM, Cap couldn't return the stones to Vormir nor As hard because he wouldn't know how and would get caught on Asguard. Those GPS devices were surely destroyed during that huge battle.

  • Richard Scully
    Richard Scully 5 days ago

    This video is horrible. Complete waste of time.

  • Timothy Duffy
    Timothy Duffy 5 days ago

    Now what we need is a Cap and Cater series or trilogy.

    KRISHNAN SOFT 6 days ago

    How did ppl from asgard came back even before they collect all stone , snap and all

  • Stephen Basso
    Stephen Basso 6 days ago

    They never elaborated on what Dr Strange did to the time stone in Infinity war. I think that is a larger plot hole in endgame. Or did I miss something?

  • superdude
    superdude 6 days ago +4

    except the directors said the mystery husband was steve

  • philbio66
    philbio66 6 days ago

    What happened to the Captain America from the original timeline?

  • Russell Blaik
    Russell Blaik 6 days ago

    what if its not captain America sitting on the bench but one of the true evil skrull? it is possible that with the changes that others could of used the same tech to intercept him while he was alone and use that for there own plans

  • TheDmanWiThiN
    TheDmanWiThiN 7 days ago

    I still don't get how you can create a new timeline and still go back to a future that once existed. For example, you take Thors hammer and come to the future you're in a future that has no hammer because it was taken from the past. There wouldn't be two hammers.

  • Adrian Schneider
    Adrian Schneider 7 days ago

    It never was a plothole it was just no nobrainer plot

  • Timber Wolf
    Timber Wolf 7 days ago

    old man Rogers is actually noobmaster69 .... remember you heard it here first

  • Anonomous
    Anonomous 7 days ago

    The new men in Black has a biggy small scenario scene 😂

  • Jeffrey Martinez
    Jeffrey Martinez 7 days ago

    Were was Peggy went they found Steve we’re they working for gov

  • Bearcat426
    Bearcat426 7 days ago

    the reach on this man

  • daniel mahoney
    daniel mahoney 7 days ago

    I'd say, more likely, a widowed Peggy Carter.

  • Prince Leo Sword
    Prince Leo Sword 7 days ago

    Cap, that happy ending was well earned!

  • Super Duper S.P
    Super Duper S.P 8 days ago

    9:36 *Margaret*

  • GuY G
    GuY G 8 days ago

    caption America the return of the stones.awesome movie tile huh.

  • Twickzys
    Twickzys 8 days ago +3

    Next video: why tony stark breathed 56 times in endgame

  • Thomas Kane
    Thomas Kane 8 days ago

    Makes sense

  • Sal C
    Sal C 8 days ago

    Do you think Steve time travel before he got the serum that's how he turn old

  • Marco Derege
    Marco Derege 8 days ago

    And what did captain America do with the frozen himself? If he woke up in 2011 Peggy would know that Steve Rogers was found in the ice, but Steve Rogers is there with her

  • Death By Design Graphics

    So exactly how old is Steve at the end of endgame? I think he ages at about half the rate of a normal human, so I'm guess anywhere between 150 and 200.

  • Te' Lisa Nelson
    Te' Lisa Nelson 8 days ago

    But the writers said he went back in time to 1948.

  • Carrick Parker
    Carrick Parker 8 days ago +1

    No one gonna talk about there being two Steves in that timeline? Old Steve just coolin on the couch with a cold one watching young Steve crash Helicarriers in the reflecting pond like, “Haha, classic me.”

  • Thor Odinson
    Thor Odinson 8 days ago

    Where did he put Thor’s hammer?

  • Shannon Clements
    Shannon Clements 8 days ago

    @screenrant Everybody insinuates that Captain America went back in time and took Peggy for himself which would've altered the timeline. Even if he waited he still would've altered the timeline. So he went back & took Peggy & Tony's advice and fell in love with someone else. But even then he still altered the timeline because that new woman he picked up & fell in love with married & lived with belonged to somebody else. The only way to enjoy his life is to live the life he was already living. That is his true life! Same for Tony. Being that super hero is the life they chose in their true life. So therefore that IS his true life. Only falling in love with soneone from the present & moving ibto the future can they truly live like they want to. Just with somebodu else not from their past. To make it more plain. Going into the past & reliving it with the person you chose to leave behind makes somebody else's pictures fade. Not your own. Unless you mess with your direct lineage of course.

  • kmm718
    kmm718 8 days ago

    You totally nailed it!

  • Lsharp31012007
    Lsharp31012007 9 days ago

    It always made sense

  • BobCat
    BobCat 9 days ago

    how about 1960s ? seems like a fair trade off between age and the other husbands departure ?

  • Frederick Stuart
    Frederick Stuart 9 days ago

    This seriously hurt my head

  • Dannie 826
    Dannie 826 9 days ago +2

    5:03 - 5:43 That's all you need to watch to hear the theory

  • tristan catalan
    tristan catalan 9 days ago

    There is no plot hole!Steve lived a life not with peggy but with natasha.he got nat back after returning the soul stone.that is why he couldn't tell sam about this life that he lived when sam asked about it!

  • airlag
    airlag 9 days ago

    2:48 Steve Rogers did not need to return the stones to the exact location. He just needed to return them to the exact time. The elder one explained that the stones just needed to be anywhere in the universe. Even though, as later explained, with the quantum GPS he could jump to any point at any time in the multiverse.

  • Ricky Ricks
    Ricky Ricks 9 days ago

    Dude the way you explained..it all make sense.. Keep rockin..!🤘🏼

  • MovieMakinMonster
    MovieMakinMonster 9 days ago

    You put way more thought into this than the writers.

  • Ken Hogg
    Ken Hogg 9 days ago


  • Auxillary Priest
    Auxillary Priest 9 days ago

    Writers explained Steve is the husband and does have kids

  • Edwin F. Diaz Mendez

    6:32 don't come @ me but that is hot

  • Michael Ferri
    Michael Ferri 9 days ago

    captain, rogers just said it, ,,flag slows his aging down buy 2 x so he could live to 150 year old easily

  • Para Dox
    Para Dox 9 days ago

    Captain America Winter soldier and Civil war never happened because Cap was never there and anything he contributed to the Avengers is non and void. The falcon shouldn't even know who Steve Rogers is.

  • David Salcepuedes
    David Salcepuedes 10 days ago

    Ur theory is wrong

  • Bryan Miller
    Bryan Miller 10 days ago

    I really don't think any halfway intelligent person thought the old steve rogers ending was a plot hole.
    It literally was one of the few things in that movie that made perfect sense.

  • JonIsPatented
    JonIsPatented 10 days ago

    You could argue that captain America going into the past to be with Peggy is something that did happen in the past already and so Steve being the person that Steve saved makes sense still since it’s not a new future/past, it’d be the already established past. Steve could’ve existed in two forms this entire time.

  • mike santini
    mike santini 10 days ago

    He never seemed like the type to use the for entertainment

  • Moira Tiame
    Moira Tiame 10 days ago

    But in this theory…Steve still knows all the horrible things that will happen to the world and his best friend and did nothing...Jesus Christ...

    • Te' Lisa Nelson
      Te' Lisa Nelson 8 days ago

      He can change it but it still doesn't take away the fact that all of this stuff still exists. He could have went back to try and change it but you are still gonna have the world events being the same and such. Example: Bucky that's from 2023 that got brain washed etc and so forth is still going to be there. Him saving Bucky in the past is not going to save Bucky 2023 in the future. It will just be two different Bucky's. So it's not as bad as people may think when it comes to him sitting on the side lines letting what has already happened happen because it's not gonna change what happened.

  • jeffescantube
    jeffescantube 10 days ago

    u guys are idiots

  • jeffescantube
    jeffescantube 10 days ago

    any major change involving removing an infinity gem from the timeline. not just any major change, thats what d ancient one said so this whole video is bullshit

  • Light R
    Light R 10 days ago

    I wonder if he had a child

  • The Dabbing Penguin
    The Dabbing Penguin 10 days ago

    *Up Next:* Why Tony Stark to a breath over 1,000,000,000 times in *Endgame* ANSWER MIGHT *SHOCK* YOU

  • Armatige
    Armatige 10 days ago

    Yup, lost me with the car explanation. They (Ruso's) would not have put a car like that in the 1970's. The car was there as a time stamp. That stamp being 1940's post war.

  • Derek Jackson
    Derek Jackson 10 days ago +1

    The simplest solution is generally the correct one.
    Bruce Banner and the Ancient One are wrong and time travel does work like BttF. Thus, this video's explanation is irrelevant. Cap returned the stones, lived his new life in a new (but very similar) timeline, and then caught an Uber to the bench.

  • The Jarrod Wolfe
    The Jarrod Wolfe 11 days ago

    I think Steve was the husband all along, that's not to crazy if you think about it, nothing in the movies would change. I mean if he stayed in hiding then no one would have ever known so the timeline stays intact, I think that is why we also don't see a photo of the husband or why she kept her maiden name is because Steve wasn't supposed to exist.

  • Dana Housley-Preaster
    Dana Housley-Preaster 11 days ago

    So there is a Captain America running around with no SHIELD. Because he took the Shield from that Caps timeline

  • Markovicsable
    Markovicsable 11 days ago

    It was explained in the movie really clearly... if you take a stone from a timeline, it break the timeline into 2. If you put all stones back in the exact time and place where they where, it combines the 2 or several timelines back together. Steve put all stones back where they belonged, so after that he lived his life in the past up until the moment endgame "ended". So basicly there where 2 Captain Americas in the timeline right untill the original Cap gone back in time to restore the stones. Simple.

  • Erik Adalbert van Nagel

    What about Loki?

  • shimsy41
    shimsy41 11 days ago +1

    This explanation is SO convoluted. Easier explanation, when Cap went back in time he most definitely made a different timeline. It didn't matter what he did in the past cuz it was an alternate timeline. His return destination to the present was back to the Endgame timeline. So in the Endgame timeline, Cap still never married Peggy. Two separate timelines. Phew, that still seems complicated.......

  • Gotenhanku
    Gotenhanku 11 days ago

    Steve did go into an alternate timeline but he went back to the 40s and hooked up there. He would have changed a lot of stuff in that timeline because his nature would not allow him to not change things he could thus the alternate universe/timeline Steve created would look ALOT different to the one he returned back to in the end so he could pass on the shield and let them know he completed his mission. The reason being the alternate timeline/universe he left obviously no longer needed him or his shield cause he had changed ti so much thus he gave it to Falcon. Dunno if they will ever show the adventures Capt would have had in that other timeline but you can expect that they were probably pretty epic.

  • Deezy
    Deezy 11 days ago

    He returned to 1940

  • Matthew M. Dean
    Matthew M. Dean 11 days ago

    The issue is this movie contrived too many plot devices.

  • Piano na Prática - Oficial

    Did the old cap vanish in thanos snap, while he was with Peggy? And reappered ? Or the Thanos snap didn't happened in that time line? Hahaha that's crazy as hell so confusing.


    It was confirmed that the mystery husband is Steve.He had two kids with her and now there are 2 super soldier kids running around somewhere

  • Mr Will
    Mr Will 12 days ago

    Captain America: the quest for more depends

  • Wikters
    Wikters 12 days ago +21

    the best thing could be if Steve Rogers was the stan lee from all cameo's all this time

    • Wikters
      Wikters 9 days ago

      @airlag yeah but that would be a big plotwist

    • airlag
      airlag 9 days ago

      If anything, Stan Lee is the One Above All. Steve is not even close to that.

  • Suraj Kumar
    Suraj Kumar 12 days ago

    Marvel studios planning something... Incredible... For future avenger movie😬😏😏😏😏

  • Bas Hauwert
    Bas Hauwert 12 days ago

    But has he told peggy that he kissed her daughter?

  • Joey Mireles
    Joey Mireles 12 days ago

    I thought it to be way more simple than this video.
    If Gamora from the past was able to live in the future.
    Then why couldn’t Steve from the future, after returning the stones, still live as himself in the past?
    So while Steve was married to Peggy. Other Steve Rogers was still fighting alongside the avengers after being found in ice etc etc.
    Which would mean as he lived alongside Peggy Carter. Other Steve was still doing his duties up until him jumping back and thus the time loop theory that the Russo Brothers explained.

  • Izuku Midoriya
    Izuku Midoriya 12 days ago

    u actually dont make any sense

  • Sohil Ahmed
    Sohil Ahmed 12 days ago

    why is no one talking about Mind Stone
    who and how they got it in Iron Man's version of the gauntlet.
    We MCU fans who don't read comics but love characters would love that so much