'Avengers: Endgame': Here's why this Cap-Peggy scene is Russo Brothers' favorite shot from the movie
'That long crane shot to find Cap and Peggy in the window... our favorite shot in the movie,' said the Russo Brothers
Comicbook.com's quarantine watch party, featuring the Russo Brothers, revealed a lot of behind the scenes moments and commentary as the directors of 'Avengers: Endgame' live-tweeted a rewatch of the film along with the film. As the movie wound down, the Russos shared what their favorite shot of the entire movie was: Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) finally getting that last dance together.
'Avengers: Endgame' ends with Captain America ending his superheroic exploits with a jaunt through time, returning the Infinity Stones to their rightful places in the timestream. When he was done, instead of returning to the present, Steve chooses to retire, and take full advantage of the opportunities that time travel has to offer. Just moments after he enters the time stream, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) notices an old man by the waterfront.
This is none other than Steve Rogers himself and here the Russo brothers jokingly point out that "he's not that old" with some behind-the-scenes footage of Chris Evans fooling around on set. He retired from the life of a superhero after being reunited with his one true love, Peggy Carter, taking up on that one last dance he promised her, just before he lost himself to the ice.
"That long crane shot to find Cap and Peggy in the window... our favorite shot in the movie," said the Russo brothers, online, a peek from the outside world at Cap's final moments in the movie. After having spent the majority of his superhero career as a man out of time, trapped in the future, he chooses to hang up his shield and share a life with the woman he loves, back in the era he belongs to.
It's been a little over a year since 'Avengers: Endgame' released, and that moment still resonates with a lot of fans. However, there's a strong vocal part of the fandom who dislike the scene and dislike the idea that Captain America would choose to retire. And there's an even more vocal part of the fandom who wish he ended up with Bucky instead.
'Avengers: Endgame' is available to stream on Disney+.