Ever since Avengers: Endgame released last year, all fans have been talking about the ‘what if’s’ of the story, citing what would have the result, had the ending been different to the movie. However, they have come up with a few alternative ends to the blockbuster where they share that things would have been different if Iron Man aka Tony Stark didn’t have to sacrifice his life to kill Thanos and Captain America would take the place.
The different ending
On the other hand, Doctor Steven Strange has already said that it was Stark’s snap that could save them all as it was seen by him in Avengers: Infinity War, with the 14,000,605 futures he predicted.
However, Captain America didn’t have any nanotech body armour that could have helped him reproducing the Infinity Gauntlet for him. Hence, the only way would be available to keep the Gauntlet away from Thanos.
But he wouldn’t have been survived by this as there are two things that need to be remembered are Rogers’ superhuman metabolism and the energy consumed after using Stones. It is also important to remember, that Thanos and Hulk’s respective doings had affected the entire universe, while this one took the other way.
Meanwhile, Cap would have died more quickly than Iron Man, who got some extra minutes to say the final goodbyes because of his nanotech suit.
Therefore, if the different ending would have seen, can Stark have a long storyline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? But it seemed impossible as he and Pepper Potts were to leave the Iron Man suit and live happily with their daughter Morgan.
While this story could provide Stark’s story with a happy ending, Captain America’s would have got a worse ending too. From the beginning to the final battle with the Mad Titan, Rogers has been considered as the best character in the MCU. This is why the end of the movie makes real and also satisfying than any other imagining stories.