If you’ve been a fan of the Captain America movies or Chris Evans in the role there are two people you should be thanking. Those would be franchise screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have been writing for the Steve Rogers for a majority of his time in the MCU with Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and closing-out Steve Rogers’ run in Avengers: Endgame.

While speaking with the LATimes they’ve revealed why Rogers as their favorite character arc in the film and explain where the “That’s America’s ass” line comes from.

LA TIMES: What was your favorite character arc to write or see come to a conclusion?

MARKUS: We’ve been with Steve Rogers since his first movie and to see him finally get some measure of peace … I mean, as upright and upstanding a character and as relatively positive as he is, he’s had nothing but sacrifice. He has put himself aside at every turn. And to feel that satisfaction of him finally going back and getting with Peggy and experiencing that makes me very happy.

LA TIMES: Where did that “That’s America’s ass!” line come from?

MCFEELY: It’s a little meta. Chris Evans has never been comfortable with that outfit from the first “Avengers” movie. And so in the rearview mirror, it’s a little way to wink at how that was then and this is now. And then it sort of just built from there. By the time we got to the fight scene where he defeated himself, his butt is on the ground and was just sitting there for a callback.

LA TIMES: What bothered him about the outfit?

MARKUS: I think it’s the color, but also his ears are covered in that outfit. When he puts on the helmet, he has these little Princess Leia dents over his ears and it throws the whole thing off. You wouldn’t normally think that an ear is an important part of an outfit but it balances everything in a way that when they go, you look dorky.

While we’re getting Falcon and Winter Soldier streaming series on Disney+, I’m a little curious if we’ll ultimately see Sam Wilson take on the Captain America mantle in the films now that old man Rogers handed Sam his shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame.


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