Avengers: Endgame concept art reveals an early look at the Captain America (Chris Evans) vs. Captain America fight in the film. There's a lot of memorable moments in the Joe and Anthony Russo culminating film, making it a satisfying cap off to the Infinity Saga. Most of these scenes were made possible thanks to the time heist which had the surviving heroes revisit events of previous MCU films — some of them even seeing their past selves.
It's only Steve Rogers, however, who had the chance to fight the 2012 version of himself in Endgame— something that he really didn't enjoy. After successfully acquiring the Scepter/Mind Stone from the SHIELD/HYDRA operatives, the present time Captain America encountered his old self, who thought that he's Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in disguise. This resulted in the pair going at it with each other. At one point, the younger Captain America almost bested his future self, until 2023 Steve Rogers played mind tricks by stealthily whispering that Bucky (Sebastian Stan) is alive.
Thanks to Ryan Meinerding, fans can now see how the Captain America vs. Captain America fight was initially conceptualized. The Marvel Studios Visual Development Head shared a concept art he created for the said moment in Endgame, he added that he drew other variations of the scene but didn't reveal anything more. Check it out below:
Looking at Meinerding's illustration, it doesn't seem like much has changed to what ended up on the big screen. Both versions of Captain America have their respective shields and the fight was mostly shown from 2023 Steve Rogers' perspective which makes sense since he's one of the key figures in Endgame. To blend in with his surroundings, the time-traveling Super Soldier is also dressed in his classic uniform, but this would've made it difficult to keep track who's who during the fight. In order to resolve this dilemma, Marvel Studios had the present Steve to not wear the character's signature cowl.
As everyone waits for new MCU content, fans are revisiting the Infinity Saga just to get their Marvel fix. Admittedly, the franchise will look very different without some of the universe's founding heroes in it. However, while Iron Man's (Robert Downey Jr.) arc is wrapped-up nicely and Natasha Romanoff's story ending properly in Black Widow, only Captain America has a better chance of returning. It's worth noting that despite the happy ending he got in Avengers: Endgame, there is still a string of questions regarding the specifics of his final fate. It's uncertain if Marvel Studios is looking to address these lingering plot points, but they can certainly use it to bring the Super Soldier back.