Captain America meets Red Skull to return the Soul Stone in a brand new Avengers: Endgame fan-art. As original arch-enemies, Johann Schmidt and Steve Rogers have first represented in Captain America: The First Avenger in the 1940s.
Both receivers of the Super Soldier Serum – despite different versions and effects, the pair will not reunite until 2023 at the end of Thanos’ defeat.
After resurrecting those destroyed from the snap and defeating Mad Titan and his minions, only one final mission had to be done – return all the Infinity Stones to the particular time and place settings so as not to create anything different timelines.
Steve was chosen to serve the final Endgame, bringing all six stones back to their original locations – which meant reuniting with his old nemesis Red Skull, the gatekeeper of the Vormir, the place the soul stone was kept.
This is something that was not played on screen, which made it a favourite topic of conversation among fans – one of them even visualizes what that meeting might have looked like.
The latest creation of digital artist Camille Vialet imagines that Captain America faces its old nemesis in Vormir. As seen in the picture, the Super Soldier wore his Quantum Realm costume similar to the time he first wore it in the Endgame and was with his signature shield. Check it out below:
There are a couple of interesting details in the artwork mentioned above. First, when Captain America returned in time for his final mission, his shield was absent. In fact, before Thanos’ defeat, Mad Titan had already broken into pieces when he repeatedly hacked it with his sword.
Secondly, it is interesting that Steve is just handing Soul Stone to Red Skull. Given how powerful the Infinity Stones are, coupled with his ugly history with the villain, it may be assumed that he refuses to give it to Red Skull without explaining how he ended up in Vormir.
As of now, Marvel Studios has no plans to reveal what happened during Red Skull’s encounter with Captain America, and their entire final mission is to reunite with Peggy Carter. And whether or not they intended to tackle this hovering plot remains to be seen.
Kevin Feige and his team should know, however, that fans will be interested to see what this face-to-face look like has been proven by many pieces of fan-art. In the meantime, it’s safe to say that this will continue to be a fan favourite topic of conversation when discussing Avengers: Endgame.