At the end of Avengers: Endgame Captain America takes up the assignment to return all the six Infinity Stones to their original timelines. But he does not only returns all the Infinity stones he also goes on to live the life he wanted – to stay with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).
When he returns from the past, we see Captain America sitting nearby a river as an older man with a wedding ring. Sam goes to talk to him and then we see he passes on his Shield to his partner Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) who humbly accepts it.
Which raises the question – why the Captain America Shield was passed on to Sam Wilson aka Falcon instead of Bucky (Sebastian Stan). Even in the comics, Sam Wilson gets the shield after Bucky had his time with the shield.
So today, I’m to give you some of the reasons why Bucky didn’t get Captain America’s shield.
1) He Is White Wolf
Bucky has now acquired a new identity known as the White Wolf, a name given to him by the Wakandan people. In the comics, White Wolf was the adopted brother of T’Challa and worked as a mercenary. And now with the plan for the next Captain America is sorted out. Marvel can now focus on portraying Bucky as the full-fledged White Wolf.
2) Trust Needs To Be Earned
Besides Captain America, we have not seen a lot of interaction between Bucky and the other Avengers.
If we assume there’s going to be an Avengers team post Endgame. He might get a place in the team because Steve Rogers will vouch for him and he even fought on the right side in Infinity War and Endgame. But no one will also be able to forget how he brutally murdered Iron Man’s parents. So being on the team as a next Captain America. I don’t think it will go well with other Avengers.
3) Captain America Is A Symbol
Steve Rogers knows that Captain America is more than one man. He is a symbol to both America and the world. And with the symbol which is too important. It cannot be handed over to someone whom the world cannot trust.
Bucky has proved that he’s not a monster created by Hydra by fighting on the right with Thanos. But there’s a difference between redemption and having the privilege of being Captain America.
So, guys, these were some of the reason why I think Bucky was not given Captain America’s Shield. What do you guys think about it tell me in the comment section below?