Warning! Possible spoilers for Captain America: Civil War below.
Back in January, a rumor emerged that the Russo Brothers had filmed a total of four death scenes for Captain America: Civil War, with three of them providing multiple alternate endings so as to avoid any leaks.
Today, the movie’s writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, have decided to set the record straight.
In a new interview with Uproxx, the dynamic writing duo -- the guys wrote all three Captain America movies and are also tasked with penning the hotly anticipated two-parter Avengers: Infinity War -- were asked about those alternate ending rumors. Here’s their very passionate answer:
“No, I saw that on the internet and that’s crap,” says McFeely. “I read, we read we filmed three deaths.”
“This is very much the movie we’ve always intended on where we wanted to stand and where we wanted to leave it,” added Markus.
When I mentioned that, “That’s crap,” was a very strong response, McFeely doubled down, even citing his own potential headline, “That’s crap, says Steve McFeely.”
Markus adds, speaking of McFeely, “When you google ‘crap,’ tomorrow, your name will come up.”
There you have it, no multiple endings were filmed for the comic-book movie.
Besides the rumored death of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), the three additional death scenes that were said to have been filmed (which has now been debunked) were that of James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine (Don Cheadle) -- who, from the trailers, we already know will at least be severely injured -- Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). It's possible that any one of these characters will turn up dead at the end of the film (and hey, as far as we know, a number of other characters could also meet their end), but the film's writers just made it clear that they aren't trying to trick us with multiple endings.
As for how Captain America: Civil War really ends, I guess we'll have to wait and see come May 6.