5 Infinity War stories we almost had if Captain America and Iron Man had reunited


Infinity War’s screenwriters say there could have been a Cap/Iron Man reunion in the movie, which could have easily influenced several events throughout the film.

Warning: If you have not seen Avengers: Infinity War and don’t want to be spoiled, turn back now. 

Avengers: Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely spoke with Yahoo Movies about the Tony Stark and Steve Rogers feud that gave us all of Captain America: Civil War. The two friends were torn apart because of what the Winter Soldier did. Many thought that Infinity War would provide them with a way to fix that fractured relationship.

The problem? The reunion just didn’t really work with this movie. But there are drafts out there somewhere that do have Tony and Steve mending their broken bond.

“Our first sort of wonky draft, the idea that they had to get back in the same room together and deal with that, meant that you’re slowing down your Thanos [Infinity] Stones plot to deal with other threads from other movies,” McFeely told Yahoo.

He continued that as much as the two wanted to work that story out, it “became clear that this movie needed to be propulsive and be about Thanos and what he represented to the Avengers.”

So with that, we take a look at five things that could have happened following Cap and Iron Man making up.

1. Tony/Steve’s friendship

Fans loved the initial relationship between Steve and Tony. (Some may have even tried to ship the two.) Recently though, the problem with these two is they’re always fighting or at odds with each other. The last we saw them, they weren’t even speaking. So to have them reconnect and talk things through, we’d finally see that friendship coming into view once more.

2. The full Avengers

Maybe if Tony and Steve had mended their relationship, we could have had all the Avengers together. Everyone is so scattered right now, both geographically and emotionally. If Tony had actually called Steve, there is a slim chance that most of the Avengers could have ended up together.

These two are very much leading men for the group, and the rest look up to them. Seeing them working together right from the start could have helped with better planning and fighting. Now, it wouldn’t have been as exciting a movie… but at least we’d know where everyone was at any given time.

3. A chance against Thanos

The Avengers really didn’t stand a chance. Everyone was divided, they were barely speaking, and no one knew when or where Thanos was coming from. So they all had to just hope and pray that everything worked out. It obviously didn’t.

Maybe if Tony and Cap had made up, they could have formed some kind of plan rather than Tony going to space with Dr. Strange while Cap brought the battle to Wakanda for whatever reason since even the elite Wakanda weaponry was no match for Thanos.

4. Peter and Falcon scenes

We got a glimpse of the kind of relationship that Sam Wilson and Peter Parker had together in Captain America: Civil War. But it isn’t enough. These two characters seem to just have a dynamic that fans love and maybe if Tony and Steve had reunited, we could have seen more of that.

Falcon is Steve’s best friend and Peter is the (basically) adoptive son of Tony Stark. So if those two finally reconnected, we could have had Falcon being annoyed by everything Peter was doing and Peter being in love with how cool Falcon was.

5. More Bucky Barnes

This is a big one because Bucky Barnes is a fan favorite. But because he was in Wakanda to help his mental state, he wasn’t really in the movie for too long. In fact, he was only there for about two minutes in total. So if Steve and Tony had made up and devised a plan with all the Avengers, Bucky could have been more useful fighting alongside his longtime friend. We could have even seen an interesting dynamic develop between Steve, Tony, and Bucky. Bucky and Tony may have gotten along pretty well, them having a similar swagger and all.

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Basically, the movie would have turned out differently if Cap and Iron Man had reunited and potentially made up from the start. Then again, it wouldn’t have been as emotional. Seeing our Avengers split up across the universe was intentional, making their losses all the more devastating.

You can see Avengers: Infinity War in theaters now.