Marvel reportedly bringing major character back from the dead for new Disney Plus show

One of Marvel's most rumored projects could be about to bring back a familiar face.
Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019
Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019 /

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow, the saga is taking us to different worlds, dimensions, and timelines. It's all a part of the Multiverse Saga, which might just be the most ambitious thing that Marvel Studios has tackled yet. And none of it would have been possible without the absolutely monumental Avengers: Endgame.

The film saw the Avengers travel through time, which ultimately paved the way for much of the stories that would come next. Now, a new rumor suggests that a potentially upcoming Disney Plus series could serve as a direct sequel to that film, bringing back a once-dead character to tie up a major plotline from the story.

The Ancient One rumored to return in Captain America series

According to a new report from Marvel scooper Rejected Scooper, Tilda Swinton will reprise her role as The Ancient One in the long-rumored Captain America series for Disney Plus. The report doesn't detail too much, but it does suggest that her appearance would likely be a cameo as Steve Rogers would have to return to New York City in 2012 (during the events of The Avengers) to return the Time Stone.

While Marvel Studios has not yet confirmed if this series is actually happening, there has long been speculation that it is in the works, with multiple insiders and scoopers referring to it a lot more in recent months. If so, it would bring back Chris Evans as the original Captain America, Steve Rogers, charting his journey after he began his trip through time in Avengers: Endgame and showcasing how he returned each of the Infinity Stones to their rightful point in time before ultimately returning to the 1940s and settling down with long-time love Peggy Carter.

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If Tilda Swinton does return in the rumored series, it would likely be in a similar capacity to her cameo in Avengers: Endgame. There, she had a conversation with Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Incredible Hulk, as the green Avenger tried to convince her to give him the stone. Though she refused at first, the discussion about Stephen Strange's involvement in their timeline's fight against Thanos ultimately convinced her and she parted ways with it. Naturally, Steve returning it would likely result in a fallout conversation between the two. Or perhaps we'll just see her as he returns it.

The Ancient One's most significant role in the MCU was, of course, in Doctor Strange, where she served as the future Sorcerer Supreme's mentor, teaching him the ways of Kamar-Taj. She was subsequently killed by Kaecilius but her greatest student avenged her death, defeating him and the Dread Dormammu before the end of the 2016 movie.

This potential return remains a rumor until otherwise confirmed by Marvel, but with Steve Rogers potentially returning one more time, it would make sense for The Ancient One to cameo in the rumored show. And if she appears, that would likely open up the show to more cameos too; with it all likely culminating in a reunion between Captain America and his old nemesis Red Skull on Vormir when he travels there to return the Soul Stone.

A Captain America series focused on his journey to return the stones may not affect the current continuity of the Multiverse Saga, but it would be a wonderful opportunity to revisit so much of what made the Infinity Saga so special. Here's hoping that all of these rumors turn out to be true.

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