When Cap says it’s over, it’s over; Chris Evans has gone on record to say that he’s called time on his stint as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe… for now, at least.
Speaking to ET Online, the 38-year-old revealed whether he would reprise his role as the iconic leader of the Avengers, especially after how well the Russo brothers wrapped up his arc at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
“No, probably not. There was a million ways that whole tenure with Marvel could have gone wrong and it didn’t,” said Evans with a tone of finality. “And then to stick the landing so well. It would be a shame to revisit unless there was something very unique that we felt the need to reveal. So, it feels like, let’s be content will how well it ended.”
Captain America’s legacy will then be spearheaded by the MCU’s dynamic duo of Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) in the upcoming The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Disney+ original series.
While many fans will no doubt be disheartened by Evans’ decision not to continue as Cap, it doesn’t mean that his character won’t appear in future Marvel Studios works. To some extent, we’ll get to see him as Zombie Captain America in the upcoming Marvel’s What If…? Disney+ animated series.
While we’re not sure whether Evans will exactly lend his voice for the role, we do know that Robert Downey Jr. will return as Iron Man, if it’s any consolation.
Currently, Evans will be starring in the upcoming crime dramedy flick Knives Out, which will premiere on November 27.
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