What’s going on with Chris Evans’ career as Captain America?
A recent report in Deadline about Evans’ next big film move – working on Paramount’s Infinite with director Antoine Fuqua – states that Evans is ready to fully retire from the role of Captain America following Avengers: Endgame.
Endgame, the final film in Marvel Studios’ current decade-long overarching story, is expected to be the last film for many of Marvel’s most popular heroes, but Evans has waffled somewhat on whether he’ll continue as Steve Rogers once the dust clears.
Back in November, Endgame co-director Joe Russo said that, unlike some of the Avengers, Evans wasn’t “done yet” following a wrap on filming, saying “I don’t want to explain what I mean, but audiences will soon understand.”
This could mean that Evans is sticking around the MCU in another capacity – perhaps Steve Rogers will appear even if he’s not Captain America? When it comes to Endgame (and the Infinity Stones) Marvel has shown that anything is possible, and that they’re fully committed to leaving audiences guessing.
So is Evans leaving Captain America – and potentially the MCU – behind? Or is there more than meets the eye? For Evans’ part, the actor’s last words about Captain America’s fate were specifically to leave audiences guessing, saying he couldn’t confirm or deny anything about the story of Endgame.
“That last day of filming really was a very emotional day. It was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry and you feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I’d feel, and I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude,” Evans explained of an October 2018 tweet that some interpreted as Evans retiring from the role of Captain America – and potentially foretelling the character’s death. “I know it had a ripple effect, but I am neither confirming or denying anything.”