Reports suggest Captain America is set to feature in the MCU, in a manner similar to what Robert Downey Jr. did after 'Iron Man 3.'
Chris Evans is reportedly set to make a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America. The actor had been tight-lipped the rumors but appeared to douse the fire with a tweet reading, "News to me." Chris Evans was last seen as Steve Rogers at the climax of Avengers: Endgame, as an elderly man returning to the present to pass his shield on to Sam Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie.
Despite his storyline in the MCU thought to have come full circle in Avengers: Endgame, reports suggested he was set to don the suit of Captain America once more. While Evans didn't specify what his tweet was referring to, it appeared to be aimed at the rumors of his return to the MCU. Reports suggested he was in talks with Marvel Studios about playing the character again in a future project, reported Deadline, with even suggestions that there was a possibility of a second film.
News to me🤷🏻♂️— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 14, 2021
While it's unlikely there will be movies centering Captain America, Chris Evans could feature in roles in the MCU similar to what Robert Downey Jr. did after Iron Man 3, by making appearances in Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Chris Evans called it a day as Captain America when he posted an emotional message bidding goodbye to his iconic character, in 2018. “Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day, to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”
Evans debuted as Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. He would go on to become a fan favorite, reprising his role as Captain America in The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame. He also played cameos in other Marvel films.
Chris Evans also spoke about his character completing his arc on the Graham Norton show last year. When asked he had retired his suit and shield for good, he replied, "Yes, I think it is. It was a great run and we went out on such a high note that it would be risky to revisit it in my opinion. It was such a good experience and I think it’s better left that way. He echoed similar thoughts during his chat with Scarlett Johansson, as part of Variety’s Actors on Actors.
"Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey," said Evans, before adding, "If you’re going to revisit it, it can’t be a cash grab. It can’t be just because the audience wants to be excited. What are we revealing? What are we adding to the story? A lot of things would have to come together." Reports suggest Evans has been in talks with Marvel over the past few months about reprising his iconic character, but we must wait, as with all Marvel movies, to see if there's a twist in the tale.