Chris Evans Confirms He Will Not Be Returning After Avengers 4—It’s Never the Right Time To Say Goodbye
When the MCU began I didn’t know that Captain America would be my favorite character of the main group, but his films (The First Avenger, Winter Soldier and Civil War) are among my favorites in the MCU, which is why when Chris Evans finally confirmed his departure from the MCU, something we’ve been expecting, it was still bittersweet.
In The New York Times earlier in the day, Evans confirmed that he’ll be wielding his shield one last time this fall for planned reshoots for the currently untitled Avengers 4 movie. After that, it’s bye-bye to the Cap that we knew.
“You want to get off the train before they push you off,” Evans told the Times. Which is understandable. While these movies have raised the profile for many of the actors, it also has given them limited time to pursue other interests. I’m sure Evans wants to get a few more Snowpiercer type films under his belt while his star is burning bright.
Plus, in addition to the six films in his Marvel contract, Evans already extended his contract to include Avengers 4, bless him, and did cameos that were not part of his original contract.
I’ll be sad to see Evans go. He and Captain America are by far my faves in the MCU (outside of my Black Panther babies), but the sad reality is there is a shelf life as to how long he can perform such a physically intense character. Plus, this will be an opportunity for more characters to fill in that void. Bucky and Sam on their adventures as co-Captain Americas could be an interesting storyline.
At this point, the real challenge will be how the writers manage to deliver a graceful exit for the characters we’ve come to love so far. Death is usually the easy go to for a film, but I’d hope that after all these years of planning they know that there are more ways to end a character’s story than death.
I can’t handle anymore Yondus, okay!
Our Swansong for Captain America begins in Infinity War on April 27th.
(via CBR, image: Marvel/Disney)
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