Everything comes to an end, but recently Chris Evans did give us a glimmer of hope that he would be carrying the Star-Spangled shield as Steve Rogers/ Captain America well into Phase 4. It now seems that Evans has somewhat backtracked on that statement, leaving the future of the superhero up in the air. Here’s what Evans had to say in a interview with USA Today:
“I’d be lying if I said it wouldn’t be hard for me,” Evans said when asked about moving on from the role. “But the passing of time and the passing of torches is part of the experience. Nothing lasts forever. There’s a beauty in that departure, even if it can be sad at times. It’s also joyful. I’ve had a great run. Superheroes are reinventable entities, like Batman or even James Bond. These movies find new incarnations and new ways to tell the story. I am all for it. However they want to proceed after ‘Avengers 4,’ it’s really up to them. I walk away with no regrets and endlessly thankful.”
Now, this could be a very public way for Evans to essentially negotiate for a new contract. Fans definitely want to see Chris Evans continue on to play Captain America, and the fact that his tenure as the All-American soldier in his solo Captain America films, and as a member of The Avengers, has made the studio a lot of money. there is no doubt that he has tremendous bargaining power when it comes to getting a new deal with Marvel.
We don’t know if this will all pan out or if Captain America survives Avengers: Infinity War, would you like to see Chris Evans carry on? Leave a message in the comments below.