Marvel’s original Captain America actor Chris Evans believes there’s a lot more Steve Rogers stories to tell in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he won’t be telling them.
Since his MCU retirement at the end of Avengers: Endgame, Evans has been clear that he’s not planning on returning to Marvel movies. However, he does think there is space if he ever changes his mind.
Speaking live at C2E2 2023, via Popverse, Evans explained that he very “precious” about returning to the role. While he adores the role he played for a decade, the actor isn’t rearing to pick up the shield again.
“God, it’s tough. Look, I love that role deeply, it means so much to me. Do I think there’s more Steve Rogers stories to tell? Sure, but at the same time, I’m very very precious about it,” the actor said.
Chris Evans told fans that his role as Captain America was the “best decision of my life”.
“I was part of something special for a very special period of time,” the actor told fans.
Chris Evans could return as Captain America some time in the future, but for now the actor isn’t comfortable with doing so. At the conference, the actor revealed that it “doesn’t quite feel right, right now”.
Following Avengers: Endgame, the mantle of Captain America has been passed on to Sam Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie. Officially becoming Captain America in the finale of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the character’s first feature movie is expected to release on May 3rd, 2024.
Dubbed Captain America: New World Order, the upcoming movie has been kept tightly under wraps. The new film will see the debut of Star Wars’ Harrison Ford as Thunderbolt Ross in a recasted role following the sad death of William Hurt.
New World Order is expected to tie in with the upcoming Secret Invasion TV series, an espionage thriller about the MCU’s Skrull Invasion.