Will we ever see Chris Evans make his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America? While it seems unlikely, and there are no such plans at the time, it's a never say never situation for Evans. The actor buttoned up his journey as Steve Rogers in this year's Avengers: Endgame, but looking toward the future, he isn't willing to totally rule out suiting back up and picking up alongside some of his fellow heroes.
Chris Evans recently sat down for a chat with his MCU co-star Scarlett Johannson, who plays Black Widow. At one point during the chat between the two actors, Johannson asked Evans if he would ever come back to Marvel. Here's what Evans had to say about it.
"Everything clicks when I get up. Recovery is not the same. You never say never. I love the character. I don't know... It's not a hard no, but it's not an eager yes either. There are other things that I'm working on right now. I think Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey. 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... It doesn't feel, at this time, that would be a thing."
Starting with 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, Chris Evans starred as the character in seven movies, as well as a few memorable cameos along the way. In Avengers: Endgame, Cap finally got the happy ending he deserved. After returning the Infinity Stones to their proper places in the timeline, he decided to stay in the past and finally live out his happy existence with Peggy Carter.
For many fans, and for Evans, this seemed to serve as the perfect ending for Captain America. Especially since the shield was passed to his good buddy Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie, effectively making him the new Captain America. Speaking a bit further on the topic, Evans explained he wouldn't want to sour that arguably perfect ending.
"It'd be a shame to sour that. I'm very protective of it. It was such a precious time, and jumping onto the movie was a terrifying prospect to me. I said no a bunch of times, and there's a million and one ways it could have gone wrong. It almost feels like maybe we should let this one sit."
For now, Chris Evans has plenty of other projects on his plate. He's currently starring in Knives Out, which hits theaters on Thanksgiving, as well as the TV series Defending Jacob. At least for now, we've likely seen the last of Steve Rogers in the MCU. This news comes to us via Variety.