In the next few days, I’ll be able to screen cap the trailer of Chris including working on a new theme. I’ve been swamp with work.
It’s been nearly two months since Chris Evans posted a melodramatic tweet about Avengers 4, writing that he had officially wrapped his work on the future blockbuster. “It was an emotional day to say the least,” he wrote, a melancholic note that many fans assumed was Evans’s way of saying that his time playing Captain America had come to an end. He later had to double back and address fervent fan speculation after his message went viral: “I know it had a ripple effect, but I am neither confirming nor denying anything,” he said, cagily. So fan speculation resumed, with the popular consensus being that Evans would most likely put down Cap’s shield after Avengers 4.
But now, we have a wrench in the form of the film’s co-director Joe Russo, who has helmed the last two Captain America movies and Avengers: Infinity War with his brother, Anthony. In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Russo weighed in on Evans’s tweet. But instead of brushing it off or playing it down, he made the whole affair even more confusing.
“I think it was more emotional for him than us only because, you know, he’s not done yet,” Russo said, with a little laugh. In that small laugh is an entire universe of spoilery knowledge. O.K., but: how could the wrap-up of Avengers 4 be more emotional for the actor if Evans is not, in fact, finished with the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Naturally, Russo anticipated that query as well—so he continued: “I won’t explain what that means, but the audience will soon understand what I’m talking about.”
Well, that’s a beautiful pile of nothing. Soon, we will all be enlightened—but for now, Russo is going to enjoy playing little mind games.
The director also spoke a little bit about the upcoming film, saying that it’s halfway through the editing process and currently stands at about three hours long. He also talked a bit about Disney’s recent $52.4 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which now makes it possible for characters like Deadpool, which were owned by the rival studio, to pop up in the main Marvel movies, though that process might take some time. “It seems like—I haven’t talked directly to Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios head] about it, so I don’t know what his plans are—but my guess would be that there’d be a little bit of time to integrate some of the other characters,” Russo said. Which is nice, because we will need more stars to fill up the space left behind by Captain America if, or when, or if he goes.
Chris Evans has played Captain America since the character received his own eponymous film in 2011. Although there’s some indication the actor might no longer play the hero following Avengers 4, Evans has explained what draws him to the First Avenger.
An interview with Evans appears in the upcoming book Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years. When asked why the role appeals to him, Evans responded, “Steve Rogers is a man who wants very much to do good and serve his country in World War II, but he’s been rejected from the Army for having asthma and other health challenges… Because of his good values and morals, Steve is chosen by a man named Dr. Erskine for an experiment to create a ‘Super Soldier.'”
“He is injected with a serum that turns him into Captain America – and Dr. Erskine knows Steve won’t take advantage of the gift of power and will always protect the weak,” he continues.
Ever since filming for Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel Avengers 4 began, rumors have abounded that the two films would serve as the final adventure for many of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s longest-serving heroes. While the future of many characters is still up in the air, Evans previously said that he wouldn’t be opposed to returning to play Captain America. After all, the actor’s contract with Marvel was up after Infinity War, but he extended it for Avengers 4, when it was decided to split the movie into two. However, Evans has also said he would not return to the role following the upcoming film, so it’s unclear exactly what will happen.
Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years will be released on Nov. 20.
The sequel to Avengers: Infinity War will release on May 3, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.
Chris Evans seems to be hanging up his shield and saying farewell to his role as Captain America.
Evans, who has played Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, since the 2011 movie “Captain America: The First Avenger,” tweeted an emotional message on Thursday about signing off from the upcoming “Avengers” movie.
“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4,” Evans tweeted. “It was an emotional day to say the least.”
“Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor,” he continued. “To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”
The 37-year-old Evans went on the play the character in “The Avengers,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Evans has been hinting for years that “Avengers 4” would be his last appearance in the role.
“The passing of time and the passing of torches is part of the experience. Nothing lasts forever,” he told USA TODAY in 2017. “I’ve had a great run. … However they want to proceed after ‘Avengers 4,’ it’s really up to them. I walk away with no regrets and endlessly thankful.”
Earlier this year, Evans told USA TODAY that he’d be a part of reshoots for the next “Avengers” movie but revealed no plans for Cap beyond that.
Leaving the Marvel movies “is going to be one of the hardest things I’ve done,” he said while promoting “Avengers: Infinity War.” “It’s all those feelings of graduating high school or college or just the passage of time. (Like) when you leave an apartment that you’ve lived in for a long time.”
He anticipated that he would be “a little bit of a basket case” on the final day of filming. “It’s going to be really, really, really hard to know it’s the last time you’re putting the suit on.”
USA TODAY has reached out to Evans’ representatives for comment to confirm whether this is his final appearance as Captain America.