In a surprising move, Chris Evans is reportedly in talks to return as Captain America for a future appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…
Captain America might need his shield back.
In a surprising turn of events, Chris Evans is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Steve Rogers/Captain America for a future appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While no deal has been inked just yet, Deadline first reported that talks are underway that would see Evans return to play The First Avenger after saying goodbye to the character following 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame.” At that time, Evans was resigned in his decision to walk away from the role of Captain America after portraying the Star-Spangled hero in three individual films as well as four different “Avengers” movies.
According to the initial report, Evans’ return wouldn’t set the stage for a fourth “Captain America” movie but rather take him on a similar path as Robert Downey Jr. after he completed “Iron Man 3” in 2013.
Following that film, Downey Jr. became a stalwart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe while crossing over into other movies such as “Captain America: Civil War” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” but he never made another solo “Iron Man” film.
When Evans last played Captain America, he went on a time traveling trip to return the Infinity Stones to different points throughout history but ultimately decided not to return to the present day — instead opting to stay in the past so he could be reunited with his one true love, Peggy Carter. In the closing moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson aka Falcon is reunited with Steve Rogers as a senior citizen, who reveals that he decided to finally live a life with the woman he loved.
Captain America then passed on his shield to Sam, who will carry that forward into his own upcoming series titled “Falcon and Winter Soldier,” which will debut on Disney+ later this year.
If Evans does finalize a deal to return as Captain America, it’s entirely possible he could just make a brief appearance in a film such as “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which as the title denotes, will introduce the larger multiverse into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After the news first broke, Evans took to Twitter to seemingly deny the rumors while dropping a message saying “news to me,” although denials have become standard fare for major casting moves, especially with massive franchises like the ones involved at Marvel Studios.
News to me🤷🏻♂️
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 14, 2021
Stay tuned for more information to see if Evans will actually return to play Captain America one more time … or possibly even more …in the future.