Chris Evans, known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films, has finally announced that after Avengers 4 he will be quitting the scene.
Initially, Evan’s contract was for a total of six films, which blankets all three Captain America movies and three Avengers movies. However, he did extend it by one film when Infinity War was split into two movies, Infinity War and the currently untitled follow-up Avengers movie that’s set to drop in 2019.
So far, speculation has it that it was to give his character a proper ending. After that, he’s out, though we don’t quite know by what means. But on the plus side, we can be pretty sure he Cap will survive his fight with Thanos, so for that we can breathe easy.
Aside from that, it’s pretty clear that the Evans has no plans to return to the franchise, but whatever planned reshoots will likely mark the end of Evan’s tenure as ol’ Cap. He’s off to other things anyway, having recently grown a sizeable mustache for his Broadway debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero.
Granted, Captain America’s own story arcs throughout the movies have pretty much been the heart and soul of (most) of the MCU flicks, and we would be genuinely sad to see him go as both the actor and the character’s involvement has been pretty huge. However, it would be what the series needs to allow the next batch of “heroes” to come in, especially since we now have Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson, and they’ve both been Captain America at some point or other in the comics.