Captain America star Chris Evans previously confirmed his retirement from the role after his last appearance in “Avengers: Endgame”.
However, it looks like our hunky hero is ready to wield that star-spangled shield once more. According to reports, the 39-year-old actor is coming close to a deal with Marvel Studios to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) again.
Evans may be making his return as Captain America, but several sources indicate that it’s uncertain whether the shield-wielding hero will make another instalment for his own movie. Instead, he will likely be a supporting character in a different Marvel project.
This is similar to what Robert Downey Jr. did for his role as Iron Man. As you may know, the robotic armoured superhero continued his portrayal in other MCU entries such as “Captain America: Civil War”, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” as well as the “Avengers” sequels.
It certainly is a bewildering sight to witness Evans reprise his comic book superhero role after the last “Avengers” movie. This plus the fact that the actor stated in previous interviews that it would be his last outing as Captain America. He even stated that it would be a risky move to try and make his return to the franchise.
The climax to Marvel’s “Infinity Saga” showed Evans’ Steve Rogers traveling back in time to put back the Infinity stones at their rightful places in time and made his decision to stay with his love interest Peggy Carter in the past. Rogers was also shown in his future self as an elderly man who passed his torch to Mackie’s Sam Wilson, aka Falcon.
According to sources, reps from the Marvel company reached out to Evans recently regarding the possible comeback to the role of Captain America. As talks progressed further over weeks with our beloved actor, he began to support the studio’s idea for the character and began discussing with them.
Marvel currently has a number of projects in development at Marvel Studios. Now that they’re kicking off several projects on small screens like their TV-length shows on Disney Plus, the possibilities for Evan’s return are endless for when and where Marvel fans can foresee his comeback.
How our handsome hero will return, still remains unclear, but the options are endless. Whether he will return as a mentor figure in a new form for newer superheroes, or if he will come back as a surprising supporting cast in any upcoming film projects, those options are still open.
But with these discussions happening online, fans can’t help but feel excited for what is to come for Evans and the Marvel franchise.