We will be seeing Chris Evans as Captain America in two more Marvel movies – Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel. He has previously extended his contract to these movies, but his character’s fate after the war with Thanos remains unknown. Could it be that he’s retiring?
Chris Evans Putting The Shield Down?
Chris Evans’ Captain America lived through the Civil War amid rumors of his character passing the shield on to Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). He died in the comics from which the movie was based, thus fans expected that the same would happen in the film. Still, he survived to see another war – this time, with Thanos. How so?
According to the actor, he agreed to extend his contract “because it made sense” (via Comicbook). He said that the two Avengers movies are “going to wrap everything up,” he said in an interview with Telegraph. He did not reveal how Captain America will retire, but this was taken as a hint that his character will be wrapped up as well.
However, he did not give any direct indication of what will happen to Steve Rogers in the upcoming Avengers films. But putting the pieces together, fans think that it may be time for the Captain to go along with the other Avengers veterans, such as Iron Man, whom RDJ has been playing for nine years now.
We are now going through the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Three, which means a lot of superheroes are going to be introduced once Phase Four comes around. Even right now, Marvel is focusing on the more recent characters like Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is also on the way. With so many characters, MCU may be getting a little crowded, especially once the Inhumans are introduced.
Does He Want To Put The Shield Down?
The decision is not up to Evans, but if it were, will he be the one to say no to reprising his role as Captain America? In an earlier interview with another publication, he revealed that he loves playing as the First Avenger.
“I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘No more.’ I think Hugh Jackman has made 47 Wolverine movies, and they somehow keep getting better. It’s a character I love, and it’s a factory that really knows what they’re doing. The system is sound, over there. They make great movies. If they weren’t kicking out quality, I’d have a different opinion. But, everything Marvel does seems to be cinema gold.”
Until now, he holds the same regard for Marvel films. Six years of acting as the First Avenger, he has noted how the films stay consistent in tone.
“I’ve been on sets where you get a vibe that everyone’s making a different movie. The director one, the actors another, the producers another one still. Marvel has a way of ensuring that on the day filming begins, everyone is making the same meal.”
Avengers: Infinity War Is Airing In 2018
Chris Evans’ next major appearance as Captain America is in the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War where he will reunite with the Avengers consisting of Iron Man, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Vision (Paul Bettany) plus the Winter Solider Bucky Barnes.
The group will team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) plus Nebula (Karen Gillan). Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Wong (Benedict Wong) are joining the fight against Thanos (Josh Brolin) as well. In the second part of the Avengers: Infinity War in 2019, more Marvel characters will be joining.
Avengers: Infinity War will premiere on May 4, 2018, in the U.S.
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