Not too long ago, it was revealed that Robert Downey Jr. had signed on to return as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is due out next summer. This past week, it was revealed that Michael Keaton was back in talks to join the film as the main villain. Now, there are rumors swirling that Chris Evans would like to join the movie as Captain America, and maybe that will open the door for other Marvel characters to latch on as well.
Captain America: Civil War has crossed over the $1 billion mark worldwide, and it’s still going strong as it has only been in theaters for three weeks. Talk of the future is already happening, though, and Chris Evans is looking at some other work he would be interested in doing.
In Civil War, Tom Holland made his debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and he fit right in with an awesome brawl between heroes. Spidey had some great moments with Tony Stark/Iron Man, Captain America, the Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, and others, but there’s much more to come.
Evans recently did an interview with MTV News where he talked about his current film and a number of other topics, including what Captain America should do next. He’s next set for the Phase 3 culmination, which is tentatively called Avengers: Infinity War, but according to Movie Web, Evans thinks Cap should show up somewhere else.
“Guardians would be fun wouldn’t it? I mean, but that’s very outer spacey. Cap’s more of an earthbound guy. Maybe the next Spider-Man [movie]. You know those are going to be fantastic and I think Tom’s such a great actor so that might be a fun one to pop up in.”
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) grew considerably with just the addition of Spider-Man, but would Marvel really want a ton of characters in his solo movie? Nothing is really known or confirmed at this time, but Captain America could maybe make a small cameo appearance of some kind.
Evans is very comfortable with who he has become as Captain America, and that shouldn’t be surprising as he’s taken on the role in numerous movies thus far. He’s enjoying the role and has no problem with Marvel using him “in any other type of cameo” for other Marvel movies.
He said, “[I]f they want to utilize that in any capacity, I’m willing.”
Meanwhile, in the comic book world, it was just revealed this week that Captain America hs been a HYDRA agent all along. He apparently has been acting as a double-agent for all this time, and in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, that was proven to be true.
Chris Evans wasn’t so pleased.
Marvel explained to Time that there are good reasons for turning Captain America into a bad guy or at least a supporter of HYDRA. Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort says it is to restore “Steve to his youth and vigor.”
That may be a good idea, but many fans were not thrilled about that at all. It’s also led a number of people to wonder if the movie version of Captain America would end up turning to HYDRA as well, but that remains to be seen.
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With many of the actors in the MCU having their contracts run out at the end of Phase 3, it may be too late to have such a big storyline take place. It’s something that may be brought to the big screen in the future, but that could be long after Chris Evans is no longer in the role.
For now, it’s just going to be interesting to see if Cap ends up heading to New York to visit his old stomping grounds and his web-slinging friend.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit theaters on July 7, 2017, and it is already known that Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. are going to be in it. Michael Keaton could very well be on board, and that may be confirmed soon. Captain America showing up in the film is something that likely won’t happen, but the possibility is always there. But the real question remains: Would Cap have gone over to the dark side (HYDRA) by that point?
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