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Chris Evans Hints That He Will Not Return As Captain America

Chris Evans Hints That He Will Not Return As Captain America

Looks like he's hanging up his suit and shield

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Chris Evans has dropped the biggest hint that he will not be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after an interview with the New York Times.

Since 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger Evans has been donning the red white and blue suit of Captain America, but after filming the last two Marvel movies he is contracted for back to back over the past year he will hang up his shield and mask soon enough.

Avengers: Infinity War will be out this April and the as yet untitled sequel will be out after that in 2019.

After those two are up, it is unlikely that Evans will return to the universe. He said: "You want to get off the train before they push you off it."

To be fair, by the time they get to the end of the next two Avengers flicks he will probably have done more than enough of his time as the Captain.

The final film will be his eighth outing as the all-American hero, so he is due for a break.

This doesn't mean it's the end for Captain America, though.

Evans' character, Steve Rogers is not the only Captain America. There are two others who already exist in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In the comic books, Steve Rogers goes missing and is presumed dead. The role of Captain America was then assumed by Bucky Barnes - also known as The Winter Soldier.

Bucky is played in the MCU by Sebastian Stan.

The other option is Sam Wilson, who also goes by the nickname The Falcon.


He takes over the costume in the comic book once Steve Rogers retires from the role. Perhaps that would be a fitting way for Chris Evans to leave the franchise.

Anthony Mackie currently plays The Falcon, and would no doubt be a popular choice to take over as Captain America.

What next for Chris Evans, though?

Well, alongside his Chuckle Brothers biopic (seriously, look at that moustache) he will be appearing alongside Greg Kinnear and Sir Ben Kingsley in The Red Sea Diving Resort, a drama about evacuating Jewish refugees out of Africa to Israel in the 1980s.


It's based on a true story and it will be in cinemas later this year.

He's also going to be treading the boards in New York in Lobby Hero. It's a play about a New York security guard written by famous playwright Kenneth Lonergan.

Michael Cera will star alongside him, and the play opens this month.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel

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