Chris Evans represented Captain America for Marvel from 2011 to 2019. He made the role iconic. And thats what the MCU planned for it to be. However in Avengers: Endgame, he faced a rather unexpected end to his beloved character. He had to transfer the role of Captain onto the shoulders of co-worker and friend, The Falcon. But in light of recent events, Chris’ return to Marvel seems more difficult.
Chris has been leading promotions for “Lightyear” since weeks now. He has attended a lot of interviews and public sessions in this time. Some reporters and interviewers couldn’t help themselves but include some Captain America related questions.
Why Can’t Chris Return
When Chris Evans was previously asked of reprising the role of Captain America, he never revealed his true emotions. But it seems, the actor has made up his mind about taking up the mantle again. Its not something you would like because Chris hints towards the reintroduction almost impossible. Anthony Mackie has taken up the mantle of El Capitan now. During a podcast for Disney, Chris stated this.
“No, I don’t think so. I mean it was a really unbelievable ride and the character’s just so dear to me and I’m just so precious with it. To return to the role, I mean the truth is, the role isn’t even mine anymore. The role is Anthony Mackie’s. So, you know, even if there was a different incarnation, not as Captain America, but you know for Steve Rogers, even that would feel… I’d be very cautious, just because I love that chapter of my life professionally, personally. I love what those movies accomplished and to revisit it and potentially have some weird extension to that legacy would be upsetting if it didn’t land. So it would require a near-perfect recipe and it may just not be in the cards”Chris Evans
The return of Chris Evans as Captain America is the dream of every Marvel fan, including me. There have been many rumours of his homecoming but nothing is official as usual. But the rumours did get us up and going. Chris has also actively stated that he misses his beloved role a lot. But as things stand now, the possibility of him returning seems a bit far fetched.
Although the next part of Captain America is expected to be official soon. The movie will star Anthony Mackie as the captain. Sebastian Stan is also expected to be casted in the movie. The duo also starred in the Disney+ series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The series also featured The Falcon getting used to the infamous shield. The duo also seemed to have built a chemistry in the way.
Lets see how things turn out for Chris Evans and Marvel.