Captain America Actor Chris Evans Gives Heartfelt Response To If He Would Return As Captain America
Chris Evans responds to reports that he will reprise his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Avengers: Endgame with a heartfelt comment about the position's significance
Evans had an exceptionally successful stint as Captain America in less than a decade after entering the MCU in 2011. He was instrumental in making Steve Rogers one of the franchise's most iconic characters, although his journey was successfully concluded in 2019's Avengers: Endgame. Despite the return of old Steve Rogers at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame and Sam Wilson's transformation into Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, there have been whispers that Evans' time in the MCU is not done. This dates back to 2018, when the Russo Brothers stated that he isn't done with the MCU and that fans would find out what it means shortly.
Fast forward to early 2021, when rumors' circulated that Evans was in talks to reprise his role as Captain America in a future MCU production. Since then, fans have been left wondering if and when Evans would return to the MCU. As part of the Lightyear promotional tour, Evans chatted with Comicbook about the Pixar film. The interview also featured a query about whether or not he will reprise his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor responded to the accusations seriously, stating how terrifying it would be for him to return to the part and maybe damage an ending for a character he adores. Evans did not fully rule out a comeback as Captain America, but he believes it would require the right plot.
"I don't want to disappoint anybody but it's tough to... It was such a good run and I'm so happy with it. It's so precious to me. It would have to be perfect. It just would be scary to rattle something that is, again, so, so dear to me. That role means so much to me. So, to revisit it, it would be a tall order."
It's hardly unexpected that Evans has misgivings about reprising his role as Captain America in any capacity. He understands that fans want to see more of him in the character, but he has also spent nearly a decade of his life to portraying Captain America. Time will tell whether Evans reprises his role as Captain America. There is a lot of curiosity about Captain America returning the Infinity Stones or what life was like with Peggy Carter. Meanwhile, many fans would prefer to see Evans portray Hydra Cap and give his legendary character a sinister twist. Evans will almost probably have a say in whether or not any of these rumors become a reality, so he might continue to wait for the appropriate return chance.