There has been much speculation about the future of the various members of the Avengers. Much of this centers around the grim setup that is coming with Avengers: Infinity War. More fuel to the fire of speculation has now been added by Captain America himself, Chris Evans.
According to an actor profile from the New York Times, Chris Evans will be giving up the role of Captain America after Avengers 4‘s reshoots later this year. The New York Times quotes Evans as saying, “You want to get off the train before they push you off.”
This is not the first time that the end of Chris Evans run as Captain America has been discussed. His contract with Marvel has already been extended. Many members of the Marvel franchise have also talked about how the press tour for Avengers: Infinity War will be the last time they get to do something like this all together. All this to say, some Avengers are going to say goodbye and Captain America has been one that has been expected to give a final bow.
The end of Chris Evans as Captain America does not necessarily mean the end of the character. In the comics, Steve Rogers was one of many Captains America. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, two of his replacements already exist. Both Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson aka The Falcon are both present and could potentially take up the role.
Chris Evans as Captain America has been incredibly popular His initial six-picture contract has been extended to include the fourth Avengers movie. When he gives up the character, Evans will have portrayed Steve Rogers in three Captain America movies, four Avengers movies, and cameos in Thor: The Dark World, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and in the post-credits scene of Ant-Man.
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