Chris Evans has recently starred in Pixar’s Lightyear. The movie is a prequel to the famous Pixar movie series, Toy Story. It tells the tale of the real Buzz Lightyear, the space adventurer the popular toy was based on. During his promotional tour for the movie, his previous MCU role kept coming up in every interview. The actor played Captain America for the Marvel Studios for almost a decade before retiring from the role in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. The actor leaving the MCU did not sit well with the fans, though it was time to say goodbye to some of our favorite heroes; there have been rumors Steve Rogers can come back.
Chris Evans says he needs a very strong script to come back
The actor believes that Marvel would have to come up with a near-perfect script to bring back Captain America or it could not be liked by the fans. Chris Evans attended the D23 Inside Disney Podcast, where e talked about his MCU role. Though the actor would happy to come back, he believes the studio will have to come up with something really great.
He said, “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, and 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.”
He further added, comparing his two characters, “Well, I mean they certainly both are leaders. They’re both determined and selfless and honest and loyal to their friends. Buzz strikes me as someone who probably knew this about himself very early on in life, you know, I imagine Buzz was probably the hall monitor and the boy scout and class president and just always very confident in his life choices. Cap probably took a bit longer to understand his role in life and how to fulfill what he had inside and there was probably more timidity and humility and uncertainty in Cap.”
Chris Evans is happy with the how Captain America’s story ended
The story of Captain America came to an end with him finally getting to live the life he always wished for, with his lover – Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Captain America travels back in time to return the Infinity Stones back to where they had taken them from to avoid creating a branch in time and reality.
When he returns, he comes back as an old man and passes his shield to Sam Wilson. He is now free of his duties as a superhero, and Chris Evans is quite happy with the end. Well, so far we don’t know if we would get to see more of Chris Evans as Captain America but Marvel is moving ahead with its phase four.
Thor: Love and Thunder comes out on July 8 in the US.
Source: D23 Inside Disney Podcast