‘He is Captain America’: Chris Evans Clarifies Sam Wilson is the Next Captain America, Debunks Returning in Future MCU Movies

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Two of Captain America’s closest aids band together to pick up the mantle of the First Avenger in the series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The series stars Anthony Mackie as Falcon and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/ Winter Soldier.

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Anthony Mackie as Falcon in the MCU

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With much effort, the last episode of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier was finished amidst the pandemic. To the surprise of many fans, considering the promotion of Sam Wilson to Captain America, the show’s name was changed to Captain America and the Winter Soldier after the final episode.

Who is Captain America

With Captain America’s fourth installment announced, the actor selected to play the titular character is not the fan-favorite Steve Rogers played by Chris Evan, but newly christened Sam Wilson played by Anthony Mackie.

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Anthony Mackie as Captain America

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Despite of the definitive transition of Sam Wilson as Captain America and the first Steve Rogers literally handing the shield off to Sam Wilson, many are still doubting the truth of the matter, and still suspect the return of Chris Evans as the First Avenger.


Chris Evans strikes back at Captain America rumors

In an interesting turn of events, responding to tweets by the Hollywood Reporter on the possibility of the actor returning to play Steve Rogers, Chris Evans definitive answers the question by stating that there is only one Captain America and that is Sam Wilson.

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Chris Evans as Captain America in the MCU

Chris Evans hung up his shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame (2019), retiring not only his character but himself from the MCU. Getting one of the best send-offs an actor can get for playing a character for almost a decade, all the effort would be pointless if he returns to the same character.


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+.


Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.