Before he was Captain America, Chris Evans was also known for playing the Human Torch in one of Marvel’s earliest box office hits in the 2000s. For those of age, you know Evans as Johnny Storm, but for those who were born a bit later, Steve Rogers is the name.
It’s pretty safe to say that he’s had a much more central role in his movies ever since Evans played Captain America, but it was indeed truly his last role as a superhero in the MCU…which of course, like his shift from Human Torch to Captain America, is still subject to change. However, fans want a return of Captain America with Evans wielding the shield, which is currently out of the question.
Chris Evans Will Not Be Reprising His Steve Rogers Role
Chris Evans’ MCU debut in Captain America: The First Avenger will forever be etched into the minds of Marvel fans, and we’ll always be grateful for the stunning performances he gave to us as America’s New Hope.
But will we ever see a possible return for Evans as Captain America? Well, Anthony Mackie answers our doubts. Holding on to the Captain America name now is Sam Wilson, played by Mackie who was given the famous shield made of Vibranium-metal alloy at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Mackie will be the star of the upcoming Captain America: New World Order, and he’s pretty adamant that Evans’ return as Steve Rogers is most definitely not happening. While in conversation with E! News, Mackie said-
“Chris is so far gone from Marvel. Like, Marvel is not even in his radius. He’s so far gone. He’s enjoying life. He’s like an old retired dude.”
He further added that despite Evans’ parting ways with the MCU- Mackie, Evans, and Sebastian Stan have remained best of friends even after all the hard work-
“It’s not often you come across people you work with who you sincerely miss and consider friends. Fortunately, between the three of us, we’re actually friends. We go to each other’s houses and spend birthdays together.”
Seems like Chris Evans is enjoying his time away from Marvel movies, as he is already scheduled to work on other movies like Ghosted and Pain Hustlers.
Fans Ask Sam Wilson Chris Evans FansTo Just Accept Him As Captain America
The passing of the mantle of Captain America to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson was met with some unwarranted disgust from a section of Marvel fans, which still rings to this day as journalists still ask him about a possible Chris Evans return as Captain America.
It’s quite disrespectful to ask the CURRENT Captain America of any possible return of Evans as Steve Rogers, and Marvel fans are in complete agreement about it. The recent interview (above) with E! News has further proven that people are not taking Mackie as Captain America seriously, and Twitter’s going crazy about it-
Bro why do y’all want Steve to come back, like Sam is the man now, stop invalidating him
— Damien( Blade Era) (@VAMPHUNTXR) October 3, 2022
Let it rest! –
Stop asking Anthony about Chris Evans/Steve Rogers 2k22
— cinderchild and the winter soldier (@cinderchild) October 3, 2022
Rally behind him-
Our Captain America pic.twitter.com/K2SNUjdGHq
— 𝔇𝔯𝔢 ✇ (@elguapodre) October 3, 2022
Exactly, Steve Rogers has lived his life with Peggy Carter, let him be-
Good. The worst decision this franchise could do is make everyone invincible like in the comics. Real world has real stakes, reflect that. Move forward.
— Joey Fantana (@JoeyFantana) October 3, 2022
Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine does say something though-
After Jackman's return, I'm sure nothing is impossible. I think at least a commemorative cameo in secret wars or kang Dinasty is necessary
— Hotty_Kang🇪🇺🇮🇹 (@Lorenzo74209291) October 3, 2022
Steve Rogers aka Chris Evans is completely done and dusted as Captain America. Evans has already given us enough Cap content too, so why not try out newer things and let Sam Wilson take on the role in peace for once?
Captain America: New World Order will release on 3 May 2024.
Source: The Direct