Chris Evans is recognized around the world for the varied and iconic roles that he has portrayed over the years. The actor is most famously known for his role as Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In an interview, Chris Evans revealed that he had certain conditions that he wanted to be fulfilled if he were to return as Captain America in the MCU once again.
Chris Evan’s Conditions For Returning To The MCU
During an interview with co-star Scarlett Johansson by Variety, the two friends sat down for a chat after the release of Avengers: Endgame had taken place in 2019. Meeting like old friends, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson hit it off once again as they had been friends for years past.
During these talks, the topic of Marvel and the Marvel Cinematic Universe came to light. Evans jokingly said to his co-star that she cannot return to Marvel since her character Natasha Romanoff died in Avengers: Endgame. Upon a reply, Scarlett Johansson asked Chris Evans whether he would return to Marvel once more if given the chance. The Knives Out actor surely did not hold back his thoughts as he laid the ongoing situation that prohibited him from returning.
When the Black Widow actress asked about Chris Evan’s return to Marvel, here’s what the actor replied,
“To Marvel? Wow. Everything clicks when I get up. Recovery is not the same. You never say never. I love the character. I don’t know. It’s not a hard no, but it’s not an eager yes either. There are other things that I’m working on right now. I think Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey.”
The Gray Man actor further continued upon the morals (much like Captain America) and how he did not wish to return just for a quick cash grab.
“If you’re going to revisit it, it can’t be a cash grab. It can’t be just because the audience wants to be excited. What are we revealing? What are we adding to the story? A lot of things would have to come together.”
Nodding along with Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson talked more about the duo’s recent and upcoming projects such as Marriage Story, Knives Out, and more.
Chris Evans Felt Captain America’s Ending Cathartic
When the dust settled on the bloody airport battle in Captain America: Civil War, the people had already taken sides for Iron Man or Captain America. The final part of the trilogy was brilliantly crafted to show the internal tension between the two leads that had to fight for personal or moral reasons.
In the above-mentioned interview, Chris Evans revealed that he felt that the ending was perfect and that he wouldn’t like to change anything by making more movies. His co-star Scarlett Johansson also agreed and called the movie’s ending to be cathartic to see.
“It’d be a shame to sour that. I’m very protective of it. It was such a precious time, and jumping onto the movie was a terrifying prospect to me. I said no a bunch of times, and there’s a million and one ways it could have gone wrong. It almost feels like maybe we should let this one sit.” said Chris Evans.
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, the title of Captain America went to Sam Wilson (Falcon) as he would officially reprise the role of Captain America in upcoming MCU projects. Although unconfirmed, there is a very small probability that Evans would return to the role.