The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now set to go with a new Captain America in his fourth film, Captain America: New World Order and fans have been eagerly waiting to see a new look since he appeared in the uniform in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Captain America 4 was officially announced on the same day as the season finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier back in 2021.
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New World Order certainly implied a theory, but does that leave chances for Steve Rogers’ return? The answer might be yes. Way back in January 2021, some sources reported that Marvel Studios and Chris Evans were planning some kind of secretive deal for him to return to the role of Steve Rogers.
Is Chris Evans in Captain America: New World Order?
Captain America: New World Order will be the 36th film in the MCU and the twelfth installment of Phase 5. Previously, THR also speculated that “It is unclear if Chris Evans would reprise his role as the first #CaptainAmerica (though if the question of who is entitled to carry the shield continues, all bets are off).” There’s also some possibility that Chris Evans might come back as a variant of his original character, even an evil or surreal one.
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Rumors about Chris Evans’s return are nothing new and it started back in 2021, Deadline also reported that the actor was somehow expected to reprise his role in some form. Other theories also explain the plot of the New World Order and the threat that Sam will face could be a potential reason why Chris Evans will return as Steve Rogers. Although Chris Evans previously stated that he would no longer play his role, that doesn’t mean that he can’t appear in Captain America: New World order. We won’t see him in a starring role but a cameo is possible, he might appear in a critical moment to help the protagonists.
Captain America: New World Order Could Feature a Return of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers Variant
After joining the MCU in 2011, Chris Evans paved his incredibly successful journey as Captain America in less than a decade. He carried Steve Rogers as one of the franchise’s best-known characters, but everything came to an end in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. After that Sam Wilson became Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, from then rumors have been circulating about Chris Evans’ return is not so impossible. He knows that fans would like to see more of him, which might reserve a seat for him returning as Captain America in some form.
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Captain America: New World Order will be released on May 3, 2024.