First debuted in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, Chris Evans became one of the pioneers of the MCU. Following his debut, he appeared in several major MCU films and became one of the three core Avengers alongside Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor.
However, just like the rest of the original Avengers, Evans had to bid adieu to the character after triumphantly playing it for more than a decade. In Avengers: Endgame, Captain America finally handed over the vibranium shield to Anthony Mackie's Falcon and officially stepped off the role of Steve Rogers.
However, recent fan speculations believe that Evans could still return as Captain America due to Phase 4's Multiversal occurrences. As per Evans, he thinks it's unfair for him to return with Sam Wilson roaming around as the new Star-Spangled hero.
"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," Evans told Disney D23 Podcast. "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, 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."
In all fairness, Evans is only speaking facts. Steve Rogers had finally retired as the MCU's Captain America and handed over the star-spangled shield to Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson. Aside from that, Disney+'s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series highlighted Wilson's character arc in carrying the Captain America title, which he fully embraced at the conclusion of the series and strived to continue Steve Rogers' Captain America legacy.
However, Evans also recently expressed interest in returning as Captain America, it would just be a 'tall order' for him.
For now, Chris Evans is playing the beloved Toy Story Space Ranger in Disney-Pixar's Lightyear, now showing in theaters worldwide. While Anthony Mackie's Captain America 4 is still under development with Marvel Studios.
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