It’s long been speculated that Marvel Studios will follow in the footsteps of its comic book source material by killing off Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and actor Chris Evans stoked those fires last week when he was quoting as revealing he has no plans to return as Captain America after the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4.
Speaking to Evans ahead of the release of next month’s Avengers: Infinity War, Entertainment Tonight asked the actor what he’ll miss most about his role after he’s hung up the shield.
“Well, you know, my contract is over, so that’s as far as I know,” said Evans. “[I’ll miss] everything. I mean, it’s not just the character, it’s the people – the experience, such good movies, such wonderful memories. I’ll miss a lot.”
As we saw in the latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, Cap will be going one-on-one against Josh Brolin’s villain Thanos, so it’s very possible that we could see the death of Captain America – particularly as there’s been strong hints from Marvel that we’ll be saying goodbye to some of our heroes in Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel.
Then again, it’s also highly unlikely that Marvel is going to announce any contract extensions or renewals so close to Infinity War for fear of spoiling the movie, so it seems we may just have to wait until the credits role on Avengers 4 in 2019 to find out exactly what the MCU landscape looks like going in to Phase Four.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket, Kraglin), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary in as-yet-unrevealed roles.