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Did Chris Evans just deny Captain American return rumors?

Reports suggested Chris Evans might return to Marvel. But Captain America had a different take

Chris Evans plays Captain America.
Chris Evans plays Captain America.
Jay Maidment / Mar, Jay Maidment / Marvel Studios

Chris Evans appeared to throw some cold water on the recent rumors that he’ll be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

What happened:

On Thursday, Deadline reported that Chris Evans is expected to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America in future projects.

  • The project wouldn’t be a new “Captain America” movie. Instead, it would be “one Marvel property with the door open for a second film,” according to Deadline.
  • His role would reportedly be similar to how Robert Downey Jr. returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Captain America: Civil War” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” letting his character, Tony Stark, act as an advisor.

Chris Evans responds

However, Evans seemed to tweet about the news on Thursday afternoon, saying, “News to me” with a shrug emoji.

This falls in line with Evans’ previous reactions. In 2018, he suggested that he was done with the Captain America role when “Avengers: Endgame” filming wrapped up, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • “Officially wrapped on ‘Avengers 4,’” he wrote. “It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last (eight) years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”

More questions

  • Evans’ potential return raises several questions about Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since we sort of saw his story end. His story appeared to wrap up in “Endgame,” where he traveled back in time to return the Infinity Stones and ended up living the rest of his life with Peggy Carter. He later met up with his Avengers teammates as an older man to pass on the Captain America shield to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie).