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Chris Evans reveals how he watched ‘Avengers: Endgame’ for the first time

‘Avengers: Endgame’ premiered in 2019. When did Chris Evans watch it?

This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, in the new film, “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” The movie releases in U.S. theaters on May 1, 2015.
This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, in the new film, “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” The movie releases in U.S. theaters on May 1, 2015.
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Chris Evans recently revealed what it was like to watch “Avengers: Endgame” for the first time, and he got pretty choked up about it.

What happened:

Evans recently spoke with Empire magazine about seeing “Endgame” for the first time.

Evans said he watched “Avengers: Endgame” for the first time in a premiere event. He didn’t want to see only parts of it. He wanted to see the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe journey with fans.

“The first time I saw ‘Endgame’ was at the premiere,” Evans revealed. “Normally I see the films I work on well in advance, and I rarely sit through premieres (too much anxiety). But being the last installment of a 10-year journey, I wanted to experience this final film the same way the audience would. When Cap lifts Mjölnir, our theater went absolutely berserk. Even though I knew the moment was coming, I still got emotional. In the following weeks, friends and family would send me clips from theaters around the world ... . Seeing those reactions, and knowing that I was lucky enough to be a part of those memories for those people, made me feel a sense of pride and gratitude that I’ll never be able to properly express. In those moments I’m not an actor, or even an adult; I’m a little kid again completely captivated by the power and magic that movies can wield. ... I’m getting choked up.”

‘Captain America’ return?

Deadline reported earlier in January that Chris Evans is expected to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America in future projects. It won’t be a single Marvel project, but likely multiple projects. Captain America would return in the same way Tony Stark returned in Marvel films.

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

In 2018, Evans said that he was done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He issued an emotional goodbye to the franchise, 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.”