Chris Evans is hanging up Cap’s shield.
The “Captain America” and “Avengers” has officially announced his retirement from the MCU, tweeting that he has officially wrapped on his final film in the superhero saga.
Though Evans didn’t have a stout role in this year’s “Avengers : Infinity War” it’s believed he – and ‘Cap’ – has a much bigger part to play in next year’s sequel, the culmination of the Thanos vs. The Avengers bout.
The 37-year-old actor played the role of super-strong Steve Rogers in “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011), “The Avengers” (2012), ”Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014), ”Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), ”Captain America: Civil War” (2016), and ”Avengers: Infinity War” (2018). He has also made cameo appearances as the Captain America in some of the other MCU films, including “Spider-Man : Homecoming”.
While it’s not known how Evan’s incarnation of the character will go out, it’s likely another ‘Avenger’ will inherit the Captain America tag – with the strongest contenders being Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), and Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon (Anthony Mackie).
Meantime, Deadline reports that Evans has joined the cast of the new Daniel Craig mystery “Knives Out” for director Rian Johnson.
Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 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.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 4, 2018