By Stephen Ippolito | January 14th, 2021
How’s this for some news. According to the very reliable Justin Kroll over at Deadline, Chris Evans is close to signing a deal with Marvel Studios that would see him return as Steve Rodgers (aka Captain America).
Kroll says the deal would see Evans return for “at least one MCU property with the door open for a second film.” No specifics were given on what the project would be, but he did say that it would not be another Captain America standalone film. He also did compare the role of being like what Robert Downey Jr. did in Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The last we saw of Cap in the MCU, was at the end of Avengers: Endgame. In the final moments of the film, Rogers who was now an old man, passed his shield down to Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon). While it was never shown on camera, it was implied in Spider-Man: Far From Home that he did pass away.
If I had to guess, the film that he could be returning for is either the third Spider-Man film or Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Both of those films will involve the multiverse, and other than maybe a flashback scene, that’s the only way I can think of that makes sense for him to return.
So how do you feel about the news? Are you happy or do you think it’s to early for him to return?
Update at 5:35pm:
On his Twitter account, Evans has responded to the recent report: