By Stephen Ippolito | May 30th, 2020
For nearly a decade, Chris Evans shined in his role as Steve Rodgers (aka: Captain America). Fans were emotional to see Evans depart the role in Avengers: Endgame in 2019. While it was sad to see, many agreed it was the perfect way for him to lay down his shield and depart the MCU. In the film, after going back in time and returning all the Infinity Stones, Rodgers decides to go and live his life with Peggy Carter. He would later return as an old man and present Sam Wilson with his shield.
In an interview on The Graham Norton Show, Evans was asked if it really is the end of him playing Cap.
“Yes, I think it is. It was a great run and we went out on such a high note that it would be risky to revisit it in my opinion. It was such a good experience and I think it’s better left that way,” he added. “It’s not a hard no, but it’s not an eager yes either. I think Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey.”
While Captain America, in a way, will live on in the MCU through The Falcon and Winter Soldier, it would be weird to see him make his return as the legendary superhero. The same goes for Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, both their endings seemed so perfect that if they somehow did return, it might ruin their legacy. Like Evans said, it would be too risky. Unless a perfect story comes along on how to bring them back, it would not be worth it.