Captain America Actor Chris Evans Responds to Rumors of MCU Return

Actor Chris Evans says he’s just as in the dark as the fans on whether he will return as Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

After portraying Steve in the Captain America movies, Evans seemingly said farewell to the role in 2019 when the character’s story seemed to conclude at the end of Avengers: Endgame. Recently, there have been new rumors of Marvel Studios plotting an Avengers movie that would reunite the original crew, including Evan’s Captain America. On Monday, Evans was asked about these rumors of his return while appearing on The View (per TheWrap). He suggests that the rumors are not out of the ordinary and that there’s no truth to them, claiming he hasn’t even been contacted by Marvel Studios at this point about a potential return.

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“You know, I always see those reports too, and it’s news to me,” Evans said about the rumors. “I think every couple months, someone says that they’re getting Downey, and Hemsworth, and Scarlet [Johansson], and everyone’s coming back! … [But] no one’s spoken to me about it. And look, I would never say never, but I really — I’m very protective. It’s a very precious role to me, so it would have to be just right.”
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The MCU has seemingly moved on without Evans, as Anthony Mackie takes on the titular mantle for the upcoming sequel Captain America: Brave New World. While a special appearance from Evans’ Steve Rogers is possible, it would come as a surprise, as there’s no indication that the character will be involved with the film. While Evans has also seemed to move on, he has also kept the door ajar for a possible return, based on previous comments. He told Variety earlier this year that the time for a return “doesn’t quite feel right now,” but that he wasn’t entirely opposed to a comeback, feeling that there was still some story left to explore for his Steve Rogers.

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“It’s tough, because look, I love that role deeply,” Evans said, admitting he’s worried about tarnishing his run in the role. “He means so much to me, and I really do. I think there’s more Steve Rogers stories [to] tell, sure. But at the same time, I’m very, very precious with it… it’s like this little shiny thing that I have that I love so much, and I just don’t want to mess up in any way, and I was a part of something that was so special for the special period of time and in a way, it really landed so well.”
As for what’s next for Evans, who recently co-starred with Emily Blunt in Netflix’s Pain Hustlers, the actor will co-star with Dwayne Johnson and J.K. Simmons in the upcoming Christmas-themed action movie Red One.
Source: The View

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