Since his debut as the iconic superhero back in 2011, Chris Evans has been Captain America to a generation of Marvel fans. Now, it seems we will soon be seeing the last of his portrayal of the Star-Spangled Man with a Plan.
Evans shared a tweet today explaining that he had just wrapped the production of Avengers 4, calling it an “emotional day.” He then thanked everyone involved in making the movies he starred in, as well as the fans who saw them.
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
Evans has appeared as Steve Rogers AKA Captain America in nine different films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Infinity War and many more. The yet untitled Avengers 4 will be his tenth and final appearance in the franchise.
Now it seems we as Marvel fans will have to move on. It hardly comes as a surprise. Actors very rarely portray a character for as long as Evans has, and the Marvel storyline adapted for the big screen have hinted at Cap’s death for quite some time. We don’t necessarily know Captain America will be killed off in Avengers 4, but it’s definitely the safe bet.
Still, there’s a silver lining. While we’re going to have to move on through the MCU without Steve Rogers, we won’t have to be without Captain America. As most know, the comics see a host of other heroes wield the shield including Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye, Sam Wilson AKA Falcon and most notably Bucky Barnes AKA The Winter Soldier. The ladder has been teased several times throughout the films of the MCU.
So prepare yourselves Marvel fans. Avengers 4 will bring the end of an era. We’ve watched Evans’ portrayal of Steve Rogers as he evolved from a skinny kid from Brooklyn into the iconic American hero, without ever losing the kid from Brooklyn inside him. No matter what path our heroes went down over the years, he was always the moral compass to guide them to where they needed to be.
Thank you Cap, for the eight years and 10 movies. While we don’t want it to end, we look forward to seeing your final fight, because of course, we’re with you ’till the end of the line.