Ask any MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) fan and they will tell you that 2020 has not been good for us. We were already reeling from the avalanche of tears that was Avengers: Endgame, hoping that MCU’s phase 4, earlier scheduled to begin early this year, would bring some much-needed solace. But Black Widow has been postponed until November, Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is still pending production, and now, Chris Evans has made it final- the chances of seeing him as Captain America are pretty slim, bordering on not-gonna-happen.
During his recent appearance on UK’s The Graham Norton Show, when asked whether the grand ending of Captain America’s character that we saw in Avengers: Endgame meant the end of the beloved Avenger’s storyline, Chris Evans answered with a heart-breaking “Yes”.
“Yes, I think it is,” Evans responded.
“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.”
We all saw (and cried buckets of tears) when Steve Rogers a.k.a. Captain America traveled back in time to return the Infinity stones to their rightful locations and decided to embrace what Tony Stark *sob* told him- to live life. Instead of coming back to his timeline, he opted to live a life with Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter- pretty much impossible to extend this Marvel Cinematic Universe’s character’s story from here, right?
But fans, dead set on getting Chris Evans as their beloved Captain America, have been suggesting ways via which he can still come back like exploring the story of him traveling to the past to deliver the Infinity Stones. While it appeared to take only a few seconds during Avengers: Endgame, you do remember the countless obstacles the Avengers had to overcome to procure them in the first place? And it was just Cap the second time, doing ALL the grunt work- who knows what he faced and battled alone to fulfill his task. It could be worth exploring, right?
Well, Chris Evans isn’t too eager about the idea.
“If you’re going to revisit it, it can’t be a cash grab. It can’t be just because the audience wants to be excited. What are we revealing? What are we adding to the story? A lot of things would have to come together,” he said.