Chris Evans has confirmed that he won’t be returning as Captain America in the upcoming Marvel series. He admitted that from now on, Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson will be the lead character.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Chris Evans defends Anthony Mackie.
Rumors have been dismissed that Chris Evans will return to take on the iconic role of Captain America in the next project in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This comes after The Hollywood Reporter announced that Julius Ona has been appointed director of a fourth Captain America film.
“It is uncertain whether Chris Evans will return to the role of Steve Rogers, known as the first Captain America,” the media wrote.
Nonetheless, the news forced Marvel fanatics to cross their fingers in the hopes that Evans will return as Steve Rogers.
Sam Wilson is Captain America
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 9, 2022
However, the 41-year-old clarified ongoing speculation in a recent tweet.
He wrote, ‘Sam Wilson is Captain America’.
This message confirmed that the Lightyear actor had officially retired from his duties as Captain America.
Evans first chose the red, white and blue shields in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. He continued to have roles in ten Marvel films, but passed the shield to his MCU friend Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) in Avengers: Endgame in 2019.
Mackie and Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier) also returned as their respective characters from Disney and the miniseries The Falcon and Winter Soldier.
The series ends with Sam finally accepting the responsibilities of Captain America.
I @ChrisEvans A fan and I love him as Captain America. He’s one of my favorite characters in the MCU, but Sam Wilson/Anthony Mackie is now my Captain America. I can’t wait to see how well he can do that role. pic.twitter.com/kmg0xlMDa
— Nerdy Shinobi (@NerdyShinobi) July 9, 2022
Internet users react to Chris Evans’ recent tweet.
After Chris Evans’ revelations, several fans took to Twitter to praise the actor.
Some fans were quick to emphasize that they could not replace Steve Rogers or Evans with superhero characters.
He sure is.
Come to think of it though, getting a flashback of Chris Evans as Cap with Anthony Mackie’s Falcon in Captain America 4 is fine. https://t.co/Y57HVzyK6X
— Cops’R’Useless – DEFUND (@JDincauze) July 9, 2022
One fan said, ‘I get what you mean, Chris; But no matter how good Sam Wilson is, he can’t replace Steve Rogers. He can make him successful. No one can fill Steve’s place. And no one can replace you with Steve Rogers.’
Another tweet read, ‘It doesn’t matter if it’s Sam or Bucky because the captain is Steve Rogers, although the title is different.’
I see what you mean, Chris; But no matter how good Sam Wilson is, he can’t replace Steve Rogers. He can make him successful.
No one can fill Steve’s place. And no one can replace you as Steve Rogers.
— Hengequeen Wonder Wench 🇺🇦 🌻 (@CandiBea_1966) July 9, 2022
Another user said, ‘Although I’m a Steve Rogers fan until the end. Steve passed the shield to Sam,’ he added.
Meanwhile, according to recent reports, the upcoming project could move into a pre-production phase. It is also expected that the installment will be released in Marvel Phase 5.
Depends on the title, but it doesn’t matter if it’s Sam or Bucky because the cap is Steve Rogers.
I like Sam and he deserves the title but Cap is Steve.
Because Batman can’t be Bruce Wayne, just like Robin can’t be a real Batman. Bruce and Steve are really personas.
— ☮ Boris 2️⃣8️⃣ 🛑 (@BorisY28) July 9, 2022
Details of the project will be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con in 2022.