AceShowbiz - Chris Evans' days as Captain America are numbered. Making his debut as the World War II hero in 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger", the 36-year-old actor suggests that he plans to hang up his Captain America's shield after "Avengers 4".
Speaking to New York Times about what's next in his career, the "Snowpiercer" star says he has no plans to return to the franchise after filming "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers 4" back-to-back last year. "You want to get off the train before they push you off," he says.
There has been speculation that certain superhero characters will make their last appearances either in "Infinity War" or "Avengers 4", but Marvel has not officially named which ones. Evans' co-star Robert Downey Jr. once hinted that not all Avengers would survive their epic two-part clash with the mad titan Thanos (Josh Brolin). "We're going to pull out the stops, and stop exploring conventions, and look to do stuff where we go, 'Oh, but if we do that, that's very, very definitive.' Well, great, let's get definitive for a change!" he told Entertainment Weekly.
Evans' statement appears to confirm this idea as well as his plan to exit the franchise. In the comic books, Steve Rogers is one of a number of Captain Americas, with Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier (played by Sebastian Stan) and Sam Wilson/the Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie) as his replacements. Fans previously feared that Rogers would die in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and get replaced by Barnes, who was resurrected in the 2014 film after being presumed dead for years.
Whatever the future holds for Evans' character, fans can enjoy what may be one of his last performances as the superhero in "Avengers: Infinity War" which will open in theaters worldwide on April 27. The still-untitled fourth Avengers movie is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019 in the U.S.