Goodbye, Captain America
Nothing lasts forever; we know this to be true. However, fans are still deeply saddened to hear Chris Evans’ announcement that he will be discontinuing his role of Captain America after Avengers 4 (2019).
Evans, who has played the role of Captain America since 2011, made this announcement in the New York Times this morning. He will be appearing in Infinity War (April 2018) and the untitled Avengers 4, but then he’s out of there. And he’s not planning on looking back.
“You want to get off the train before they push you off,” Evans reportedly said.
Evans made his first appearance as Captain America in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. He has since made eight appearances in various films throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe as this character. He only had six films in his contract with Marvel to begin with. However, Marvel ended up making more movies than they anticipated in order to make room for all the different players. The upcoming Avengers movies have to include characters from Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, and Captain Marvel (2019).
The good news in all of this is that now we have confirmation that Steve Rogers will survive Infinity War. This is, of course, assuming they don’t make him into Ghost Steve.
What’s Next for Chris Evans?
So what are Chris Evans’ plans after he stops being Captain America? Well, as he was filming Infinity War, he signed on to make his Broadway debut. Opening March 26, Evans will be appearing in Lobby Hero as a “charming but manipulative cop.” According to the play’s director, he believed that this role would be incredibly intriguing to Evans as it would be a step away from his “good guy” persona. It will be a chance for Evans to prove to the world that he is a multi-faceted actor.
Make sure you head to theaters on April 27 to catch Chris Evans’ second-to-last appearance as Captain America. The beloved, patriotic character will be sorely missed.