Chris Evans Recalls That “No One’s Spoken to Me” About Playing Captain America Again in Upcoming Marvel Films

“It’s news to me,” remarked Evans in response to reports that he might make a comeback as Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America. Chris Evans doesn’t know much about his upcoming big-screen comeback as Captain America. When questioned about rumors that he will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor remarked, “I always see those reports,” on The View on Monday. “And I’m not aware of it.” Every few months, someone claims to be getting [Robert Downey Jr.], [Chris] Hemsworth, and Scarlett [Johansson], and they’re all coming back, according to Evans, 42. “No one’s spoken to me about it,” he continued, nonetheless. From 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger to 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, the actor portrayed Steve Rogers/Captain America, a key member of the Avengers team. Evans’ tenure in the MCU came to an end in the later movie when the character traveled across time and vanished.

Since Variety revealed earlier this month that there were talks to bring back Johansson as Black Widow and Downey Jr. as Iron Man—characters murdered during the events of Endgame—rumors of their reunion have been circulating.
When asked if he would ever reprise his most well-known role, Evans replied, “Look, I would never say never,” to co-hosts of The View Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, Alyssa Farah Griffin, and Ana Navarro. But the truth is, I’m really defensive. I consider that function to be quite valuable, thus it must be ideal. Anthony Mackie’s character Sam Wilson/The Falcon, who will take the lead in Captain America: Brave New World in 2025, has since inherited Steve’s famous shield. A tweet from Evans stated, “Sam Wilson is Captain America,” from the previous year. Evans reaffirmed his “never say never” attitude in a September interview with GQ. When speaking about his time in the MCU, he commented, “It was such a wonderful experience.” It is something of which I am really proud. Furthermore, if it seemed like a money grab, fell short of expectations, or seemed unrelated to the initial item, I wouldn’t want the black eye. Thus, not anytime soon.

Speaking at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo in April, Evans declared that he was “sure” there were still things to share about Steve Rogers. Yet according to The Wrap, he also said at the time, “I simply don’t want to mess up in any way, and I was part of something that was so great for the specific moment and it truly landed so perfectly. Even though I love working with those individuals, telling those stories, and being a part of that job, it doesn’t feel quite right just now. When questioned about the speculations on the Today show, Johansson—who was last seen as Black Widow in the 2021 prequel—said it “would be a miracle” for her character to make a comeback. Johansson, 39, said, “It would be a marvel,” to Savannah Guthrie. However, who knows? This year, Evans starred in the cartoon series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, as well as the movies Ghosted and Pain Hustlers. His next role will be opposite Dwayne Johnson in Red One. In a secret ceremony on September 9, Evans wed Warrior Nun star Alba Baptista at an estate in his home state of Massachusetts.

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