Chris Evans (or rather Steve Rogers) got the perfect MCU sendoff with Avengers: Endgame, but headlines have been coming out that Evans is once again in talks with Marvel to come back and reprise Captain America. News outlets and journalists have been tweeting this:
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) January 14, 2021
Chris Evans: I’m not playing Captain America again
Also Chris Evans: pic.twitter.com/ppaSR0g0c3
— BrandaVision (@BrandonDavisBD) January 14, 2021
Chris Evans is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Captain America in the MCU, likely as a guest appearance in one or two movies instead of in a starring role. https://t.co/3299S227jn pic.twitter.com/qSIrUVZWcK
— IGN (@IGN) January 14, 2021
Captain America Eyes Return To The MCU As Chris Evans Nears Deal To Reprise Role In Future Marvel Project https://t.co/Rbtw2vpmNR
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) January 14, 2021
But what does Chris Evans himself have to say? He tweeted this:
News to me🤷🏻♂️
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 14, 2021
While I think a small cameo from Evans is doable from time to time when it comes to the MCU, I think suddenly bringing him back would kind of lessen the impact we have from Cap’s ending in Endgame. I mean, we’ve had 10 years of films where Cap is just the selfless hero doing everything he can. If they bring him back for a large role, we shouldn’t expect it to be that meaningful. At best, it’s going to be a glorified cameo.
Then again, if they gave it a few years, maybe they could have Evans come back and try to tell the story of Cap coming back to the past and trying to live his life. That’s just a pitch from the top of my head, but it would be great if they found a good story to put Cap in. I mean, the comics always do.
In the meantime, we’ll just have to wait and see what Marvel says. While Evans’ Cap days may be officially over, he is set to voice the character who was the inspiration for Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s Lightyear. I’m excited already.
MCU Phase 4 kicks off with WandaVision which comes out Jan. 15 on Disney+.