Chris Evans' time as Captain America came to an end with 2019's Avengers: Endgame. In that movie, Steve Rogers travelled back in time and got his happy ending with Peggy Carter, returning to the present day as an old man.
Since then, it's been strongly hinted that he might have died, while the shield is now wielded by Sam Wilson. Despite that, speculation is still running rampant that Evans is set to reprise the role, most likely in Avengers: Secret Wars (which we have to believe would be his final final farewell to the hero).
After recently being named People's Sexiest Man Alive, Evans has looked back on his time playing the Star Spangled superhero, admitting he misses Cap.
"Oh my God, you’d be a real jerk to not enjoy it. You get paid to take care of yourself and be a superhero," he recalls. "This is like what you [dream of doing] as a kid. You run around your backyard and pretend to be a comic book character. It’s been one of the greatest joys of my life to kind of dive in and prepare for these movies."
"They’re challenging but the beauty is the movies are great and you get out what you put in. It’s been a wonderful very symbiotic relationship so I’ve been thrilled to do it," Evans continues. "When the movies end, you’re very happy to have a break but very quickly you miss it. I miss it now. But I’m very grateful, very happy to have been a part of them."
For whatever reason, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier deliberately played coy with Steve's final fate. However, a museum being opened in his honour and Spider-Man: No Way Home revealing that the Statue of Liberty was being overhauled in his honour strongly suggests the world believes he's dead.
The beauty of the Multiverse means that Evans can play any number of Captain America Variants, including a villainous Steve who was loyal to HYDRA in his reality. We'll see what happens on that front, though plans to introduce that controversial take on the character have been rumoured for some time now.
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