After eight years, four Avengers films, and three solo films, it is time to say goodbye to Chris Evans as Captain America.
Chris Evans took to his Twitter account on Thursday to announce that he had wrapped production on Avengers 4, and that this brings his time as Steve Rogers/Captain America to a close.
Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 4, 2018
“Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor,” said Evans. “To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”
Evans had actually extended his contract to include Avengers 4 and wrap up this first major story are of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has stated in numerous over the years that he wants to move on to directing after he completed his contract, but nothing official has ever been announced about what his first post-Rogers project might be.
With this official acknowledgment that he is done with the role, this, of course, opens the door to speculation as to what will happen to Captain America in next year’s Avengers film. There has been a tremendous amount of speculation that Cap will meet his demise in the film, but we’ll just have to wait and see for sure.
For now, thank you for your time int he role, Evans. You did Cap proud.
Avengers 4 will hit theaters on May 3, 2019.