Chris Evans, who has played Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently passed on his shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame. Now, over a year later, Chris Evans has reflected on wrapping up his iconic role–and it doesn’t sound like he’s keen to return to it anytime soon.
On the May 29 episode of The Graham Norton Show–as reported by Digital Spy–Evans said that because he “went out on such a high note” with the character, he’s unlikely to play him again. “It was a great run and we went out on such a high note that it would be risky to revisit it in my opinion,” he told the talk show host. “It was such a good experience and I think it’s better left that way.”
The writers of Endgame, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, have previously said that Steve Rogers returning as Captain America in a future film would effectively damage their work.
Between 2011 and 2019 Chris Evans appeared in 11 Avengers movies in some capacity or another, including uncredited cameos in Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, and Captain Marvel. He actually initially declined to audition for the role, but was eventually convinced when he was offered the part outright.
Chris Evans’ latest project is Defending Jacob, which is now available on Apple TV+.
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