Earlier this month, Chris Evans completed his last day of filming on the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4. The actor commemorated the occasion with a tweet thanking the cast and crew., as well as moviegoers all over the world for their support. It read like a farewell message, which unleashed a new round of speculation. Many fans saw this as confirmation that Captain America will be one of the heroes meeting their demise in Avengers 4. Consequently, they took issue with Evans for apparently spoiling a major plot point on social media.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Evans made an appearance at Ace Comic Con in Chicago this weekend and decided to play it coy regarding whether his character will survive. “I should clarify that, I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in some way a spoiler, and I should clarify that, regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would’ve tweeted the exact same thing,” said Evans.
“That last day of filming really was a very emotional day. It was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry and you feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I’d feel, and I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude,” continued Evans. “I know it had a ripple effect, but I am neither confirming or denying anything.”
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Though it may sound far-fetched, it’s entirely possible that Evans’ initial tweet was part of an elaborate misdirection campaign. Marvel Studios did the same thing when Avengers: Infinity War came out this year and it didn’t feature the instantly iconic slow-motion trailer shot of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes running toward the camera. However, it’s important to remember that Evans is one of the longest tenured members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After playing the role for nearly a decade, we can hardly blame him for wanting to move on with his career.
Reshoots on Avengers 4 wrapped last week, and the rest of us won’t know the fate of Captain America until the film opens on May 3, 2019. What do you think of Evans’ new remarks? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!