Chris Evans Talks Captain America’s Role in Avengers: Endgame
The cast of Avengers: Endgame embarked on the film’s press tour this past weekend. Naturally, the press had a lot of questions about Marvel Studios’ biggest offering to date. Since Chris Evans has been the most transparent about his probable exit from the MCU, he fielded plenty of inquiries about Captain America’s fate. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like Evans was joking when he teased plans to hang up Cap’s shield. When asked for his thoughts on Steve Rogers’ arc (via CBR), he once again gave the impression that this is the end of the road for the Star-Spangled Avenger.
“I guess I can give you broad strokes,” said Evans. “I think the completion of the arc, that’s safe to say right? This film provides an ending –”
Unfortunately, co-director Joe Russo cut Evans off with a buzzer sound before he could finish this sentence. However, this didn’t stop Evans from reflecting on his character’s relationship with his fellow Avengers and the actors playing them.
“I think he tends to lean on those people who are of like mind and nature,” continued Evans. “[From the people] who kind of are intrinsically selfless. All the heroes up here have their baked-in the cake flaws, and a lot that makes for really good conflict and storytelling. That’s why my favorite stuff in this arc has been with Downey, because there’s … such a dichotomy between how we approach things. Of, our hearts are in the right places, but it provides a lot of great friction.”
Evans also seemed to assure moviegoers that the MCU is in good hands with its newest cavalcade of heroes.
“But by introducing people like Captain Marvel, like Black Panther, people who also align very similarly to Cap’s nature, I think it… reinforces Cap’s sense of purpose and home,” added Evans. “It’s an environment that feels more natural for him, so I think it’s nice to see the certain pockets where he feels at peace, and the certain pockets where he feels like his buttons are getting pushed.”
Are you ready to say goodbye to Chris Evan’s take on Captain America when Avengers: Endgame rolls into theaters? Or do you think that this is just an act of Marvel misdirection? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!