Chris Evans as Captain America
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Chris Evans on Returning to Marvel: ‘I’ll Never Say Never’

Former Captain America actor Chris Evans isn’t ruling out a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

During an interview with GQ, Evans was asked about a potential Marvel reunion. While the actor does not see himself playing Captain America again in the near future, he’s willing to give it another go if the story is right. “Yeah, maybe,” Evans said. “I’ll never say never, just because it was such a wonderful experience. But I’m also very precious with it. It’s something that I am very proud of. And like I said, sometimes I can’t believe it even happened. And I wouldn’t want the black eye if it felt like a cash grab, or if it didn’t live up to expectations, or if it just felt like it wasn’t connected to that original thing. So, no time soon.

“And ultimately, I really hope to just maybe act a little bit less in my life,” he continued. “I have a lot of other interests. Look, by no means have I climbed any sort of a mountain in this field. I have no Oscars, and I’m not lumped with other names that are at the top of the mountain in any way. But I also feel very satisfied.”

In the MCU, Evans appeared in 11 total movies as Steve Rogers/Captain America. For years on end, Evans was jumping from one Marvel set to the next to star in a feature or film a cameo.

“It all goes by so quick. It’s just kind of the norm, and another one comes out, and you jump back into it, another one comes out, and it’s just kinda business as usual,” Evans said. “So I still don’t know if I’m far enough away from it to reflect properly. I mean, I feel the gratitude every day, but in terms of impact or meaning, I don’t know that I’ve really properly sat with it. Maybe on purpose.”

Chris Evans’ post-Captain America roles

Evans’ post-Marvel roles include a scene-stealing performance in Knives Out and a villainous turn in The Gray Man. In 2023, Evans will appear in three movies. In April, he starred alongside in his Knives Out co-star Ana de Armas in Ghosted. Next month, Evans will star alongside Emily Blunt in Netflix’s crime drama Pain Hustlers. Later this year, he will appear in Red One, Amazon Studios’ Christmas movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.