Is Chris Evans Picking Up Captain America's Shield For the MCU Again? Reportedly!
We all thought Chris Evans was officially putting down Captain America’s shield after Avengers: Endgame, but apparently, the show isn’t over for the first Avenger! On Jan. 14, Deadline reported that the former Marvel Cinematic Universe actor is currently in talks with Marvel Studios to reprise his role in some vague form. The last time fans saw Steve Rogers, he was really looking his age and passing on the shield to bestie Sam Wilson, who seemingly struggles with taking up the mantle in the upcoming Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Evans, who will next voice the young test pilot who inspires the ever-popular Buzz Lightyear action figure in the upcoming Lightyear film, seemingly responded to the rumors on Twitter, writing, “News to me.”
Deadline had no specific details available, but one clear thing is that Evans wouldn’t be returning to anchor another Captain America film. His return is reported to be similar to Robert Downey Jr.’s appearances in Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming, where he serves as a guide or more of a featured guest star than a lead. Could this be an appearance in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? That’s doubtful since the series already filmed and is premiering later this year, but a girl can hope!
Luckily, there are tons of future Marvel projects for Evans to make an appearance in as the MCU has expanded beyond films and into TV. Phase Four of the franchise begins with the Jan. 15 premiere of WandaVision, and fans can only guess what comes beyond the already announced films.