Farewell Captain? Marvel fans emotional as Chris Evans bids goodbye to the Avengers after 8 years
Starting from 2011, Evans has made an appearance as Steve Rogers in almost every Marvel blockbuster, including the standalone Captain America films, the four 'Avengers' ensemble hits, and multiple cameos.
It's not like we didn't anticipate the end. And yet, Chris Evans' out-of-the-blue post, bidding goodbye to the Avengers as he (seemingly) prepares to hang up his Captain America boots, comes as a shock to most Marvel fans.
Die-hard followers of the comic book franchise were treated to this heartbreaking news on Thursday (October4), when Evans took to social media to announce that he has officially wrapped production on the much-awaited Avengers 4. And no, he didn't give out the title for the upcoming Avengers movie.
"Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least," the Marvel star who has appeared in almost every superhero movie from the comic book franchise wrote. On an ominous note, he went on to add, "Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful."
Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 4, 2018
Taken aback by his post, a fan expressed disappointment writing, "Why did you just spoil your death."
A second chimed in adding, "Well now I'm ready to vent my mental breakdown by the time A4 comes out, but thank YOU Chris. YOU have been an amazing Steve Rogers/Captain America, and I personally can't think of anyone who could've played the part better. (I'm still petrified at the thought of you dying)."
Thank you so much for taking on this role even when you thought you couldn’t. Your portrayal of Steve Rogers is amazing and you’re very talented.The mcu will not be the same without you. Thank you for the memories cap, we love you and wish you the best in your careers next steps.— isa ︽✵︽ (@captainxnomad) October 4, 2018
Thanks for everything, Steve will always have a place in our hearts. You're the best Captain we could have! pic.twitter.com/M2oBRUHH65— azul 👑-16|| ︽✵︽ㅤ (@scarlettf4ncy) October 4, 2018
Captain america without Chris Evans, it's not Captain america.— Samy&Techs (@sam95112) October 4, 2018
Starting from 2011, Evans has appeared as Steve Rogers aka the beloved leader of the Team Avengers in almost every Marvel blockbuster, including the standalone Captain America films, the four 'Avengers' ensemble hits, and multiple cameos in Marvel flicks like 'Thor: The Dark World' and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.
However, his departure (although not officially confirmed by the studio) shouldn't come as a huge shock to fans. After all, the Captain has been hinting about parting ways with the Avengers for some time now.
"You want to get off the train before they push you off," the actor was quoted as saying by the New York Times earlier this year before the release of 'Avengers: Infinity War'. He further insisted that he had no plans to return to the Marvel franchise once reshoots for the upcoming Infinity War sequel (Avengers 4) was wrapped up this fall.
Incidentally, Evans is not the only one who might be quitting the Marvel family after Avengers 4. Joining him could be another huge star in the superhero franchise, actor Robert Downey Jr., who has also dropped plenty of hints about a looming end to his tenure as Iron Man.
While this certainly breaks out hearts, we would still like to have faith in Marvel and their lofty 10-year plans for MCU.