Is Chris Evans returning to MCU as Captain America? Actor says rumor is 'news' to him, fans say 'stop lying'
Marvel fans are on cloud nine after news surfaced about the possible return of Captain America to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In an exclusive story released on January 14, Deadline reported that Chris Evans is likely to don his star-spangled costume once again as MCU has planned to reprise his role in the upcoming movie(s). The publication claimed that they have received the news from anonymous insider sources.
However, before MCU fans worldwide could properly bask in the delight, Chris himself tweeted that the rumored information was, in fact, ‘news’ to him.
Evans already bid goodbye to his character
In 'Avengers: Endgame', MCU gave a fitting send-off to the first-ever Avenger, Steve Rogers aka everyone’s favorite Captain America. He was seen traveling to an alternate timeline to live out his days in domestic bliss with the love of his life-Peggy Carter. In an emotional post-climax scene, a senior Steve was seen wearing a wedding ring, sporting the glowing smile of a happy man. He then handed over his iconic shield to Sam Wilson aka Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie), hinting at the latter being his true successor to defend America.
The scene became immortal in the history of MCU as it portrayed a poignant torch-passing moment. The movie itself ended with a flashback scene where a young Rogers and Carter were finally having their coveted ‘dance’ inside a cottage that appeared to be their home.
Marvel fans went out of the theatre teary-eyed after watching 'Avengers: Endgame', yet content at their superhero's beautiful send-off. As a matter of fact, in 2018, actor Chris himself bid adieu to his legendary character in a heart-touching Twitter post, after the wrap-up of Avengers: Endgame shooting. However, the latest report published by Deadline indicates that Chris is on the verge of close a deal with MCU, that will confirm the return of Steve Rogers in future Marvel movies, possibly in cameos or with an ensemble cast, if not playing a titular role.
The source added that a separate installment of Captain America is nearly impossible. But, Captain America can return to play a significant part in future movies, similar to the manner in which Robert Downey Jr continued playing Iron Man in MCU movies long after the release of 'Iron Man 3', the final movie in the Iron Man franchise.
The source added that though Chris was initially in favor of hanging up his blue and red Captain America costume and shield, continued rounds of talks between him and MCU resulted in him opening up to the idea of a return. It is yet to be determined whether the return might happen on the big screen or on a limited OTT series aired on Disney+.
Will Captain America actually return?
As soon as the news surfaced, the internet went into a frenzy. In response to the report, Chris however denied it with a short and simple tweet, saying -
“News to me”, followed by a shrug emoji.
News to me🤷🏻♂️— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 14, 2021
His tweet disappointed millions of fans across the globe who were already gearing up to re-welcome Captain America. There, however, has been no official comment from Marvel Studios confirming or denying the rumors. In another follow-up tweet, Chris revealed that he found some of the hilarious gif responses to the news as ‘priceless’.
Some of the gif responses are priceless 😂😂😂good work, everyone— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 14, 2021
Though Evans has successfully put the rumor mills to rest as of now, fans await more details on the surprising news. Here are some of the most interesting reactions spotted on Twitter. One user went as far as comparing a senior Captain America to President-elect Joe Biden. Another user was so heartbroken to see Evans' tweet that he implored "Stop lying Christopher."
Cap has returned back to Oval Office, inauguration 20 Jan. 😎 Mr Biden, didn't recognized you all along! pic.twitter.com/smo68qBKNV— #BenSoloWillReturnAlive (@galatians_Reylo) January 14, 2021
stop lying christopher pic.twitter.com/eUmHZIP55x— rosie/stevie #1 cevans anti ✡︎ spn s11 (@stevesousas) January 14, 2021