Chris Evans Distances His Avengers 4 Tweet from Captain America’s Fate
There’s nothing harder to say than, “Goodbye.” Little goodbyes, big goodbyes, they’re all tough. At least, according to Avengers star Chris Evans. The Captain America actor sent the MCU into the most shock and confusion since Thanos’ big snap two weeks ago when he tweeted out an open-ended farewell to Avengers 4. It seemed to indicate a little more than just the last day of filming, however.
“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4,” Evans tweeted. “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.”
There was much speculation, including by us, that his heartfelt words signaled the end of Captain America. Evans says now, he was just being emotional. The tweet initiated a lot of discussion, so the Avengers actor necessarily address it at Chicago’s ACE Comic-Con. According to THR, here was his explanation:
“I should clarify that, I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in some way a spoiler, and I should clarify that, regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would’ve tweeted the exact same thing…That last day of filming really was a very emotional day. It was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies — this unbelievable tapestry — and you feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I’d feel, and I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude. I know it had a ripple effect, but I am neither confirming nor denying anything.”
It’s true that a lot of work has gone into building out this entire universe. And yet, there are other contextual clues that hint at a goodbye from Steve Rogers. Evans told the New York Times, “You want to get off the train before they push you off.”
Of course, not every character that leaves a franchise has to die to do it. However, it would be difficult to envision a future in the MCU where Cap says, “You don’t need my help fighting that massive new threat to humanity. You all got it.” He doesn’t seem like the ‘sit back and watch other people work’ type to us.
Captain America’s fate will be revealed in Avengers 4 on May 3.
Featured Image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). Photo: Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2018