Chris Evans has no interest in returning as Captain America

Gregory Wakeman
Chris Evans currently has no interest in playing Captain America again (Image by Marvel Studios)

Chris Evans has downplayed the chances of him ever returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America. 

Evans, who has played or made a cameo as the superhero in 11 movies, especially has no interest in reprising the role in the near future because he doesn’t want to ruin his already iconic departure in Avengers: Endgame, which was only released last year.

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It was Graham Norton, via IGN, who asked Evans whether or not his time as Captain America was actually over. “Yes, I think it is,” was the actor’s response. 

"It was a great run and we went out on such a high note that it would be risky to revisit it in my opinion," he continued. "It was such a good experience and I think it's better left that way."

An emotional Chris Evans contemplates his Marvel future (Image by Marvel Studios)

However, Evans also made sure to leave some wiggle room, as he added, "It's not a hard no. But it's not an eager yes either. I think Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey."

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This isn’t the first time that Evans has teased his future as Steve Rogers. During a conversation with Variety last year, Evans emphasised that he had a number of “other things” that he was “working on right now,” before then breaking down his stipulations for his potential return. 

“If you’re going to revisit it, it can’t be a cash grab. It can’t be just because the audience wants to be excited. What are we revealing? What are we adding to the story? A lot of things would have to come together.”