Chris Evans has clarified the tweet in which he said farewell to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after he completed Avengers 4 reshoots, insisting he didn't spoil the fate of Captain America.
Although Avengers 4 is still months away, fans are scouring the internet for any clues about who will live and die in the sequel to Infinity War. Heroes like Spider-Man, Black Panther and Scarlet Witch will be brought back to life following Thanos' devastating finger snap -- they all have other projects in development -- but audiences are bracing for some permanent casualties.
Evans previously teased he will hang up his shield after Avengers 4, but he reassured audiences over the weekend at ACE Comic Con in Chicago that recent comments don't mean Steve Rogers has to die. "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," he told the crowd. "And I should clarify that, regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would’ve tweeted the exact same thing."
He continued, “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." Evans also revealed that he knew the farewell tweet might cause a stir. "I know it had a ripple effect, but I am neither confirming or denying anything," he said.
Evans simply could've been saying goodbye to his tenure as Captain America and thanking the franchise that has helped to propel him up the Hollywood A-List. At the same time, the star's comments also aren't ruling out Captain America's death in Avengers 4.
By refusing to pass comment on Cap's possible demise, Evans is cleverly covering his back for whatever eventuality. Either way, it looks increasingly likely that Evans will stay true to his word and is really done playing Captain America after Avengers 4. Some fans have speculated that the Russo brothers' equally cryptic wrap photo could be a shot of Captain America's coffin. Everyone will have to wait until next year to find out how Evans bows out as Steve Rogers.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Evangeline Lilly, and Josh Brolin. The film arrives May 3, 2019.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)