Captain America/Steve Rogers actor Chris Evans has addressed whether he will ever return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe following the character's apparent exit from the franchise in Avengers: Endgame.
When asked by his fellow MCU star Scarlett Johansson point-blank if he would ever make a comeback, Evans said, "To Marvel? You never say never. I love the character. I don’t know."
Evans played Cap across nine films (and two uncredited appearances in Ant-Man and Thor: The Dark World) before both he and Robert Downey Jr. seemingly took their bows from Marvel in Endgame. Rogers passing his shield on to Sam Wilson helped set up the upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, but even with the mantle passed on, Evans doesn't seem to be ready to admit his run is fully over.
"It’s not a hard no, but it’s not an eager yes either," he explained. "There are other things that I’m working on right now. 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. 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."
Johansson agreed with Evans' take on Captain America's exit from the Marvel Universe, citing the departure as a "beautiful, cathartic ending".
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.