It has been a little over a day since Chris Evans announced he may finally be hanging up his shield, and public response remains considerably gloomy. Fans in general are devastated, with most having already penned their goodbyes. One such Captain America fan decided to go the extra mile by crafting a video tribute to the First Avenger, inspired by the music of Hans Zimmer and the poignancy of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.
Mr. Krepshus' reimagined Man of Steel and Captain America mashup trailer pays homage to the role Evans adopted in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger in a series of beautifully edited clips, drawing from the first Captain America movie down to 2016's Civil War and all three Avengers films.
It begins with Steve Rogers' most iconic moment -- the day he decides to risk his life for the country he loves, while the woman he cares the most about begs him to change his mind. The tribute continues into his journey teaming up with the Avengers and -- with Secretary Ross narrating Rogers' exploits in the background -- saving the world about a hundred times over.
It then segues into Steve Rogers' early days at Camp Lehigh. Dr. Abraham Erskine reminds us, via voice over, why Skinny Steve was always a hero: "Because the strong man who has known power all his life may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength, and knows compassion."
The video ends on a powerful note, with the Red Skull taunting and asking Rogers, "What made you so special?" Steve replies, "Nothin'. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn."
The video has over 130k views since September 2018, and counting. It seems the video's creator had a hunch that the Captain would be saying goodbye long before his recent tweet. The video has gained considerable traction on YouTube since Evans tweeted his apparent farewell.
Chris Evans will return as Captain America in next year's Avengers 4. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the untitled Infinity War sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Josh Brolin, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd and Brie Larson. The film hits theaters on May 3, 2019.