Chris Evans signaled his farewell to Captain America on Thursday with a tweet announcing he'd completed reshoots on Marvel's Avengers 4, triggering emotional reactions from fans. One of them is Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds, who expressed some tearful feelings of his own.
"I’m not crying," he wrote in response to Evans' tweet. "I’m weeping. There’s a difference."
I’m not crying. I’m weeping. There’s a difference.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 4, 2018
Many fans have been waiting anxiously to learn the fate of Captain America, played by Evans for the past eight years. He's among the original Avengers expected to make their exit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the contracts of many of the actors expire with the release of Avengers 4.
Reynolds, meanwhile, has found blockbuster success with this portrayal of Deadpool, Fox's foul-mouthed antihero. With Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox's key assets expected to be completed next year, his Merc with a Mouth will eventually accompany the X-Men and Fantastic Four to the MCU, albeit one without Evans' 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.