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Chris Evans Says No To Captain America’s Return

Disney fans recently faced some disappointment upon learning that Dame Julie Andrews was saying no to a third Princess Diaries movie, and the disappointment continues for any Marvel fans who were partial to Steve Rogers! The Marvel superhero played by Bostonian actor Chris Evans has been replaced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by a new Captain America (played by Anthony Mackie in Falcon and the Winter Soldier) after Steve Rogers’ story had a happy ending in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, but some fans still hoped that Evans would return for his role someday — and the Lightyear actor has made that look very unlikely after a recent interview.

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Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America opposite Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter/Peggy Carter. Credit: Marvel

Chris Evans played Captain America for about 10 years, starting with the 2011 movie Captain America: The First Avenger and ending with the 2019 movie Avengers: Endgame (with a few additional Captain America movies in the mix).

On the D23 podcast, Chris Evans was asked if he would ever return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as his character from the Marvel comics. “I’m off that train now,” Evans said, joking that “I luckily don’t have to keep any more secrets.” Evans continued his response after being pressed further.

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Chris Evans as Captain America and Steve Rogers. Credit: gq.com

“I don’t think so,” he said, turning down the idea of Steve’s return. “I mean, it was a really unbelievable ride and the character is just so dear to me. I’m just so precious with it — to return to the role…I mean the truth is, the role isn’t even mine anymore. The role is Anthony Mackie’s,” he explained.

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Anthony Mackie in ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ Credit: Marvel

“Even if there was a different incarnation, not as Captain America but for Steve Rogers, even that would feel…I would be very cautious. Just because I love that chapter of my life, professionally and personally,” Evans clarified. “I love what those movies accomplished — and to revisit it and potentially have some weird extension to that legacy would be upsetting if it didn’t land…so it would require a near-perfect recipe.”

“It may just not be in the cards,” the Knives Out actor concluded. This might sound like bad news for Steve Rogers fans, but at least there are plenty of Captain America and Avengers movies to rewatch — not to mention a Captain America musical from Hawkeye!

About Sharon

Sharon is from New England. She's a writer, animal lover, and, of course, a Disney Fanatic! Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures.