Chris Evans doesn't want to 'sour' being Captain America by appearing in another Marvel movie
In Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers hands on his trusty vibranuim shield to Sam Wilson's Falcon, effectively making him the new Captain America.
So, surely that is that for Chris Evans, the actor who has embodied the highly-principled, defrosted superhero in the MCU since 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.
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But as a beloved character, it appears the fan pressure is still on for Evans to don his spandex once again.
Asked by Variety whether he'd consider coming back, he showed distinct reservations.
“It's not a hard no, but it's not an eager yes either,” he said. “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.”
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As for how Cap's story arc neatly wound up in Endgame – that he decided to use the Thanos-defeating time heist plan in order to stay in a past timeline with his beloved Peggy Carter – he's not keen to upend that pleasing dovetail.
“I loved that for Steve. I think he deserved that. It was all his happiness. It'd be a shame to sour that... It almost feels like, maybe, we should let this one sit,” Evans added.
It's probably - well, definitely - the right choice, with Falcon and The Winter Soldier, aka Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes, set to front their own Disney+ spin-off show.
The series began shooting in Atlanta last month, and will see them teaming up with Emily VanCamp's Sharon Carter – niece of Peggy – and Daniel Brühl returning as the terrorist Helmut Zemo.
It will land in late 2020 on the new Disney streaming service.