After portraying Captain America for almost a decade, Evans tweeted today that it may be over.
“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful,” Evans tweeted.
In a New York Times article from March, Evans was quoted as saying, “You want to get off the train before they push you off,” so clearly the actor has been thinking about retiring from the character for a while.
Evans, 37, has thus far played the character in six Marvel Studios films: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War(2018). He also had cameos in both Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
Earlier in his career, he played a totally different Marvel character in the first two Fantastic Four films: Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).
Here is Evans’ tweet from earlier today: