America's ass might be coming back to the MCU.
update at 1:55pm PT on January 14, 2021
Chris Evans himself reacted to the headlines about his potential MCU return on Thursday afternoon, making the supposedly near-done deal sound a helluva lot less likely.
News to me🤷🏻♂️— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 14, 2021 @ChrisEvans
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Looks like he really can do this all day.
Chris Evans is reportedly eyeing a return to his role as Captain America, despite the events of "Endgame" seemingly concluding his arc in very satisfying fashion.
While it's not a done deal just yet, Deadline reports Evans is expected to reprise the role "in some form" in at least one Marvel property and a second film after that. His appearances, they say, would be similar to Robert Downey Jr.'s supporting work as Iron Man in "Captain America: Civil War" and "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
Though Evans seemed happy to hang up his helmet, Deadline says "things had changed in recent months as the idea was floated of Evans returning to the MCU as Rogers to see if there was any interest and as the weeks went by, Evans became more game to the idea with the two sides coming to agreement at the top of the year."
If it happens, it'll be interesting to see how his Cap returns.
"Endgame" saw him travel back in time after defeating Thanos to be with Peggy, where he lived a very full life before handing his shield over to Anthony Mackie's Falcon as an old man. Since we don't expect to see a 90-something Captain America in the present day, it's possible we could get another movie set in the past before he was frozen in ice, or while living in secret with Peg. Of course, more time travel and/or multiverse shenanigans could also make make him young again.
In a recent interview with The Jess Cagle Show, Mackie said Disney+'s upcoming "Falcon and The Winter Soldier" will deal with who should take up the Captain America mantle after "Endgame."
"The show, the idea of the show is basically, you know, and at the end of 'Avengers: Endgame,' Cap decided he was going into retirement and he asked me if I would take up the shield, but at no point in time, did I agree to or say that I would be Captain America," said Mackie. "So the show walks the line of who is going to take up the shield and who's going to be Captain America if Steve isn't coming back."