Ten Years Ago on July 22nd, 2011, actor Chris Evans made his debut as the iconic Steve Rogers AKA “Captain America” in Captain America: The First Avenger. Captain America wasn’t Chris’ first Marvel role as he played Johnny Storm AKA “The Human Torch” in the 2005 Fantastic 4 film by 20th Century Fox. Chris’ portrayal of Cap is a fan favorite due to being one of the founding members of the MCU Avengers and being a leader, whether it be soldiers, heroes or secret agents, he can take charge and do the right thing.
The 2019 MCU film Avengers: Endgame was the last time we saw Steve Rogers hold up his iconic shield as he decided to grow old with Peggy Carter and pass the mantel to Sam Willson AKA “The Falcon” played by Anthony Mackie, who debut in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and is the current star of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney Plus.
It has recently been stated that a “Captain America 4” is in development which is set to have the Sam Wilson version of Captain America set to star. Of course some fans believe Bucky should have been given the shield first, then Sam, as that was the order in the original comics, but I digress.
With a number of MCU films having some surprise appearances/cameos/returns from time to time some speculated that Chris Evans’ version of Cap would make an appearance somewhere in the film, but apparently this seems unlikely as many of the MCU actors from the past 3 Phases are moving on from their super suits, many didn’t even reprise their roles in Disney Plus’ Marvel’s What If…? series.
Supposedly the reason why is due to Marvel not wanting Steve Rogers taking away any thunder from Sam Wilson, who had just recently become the new Cap. After that Marvel may be open to him appearing again, but I think that is unlikely due to the recent Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit, leading to some former MCU actors wanting to avoid a similar situation.
What do you think? Should Chris appear in the 4th film or should he just retire from the role?
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