End of an era
After taking us on an emotional journey with his Steve Rogers, Chris Evans is seemingly hanging up his shield for good after Avengers 4.
The 37-year-old actor said his supposed goodbyes in an heartfelt tweet where he showed his gratitude for his iconic role, and that ‘the last 8 years have been an honor.’
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.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 4, 2018
Evans has always hinted at leaving Marvel, as an interview with the New York Times had him quoted saying ‘You want to get off the train before they push you off.’
Fans, including fellow celebs, reacted to the news
What a run you had brother. Congrats on breathing life into such an iconic character. Keep on keepin’ on ?? https://t.co/yg38AcXNUi
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 4, 2018
I’m not crying. I’m weeping. There’s a difference.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 4, 2018
While the news IS sad (he’s my fave Avenger after all), several Marvel characters HAVE taken up the mantle of Captain America in the comics before, including Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan).
See you around Cap! Thanks for everything!