1NEWS – Chris Evans has closed the book on his career in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The 41-year-old actor responded to rumors that he would return for Captain America’s fourth solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after The Hollywood Reporter announced that Julius Onah would be directing the film.
“It’s unclear whether Chris Evans will reprise his role as Steve Rogers, aka the first Captain America,” The Hollywood Reporter admin tweeted, to which Evans responded, “Sam Wilson is Captain America.”
Chris Evans seems to be referring to the events of the Disney+ miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, in which Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) ends up embracing Captain America’s shield after serving as sidekick to the first Captain, Falcon.
Mackie helms a new MCU film. He previously spoke to PEOPLE about why he likes playing Sam, an Air Force veteran who uses his military skills to become a Falcon.
“I like the fact that he’s a normal guy. He doesn’t have superpowers, he doesn’t have serums and all this,” he explained, quoted by People.
“He’s just an ordinary guy who wants to do the right thing. When we first met him, he was an army adviser. Then he was picked up by Captain America to become an Avenger. And it’s like, he’s on this whirlwind adventure. And the adventure just keeps growing. The discovery was something I really enjoyed,” added Mackie.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier creator and writer Malcolm Spellman is reported to be writing the script for Captain America 4. It’s unclear if Mackie’s Falcon co-stars Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus will join him in the film.
Evans made his debut as a patriotic superhero in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and played roles in seven MCU films. He finally ended his career in the MCU with Avengers: Endgame 2019, when Rogers gave Sam the shield.