For a long time, we’ve known Captain America as Chris Evans. After playing the super-soldier for nearly a decade in the MCU, the actor dropped out in 2019. In Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers traveled back in time to return the Infinity Stones to the past. He was then found in the present in the skin of an old man.
At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers passes the torch to his lifelong friend, Sam Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie. A few months later, we saw the latter in his own series titled The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. In this show, we discover Sam Wilson struggling to perpetuate the legacy of Captain America. But that didn’t last long and Sam ended up accepting his new responsibilities.
After The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, he will star in Captain America: New World Order.
No, Chris Evans will not be back
The role of Captain America now goes to Anthony Mackie. Despite this, sources went on to say that Chris Evans could return as the super soldier. Anthony Mackie recently talked about this in an interview dedicated to Captain America 4.
The actor wanted to set the record straight and said that Chris Evans has had his time in the MCU. Anthony Mackie swept away the hopes of all those who still expected to see Steve Rogers again in the Marvel Universe.
“Chris is so far away from Marvel. It’s like Marvel wasn’t even in his radius. He’s gone too far. He’s enjoying life. He’s like a little old retiree.”
It’s a good thing for the MCU
Steve Rogers has a large following in the MCU. They will surely be disappointed when they tell themselves they will never see him again. But the fact that Steve Rogers won’t be returning could be a good thing for the MCU.
Indeed, this would maintain her narrative arc, but not only! By not bringing him back, Marvel will be able to focus on developing the new version of Captain America.
It remains to be seen what the MCU has in store for Sam Wilson. And right now, we don’t know much about Captain America: New World Order.