“Avengers: Endgame” marks the end of the Infinity Saga and the original Avengers Six. It has also set the stage for the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain America has decided to ride into the sunset and hand off his shield and spend the rest of his life with Peggy Carter.
Captain America/Steve Rogers still exists in the current timeline of the MCU, but is now an extremely old man. Many fans believe that Chris Evans could mount a comeback in future films. However, Marvel Studios directors Joe and Anthony Russo have confirmed that “Endgame” is definitely Evans final appearance as Steve Rogers.
The Russos have said that Chris is an emotional person and that he pours his soul into what he does. However, Chris Evans appears to have closed the book on his role as Captain America and moved onto to new things. After 10 years, Chris Evans has definitely given a lot of his time playing Captain America. Evans entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America in 2010 and was featured in a film from 2011 to 2019.
That’s nine Movies total, just one short of Robert Downey Jr.’s MCU career. With his work as the Human Torch in the “Fantastic Four” movies, Evans has recorded an extensive superhero resume.
In “Endgame” he spends a few moments saying his goodbyes to Tony Stark and then enters the Quantum Realm to return the Infinity Stones to their rightful place.
While this was only supposed to take a few seconds, Steve decides to go back to the 1940s and finally live the life he wanted with Peggy Carter. When he returned to the present, Steve Rogers hands of the Captain America mantle to Sam Wilson, who will carry the shield.
Captain America’s decision to hand the shield to Falcon is definitely going to be a part of the upcoming “Falcon and Winter Soldier” series on Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney Plus.
Chris Evans could decide to return and make a cameo as his older self in a future MCU film. The Russos featured on the Happy Sad Confused podcast that Evans is moving onto the next chapter of his acting life. Luckily, fans were able to see his character arc unfold across almost a decade, and though we won’t be seeing Steve Rogers again, his character will continue to be felt long into the years.
“Avengers: Endgame,” is still making a massive amount of money at the box office. The Russos said that Steve’s storyline was about finding his own personal life. He’s been spending his time serving the public and now it’s time for him to take care of himself. RDJ’s Tony Stark went from a playboy to a man willing to lay his life down for his team and the rest of the universe.