MCU actors come and go, but once they go, the majority of the fanbase wants to see them return eventually, even if it’s just for a small cameo role. Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans concluded their MCU journey with 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, and Scarlett Johansson concluded her’s with 2021’s Black Widow. Evans’ and Johansson’s characters already got their successors in the MCU with Anthony Mackie, who is set to play Sam Wilson/New Captain America in Captain America 4, and Florence Pugh is now a new Black Widow in the franchise.
Regardless, it would be great to see those OG actors again, and Chris Evans recently answered on that million-dollar question: Will he ever play Captain America again?
“That seems to be something people would like to see. I don’t want to disappoint anybody, but It was such a good run and I’m so happy with it … it’s so precious to me. It would have to be perfect. It would be scary to rattle something that is, again, so, so dear to me, and that role means so much to me, so to revisit it would be a tall order.” — Chris Evans for ComicBook.com
Evans debuted as Steve Rogers/Captain America in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. He reprised the role in two sequels and four Avengers movies. He also had a small cameo in Thor: The Dark World and the post-credit scene of Captain Marvel. The role of Captain America is Evans’ most-known role, and after Steve finally had that dance at the end of Endgame, he was ready to give up the shield.
Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier made Sam Wilson/Falcon a new Captain America, and Anthony Mackie is set to reprise the role in Captain America 4. Not much is known about the project, but one thing is for sure, Captain America and his shield will remain to be a vital part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.