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Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, has been a major player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011, and following Captain America: Civil War, he’ll return for the Avengers: Infinity War movies. However, in the MCU, cameos are a constant, and there’s aways a chance that the patriotic hero could appear in an earlier movie. If that happens, Chris Evans would his character to stop by Spider-Man: Homecoming before Thanos comes calling on Earth.
After briefly mused about Captain America teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Evans suggested Tom Holland’s first solo Spider-Man adventure to MTV as a more suitable movie for Steve Rogers to appear in next. He said:
Guardians would be fun wouldn't it? I mean, but that's very outer spacey. Cap's more of an earthbound guy. Maybe the next Spider-Man [movie]. You know those are going to be fantastic and I think Tom's such a great actor so that might be a fun one to pop up in.
Chris Evans is on point with not sticking with the Guardians as his answer. Not only is Captain America more of an "earthbound guy," but director James Gunn has made it clear that Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, will be the only major human in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. However, it’s looking more likely that Steve and the fellow Earth-based heroes will team up with the Guardians in Avengers: Infinity War, so he’ll still get to be among aliens.
Even though they were on opposite sides in Captain America: Civil War, Captain America and Spider-Man built a unique rapport during the movie, emphasized when they both mentioned where they were from in New York. Spider-Man: Homecoming is already getting some Avengers representation from Tony Stark, who is Peter Parker’s new mentor and will presumably have a significant supporting role. Still, it might be fun for Chris Evans to also cameo. Maybe Steve Rogers keeping an eye on his fellow New Yorker from afar, or he and Tony have a discreet meet-up while Spidey is dealing with a super villain.
Warning: spoilers for Captain America: Civil War are ahead!
At the end of Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers left his shield behind and retired the Captain America identity in light of the movie’s explosive events. He’s now on the run with his fellow anti-registration heroes, and while they’re still protecting the innocent, technically they’re considered criminals by the world’s governments. Later during the interview, Evans also expressed interest in cameoing in the Black Panther movie, which would fit given that we last saw Steve in Wakanda with King T’Challa and Bucky.
You can hear Evans’ full comments in the video below.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017, and Steve Rogers’ next confirmed appearance is in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 on May 4, 2018.