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It's long been assumed that Avengers 4 would be Chris Evans' final appearance as Captain America. It has to be assumed because neither Evans or Marvel have said anything about the future of this fan-favorite character. So, it was surprising when Evans tweeted about officially wrapping on Avengers 4 and seemed to be hinting that his time playing Cap was over. Well, it turns out this tweet may not have been exactly what it seemed, as Evans has clarified that his final day on Avengers 4 is not necessarily his last day as Cap. At Ace Comic Con he said:
I should clarify that I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in some way a spoiler. I should clarify that regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would have tweeted the exact same thing. That last day of filming was a very emotional day, and it was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry.
While appearing at Ace Comic Con in Chicago, Chris Evans told a crowd of people (via ComicBook) that his original tweet about wrapping Avengers 4 reshoots should not be taken as a goodbye or spoiler. What he actually meant was that it was emotional wrapping up a 10-year story told across 22 films. Does that mean he's still going to be Captain America in future movies? Not necessarily, but it sounds like we shouldn't base that on one tweet, no matter how well-received it was by fans and celebrities.
Personally, I would not have considered that tweet a spoiler as a lot of fans have expected that Chris Evans and several other actors will be retiring from the MCU after Avengers 4. If Phase 4 is supposed to be entirely different from what's come before and certain contracts are fulfilled, then it would be only natural that some people don't stick around. However, Evans isn't confirming anything, as he later clarified,
You feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I'd feel. And I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude. I know it had a ripple effect but I am neither confirming or denying anything.
If some characters do end up exiting, the real spoiler would be how those characters whose contracts are ending are eventually written off, like Captain America dying, for example. That's the No. 1 theory for how Captain America will make his exit, but there are some who are holding out hope that he gets to walk off into the sunset. Regardless of how Avengers 4 wraps, it's clear that the role has meant a lot to Evans and it'll be interesting to see what's next for the actor.
Asides from concept art leaks, there isn't a whole lot known about Avengers 4, no matter how many cryptic messages the Russo Brothers tweet. Stick with CinemaBlend, and we'll keep up updated on all the latest information as soon as it becomes available. Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3, 2019, and to learn more about the movie, here's everything we know so far.