Prepare to get goosebumps watching this trailer from one of Marvel's many creative fans. The video honors Chris Evans' Captain America, and his long journey leading up to Avengers: Endgame. The supercut includes shots from the Endgame trailers, in addition to Steve Rogers' past MCU films, in a video created to highlight "the tragedy of Captain America's story arc." Check it out:
There's obviously been a lot of speculation about Captain America's future, specifically Chris Evans' future in the role as Steve Rogers. Based on MCU star contracts, it looked like he might hang up Cap's shield with Avengers 4, now known as Endgame. When he wrapped filming in October 2018, Chris Evans posted something that was read by many to mean he was done. The Russo Brothers followed by saying Evans was "not done yet," and that the audience would understand after the movie. But they do like to keep their secrets, and sometimes openly misdirect fans, so who knows.
Chris Evans was already part of the Marvel Comics family with the 2005 Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel. But he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: The First Avenger, which opened in 2011 as the fifth movie in the MCU. Evans returned as Steve Rogers in The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War. He also had some standout cameos, like those PSAs in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Chris Evans was originally contracted for six features, and that would've ended with Infinity War, but he signed on for Endgame, reportedly because it would wrap everything up. We know Avengers 4 is meant to shake up the MCU in a big way, beyond just for Chris Evans. Many early MCU stars may be joining him if he does indeed say a permanent goodbye with Endgame.
In the meantime, this fan video does beautifully highlight Steve Rogers' heroism and the tragic love story he shared (too briefly) with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).
There are any number of fan theories on how Avengers: Endgame will play out, and how Captain America may or may not exit the story. If Chris Evans does leave, there's already speculation that Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) or Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) could pick up Cap's shield.
Answers -- and probably tears, and probably even more questions -- will come when Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 26, as one of the many films worth checking out on the big screen in 2019. Keep up with all things MCU in our handy guide.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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