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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown into a behemoth force in the entertainment industry, starting with relatively humble roots. Actor Chris Evans had a long tenure playing Steve Rogers/Captain America, starring in a whopping seven blockbusters so far. And while there are rumors that Evans might be returning to his role, Avengers: Endgame was seemingly his final appearance. And the 39 year-old actor recently shared which particular scene makes him emotional.
The Russos did the impossible with Avengers: Endgame, balancing a massive cast of characters and somehow managing to meet the high expectations set by Infinity War. Captain America had a great showing, stepping up in the time heist, battling Thanos, and finally getting his happy ending with Peggy. Chris Evans recently spoke to the emotional moment of Endgame for him: Cap wielding Thor's hammer Mjölnir. As he put it,
And just like that, Chris Evans continues to be a national treasure. Because rather than getting emotional about Captain America's happy ending or the possible end to his MCU tenure, Evans is emotional about the magic of film, and how wielding Mjölnir affected audiences around the world. Class act.
Chris Evans' comments to Empire (via ScreenRant) shows what it's truly like being a superhero. Evans and RDJ led the MCU with their pair of Avengers, and have watched as the shared universe continued to grow in unexpected ways. Both Iron Man and Cap got to have plenty of satisfying moments in Avengers: Endgame, but it looks like Cap wielding Thor's hammer still has the ability to choke up Evans.
Captain America's tenure in the MCU is currently streaming on Disney+. You can use this link to sign up for the streaming service.
The iconic hammer moment from Avengers: Endgame happens in the epic final battle with Thanos in the ruins of Avengers Compound. It was a moment hinted at back in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and was a major payoff for the hardcore fans. As a reminder. you can check out that sequence below.
Following Thanos' destruction, Captain America took both Mjölnir and the Infinity Stones back to their proper homes within the timeline. As such, it's unclear if we'll ever see Cap wield the hammer again on the big screen. What's more, the hammer's destruction in Thor: Ragnarok puts into question exactly how Jane Foster will transform into Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder.
While Avengers: Endgame ended with Cap and Peggy finally getting their dance, there were recently new rumors that Chris Evans was negotiating a deal to possible reprise his role as Steve Rogers in the MCU. Since his previous contract is up it would be a major financial opportunity for Evans if he returned, although it might cheapen the character's conclusion. That is, unless the future appearance fills int he timeline about what happened in those years he spent in the past.
The next installment in the MCU is Black Widow on May 7th. In the meantime, check out our 2021 release list to plan your next movie experience.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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