Avengers: Endgame closes on a bittersweet note, with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) having successfully completed his reverse “time heist” to return the Infinity Stones to their rightful places and times, but having decided to stay in the past and grow old with the love of his life, Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). We’re definitely excited to see what Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) can do as Falcon, er, Cap, er Fal-Captain America, but the thought of never seeing Evans in the red-white-and-blues again has us a bit misty.
With time travel, the quantum realm and the multiverse now in play, anything is possible in the MCU, so there’s myriad ways Evans could return, but for his part, the actor is “protective” of Cap’s right to a happy ending and would never want to “sour” it by returning to the role.
It was such a beautiful cathartic ending, and I loved that for Steve. I think he deserved that. It was all his happiness.
Still, Evans has enough love for the character to refrain from any absolutes.
It’s not a hard no, but it’s not an eager yes either. There are other things that I’m working on right now. I think Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey. If you’re going to revisit it, it can’t be a cash grab.
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