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Kevin Feige Comments on Reports of Chris Evans’ Return as Captain America

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Avengers: Endgame signified a large change for the future of the MCU. With Black Widow and Iron Man already gone, Captain America hung up his shield at the end of the film when he went back in time to return the Infinity Stones and never returned. Instead, Sam, Bucky and Hulk were greeted by a much older version of Steve Rogers who revealed that he had stayed in the past and lived his life with Peggy Carter.

With Steve Rogers retired, it came as a surprise in January when reports emerged that actor Chris Evans was in discussions to return. Evans dismissed the rumours shortly afterwards when he tweeted “News to me”. While many took his comments as confirmation that the report wasn’t true, others assumed Evans was simply being coy in an attempt to keep his return under wraps.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked about the report. His response can be seen below:

I rarely answer no to anything anymore because things are always surprising me with what happens, but that rumor, I think, was dispelled rather quickly by the man himself.

Anthony Mackie, who’s character Sam Wilson was picked by Steve Rogers to carry the famous shield, was also asked about the report of Chris Evans’ return. He revealed that he was fishing when the report broke.

I was actually fishing [when the report came out]. When I came back in to get some shrimp, the dude at the dock was like, ‘Hey, man! Did you see this s—?!’ I’ve been going to the same guy to get my bait for like 20 years and all of a sudden now he’s a fan. He had no idea who I was. Now he’s a fan.

Marvel’s so secretive, and it’s so ridiculous about what we know and what we don’t know. I have no idea. The dude at the dock selling me shrimp knows more about what’s going on with Marvel than I do.

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Finally, Sebastian Stan who plays the long-time friend of Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, was also asked if he was aware of the rumour.

Anything is possible, right? I saw he tweeted something about it. So, I don’t know. I feel like usually he knows what to say in those things, so I didn’t know what to make of it. And I truly don’t have any intel on that. I feel like you can’t ever think of the words ‘Captain America’ without thinking about Chris Evans. He’s done such an amazing job with it, and I feel like he’s always going to have this presence. And he has a presence in our show.

Surprisingly, Kevin Feige’s response wasn’t an outright no, but it does suggest that Chris Evans was telling the truth in his tweet. Ultimately, only time will tell if Marvel has any plans for Steve Rogers to return in the MCU. For the moment, however, it seems that the studio is firmly concentrating on Captain America’s successor to the shield in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

You can watch the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+ this Friday.

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Dave Horobin
Dave Horobinhttps://mcu-initiative.com
Formerly the Social Media Manager and a writer for TrueAchievements (the world's leading Xbox website) and now attempting to use some of what I learned on a new project. Lover of most MCU films and TV shows, football, gaming and tech.

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