Chris Evans calls return as Captain America ‘a Tall Order’

Chris Evans calls return as Captain America ‘a Tall Order’

Chris Evans calls return as Captain America ‘a Tall Order’

While many hope Chris Evans will pick up the shield again and play Captain America again, the actor has said his return to the MCU as the iconic Avenger would be “quite a task.”

Speaking to Comicbook.com at a press event for Lightyear, in which Evans stars as Buzz Lightyear, the actor was asked if he had any plans to return as Cap.

A popular fan pick for Evans’ return, as Steve Rogers is all about returning the Infinity Stones to their rightful place, as we only got to see the aftermath of that adventure in Avengers: Endgame.

While Evans acknowledged that potential storyline, he also said that playing Captain America was extremely important to him and he doesn’t seem ready to return to the role unless the “perfect” scenario presents itself.

“That seems to be something people would love to see,” Evans said of the potential to return as Captain America in a story about him putting the Infinity Stones back where they belong. “I don’t want to disappoint anyone, but it was such a good run and I’m so happy with it… it’s so precious to me. It should be perfect. It would be scary to rattle something that, again, so , so dear to me, and that role means so much to me, so it would be a tall order to revisit it.”

There were reports that Evans would play Captain America again in 2021, but he quickly shot it down by saying “news for me” with a shrug emoji. Obviously, actors have lied about casting rumors in the past, so anything is possible.

Evans first took on the role of Steve Rogers in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and has been one of the key players in the MCU during his impressive run. His last appearance was in Avengers: Endgame when he returned as an old man after returning the Infinity Stones and passing the shield to Sam Wilson.

After the events of the movie and Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Wilson has now become the new Captain America.

For more, check out our look at how we think Evans’ Captain America could return to the MCU and how his performance in the upcoming The Gray Man is “so far” from the hero.

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