Chris Evans shares a positive update on potentially coming back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America. It has been nearly half a decade since Evans finished his run as Captain America in the MCU in Avengers: Endgame, which was the end of an era for the franchise. While Sam Wilson has now become the MCU’s new Captain America, many hold out hope of seeing Evans back in some capacity down the line.
In a new interview with GQ, Evans was asked once again how he looks at the prospects of coming back to the MCU. While he is open to it, it is important for Evans that a Captain America return doesn’t just feel “like a cash grab or if it didn’t live up to expectations.” Evans also talked about being proud of his legacy as Captain America, as he shared the following:
Despite not seeming to have any set appearances coming up, there is a massive positive takeaway from Evans’ latest Captain America comments. If he were ever to come back to the MCU, Kevin Feige and his creative team would have to find a compelling way that would make him interested enough in reprising the character. The fact that Evans has no desire to take part in a pointless cameo just for the sake of it, as it would only damage Captain America’s live-action legacy after how Steve Rogers finished his journey in Avengers: Endgame.
The MCU has definitely been in a mixed spot since Phase 4 as The Multiverse Saga has been dealing with its ups and downs. The last thing the MCU needs is to work in Steve in a Captain America return that would leave the audience disappointed. If Evans came back as Captain America, it would need to be memorable and unique without taking anything away from his Avengers: Endgame finale.
Whether he would show up as a Captain America variant or his main Earth-19999 incarnation – perhaps through time travel – it would be neat to see how the MCU could bring him back for one last adventure. If there is any upcoming MCU movie that he would make sense to show up in, it would either be Captain America: Brave New World or Avengers: Secret Wars. Until he returns, the world can relive Evans’ entire run as Captain America in the MCU on Disney+ and through Blu-Ray/DVD.