Will Avengers: Infinity War Be The Last Time We See Chris Evans As The Sentinel Of Liberty?

It is hard to picture anyone other than Chris Evans playing Captain America, but that day is coming soon.  Maybe very soon…

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In a recent interview with Esquire, Evans confirmed that Avengers: Infinity War is the last movie on the 6 movie deal he signed with Disney.  The lengthy article talks about the level of time commitment the role involves beyond just filming the movies, including promotional tours, interviews and time in the gym. This leaves little time to unwind, explore other roles or pursue his love for directing.

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Could one of these two take over as Cap?

In the comics, Steve Rogers has already been succeeded as Captain America by both James “Bucky” Barnes and Sam “Falcon” Wilson (played by Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie in the Marvel movies).  Recasting over time is simply a reality as actors age or grow tired of roles (except in your case Hugh Jackman) and Marvel has anticipated this by signing both Stan and Mackie to long term movie deals.  This was to be expected at some point and Evans has spoken honestly before about his desire to transition behind the camera.

Could we see Steve Rogers sacrifice himself in a battle with Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War?  Marvel has been building towards a major battle with Thanos for nearly a decade and will want some kind of “death” or epic event for this movie. It seems like a natural time to pass the shield to a new Captain America and bookend this initial phase of Marvel cinema.

The recent rumors about Red Skull re-appearing in Avengers: Infinity War as one of the four henchmen for Thanos add weight to this theory. When we last saw the Red Skull he was killed or sucked into space or something…

Will we see any other current Avengers pass the torch to a second generation of heroes in the film?

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Avengers: Infinity War is due in theaters May 8th, 2018.

Side Note: There actually is a Captain America Chris Evans custom pillow case!  If you really want to be able to tell someone you slept with Chris Evans I guess…

Amazon.com Generic Captain America Chris Evans Custom Zippered Pillow Slip Cotton Polyester Pillow Cases 20x30 Two sides by Customized Pillowcase Home Kitchen
Pillow Case available on Amazon.com

 

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