by @holocronJulie for @mar_tesseract
Chris Evans is in talks to reprise his role as Captain America, according to Deadline.
Evans, who played the iconic hero from 2011-2019, was thought to have hung up the shield after the ending of Avengers: Endgame, which saw his character reunite with Peggy Carter and seemingly spend the rest of his days with her. Many believed that this would be the last time Evans would appear in the MCU, at least for some time, but now it seems he his back sooner than expected.
Per Deadline, Evans will play Captain America in at least one MCU film with the option for more. His role is described as similar to Robert Downey Jr’s post-Iron Man 3 career in the MCU, in which he was a supporting character in films like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Captain America: Civil War. Although Evans seemingly made it clear that he was retiring his role after Endgame, the actor has expressed that he missed playing the character, saying “I absolutely loved my time with Marvel; I already miss it.”
If reports are to be believed, Evans isn’t the only returning actor to the MCU. Last year, Deadline reported that Downey Jr himself would be playing Tony Stark once more in the upcoming Black Widow prequel movie.
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