Chris Evans Is In No Hurry To Play Captain America Again

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By the time Avengers: Endgame came to a close, many of the MCU’s signature superheroes were either dead or retired. Steve Rogers/Captain America was in the latter camp, making a future return to the MCU entirely possible. However, in a recent conversation with fellow Marvel veteran Scarlett Johansson, Evans made it clear that he’s in no hurry to bring the character back.

“It’s not a hard no, but it’s not an eager yes either,” he explained. “There are other things that I’m working on right now. I think Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey. If you’re going to revisit it, it can’t be a cash grab. It can’t be just because the audience wants to be excited. What are we revealing? What are we adding to the story? A lot of things would have to come together.”

Last we heard, Rogers was committed to resuming life with Peggy in the 1940s—and Evans has no desire for the character to deviate from that path. “It’d be a shame to sour that,” he said. “I’m very protective of it. It was such a precious time, and jumping onto the movie was a terrifying prospect to me. I said no a bunch of times, and there’s a million and one ways it could have gone wrong. It almost feels like maybe we should let this one sit.”

Evans can next be seen in Knives Out, which we saw (and praised) at TIFF. Check out the trailer below.