Chris Evans Announces That He’s Done Playing Captain America In The Marvel Cinematic Universe


Chris Evans, who’s been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, announced on Thursday that he’s finished playing Captain America. “Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor,” the actor tweeted. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”

So… you are probably going to die in Avengers 4.

The departure isn’t a complete surprise. Evans, who’s appeared in nine Marvel movies (Captain America, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Avengers: Infinity War), said earlier this year that “you want to get off the train before they push you off.” Speaking of trains: the Snowpiercer star, who’s defining role will always be Jake Wyler in Not Another Teen Movie, recently signed up for the Apple thriller Defending Jacob, based on William Landay’s bestseller of the same name.

The tributes to O Captain, My Captain have already started rolling in. “Love you… Will always say you are the best!!!! Team Cap Forever,” Captain Marvel‘s Mckenna Grace tweeted, while others are making the “spoiler alert” joke (even though Evans has been discussing exiting after Avengers 4 for months).

But this is the only homage that matters.