It had already been reported that Evans planned to hang up his shield as Captain America/Steve Rogers after "Avengers 4." Evans gave fuel to that fire on October 4 when he tweeted about wrapping "Avengers 4," adding some poignant notes about playing the character for the past eight years.
It read like a goodbye. It read to many like a goodbye where Captain America probably dies. Fans were in tears. It got heavy.
Evans was put on the spot during an appearance at ACE Comic Con in Chicago. He addressed the tweet and the intense emotional response it evoked (via Comicbook):
"I should clarify that I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in someway a spoiler. I should clarify that regardless of how 'Avengers 4' ends, I would have tweeted the exact same thing. That last day of filming was a very emotional day and it was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry.
You feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I'd feel. And I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude. I know it had a ripple effect but I am neither confirming or denying anything."
Uh huh. OK.
Also at the Comic Con event, Evans was asked what it was like for his Steve Rogers to watch his childhood BFF Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) die two times -- including Bucky's dust-busting at the end of "Avengers: Infinty War." Evans' answer suggested some serious Stucky feels ahead:
"I think that's one of the more precious relationships for Steve Rogers, you know. It's one of the few relationships that's been able to transfer into modern day. It's one of the few relationships that he can identify as anything we would call home. I don't know how far I can go into that response. Yeah, I'm going to have to maybe leave it there."
Oh if you leave it there the fans will pick it up and run with it. But that's fun too.
Bucky is "home." That's love. Is it also a hint to the "sacrifices" ahead?
"Avengers 4" has officially wrapped reshoots filming for everyone, not just Chris Evans. The film is scheduled to open May 3, 2019. We're on standby to get the official title and some kind of teaser/trailer/official photos.
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