Hollywood actor Chris Evans has portrayed the on-screen larger-than-life Marvel superhero Captain America, alongside Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye. After playing The First Avenger for eight years, his time comes to an end with the wrap of Avengers 4.
Avengers 4 is Marvel's twenty-second movie!
Bidding farewell to the iconic character, Chris Evans tweeted about how it was 'an honour' to play Captain. "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. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful," the post read.
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. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) 4 October 2018
The thing we all wanted not to happen has happened. The rumors have turned true and it is time we face it! Do you remember in a previous interview Chris Evans had said, “You want to get off the train before they push you off." And we know that many of the main Avengers actors are out of contract after Avengers 4; so this means he'll probably be killed off!
Talking about Twitter reactions, they've been many. Most of them are sobbing about Captain America and his powerful everything and of course, because it’s the end of an era! Even other superheroes are getting involved. Here's Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds reaction.
I’m not crying. I’m weeping. There’s a difference.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) 4 October 2018
Captain America: The First Avengers was the fifth superhero movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - or MCU as it's also known. This series introduced a new superhero to the audience Steve Rogers, a small, scrawny buthonourable man who wants nothing more than joining the US Army to fight Nazis during World War II. Later through many events Steve Rogers, the small guy turns into the iconic and most loved Captain America!
On a related note, Captain America is not Chris Evans first comic book character. He warlier played the Human Torch in two Jessica Alba starrer Fantastic Four franchise. Also, Evans has recently been more like a vocal critic of US president Donald Trump, by calling him the "puppet" of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.