Before “Avengers: Endgame” debuted, Chris Evans told The New York Times, “You want to get off the train before they push you off,” suggesting his time in the MCU was done. In 2021, when reports of a potential Captain America return manifested, Evans (via The Hollywood Reporter) shared that the rumors were unfounded. The cycle is continuing, with the actor again shooting down the idea of an Avengers reunion or a definitive return as Steve Rogers.
In a September GQ profile, Evans said he’ll “never say never” to a future appearance “just because it was such a wonderful experience.” “And I wouldn’t want the black eye if it felt like a cash grab or if it didn’t live up to expectations or if it just felt like it wasn’t connected to that original thing,” he added. “So, no time soon.” His comments imply there aren’t plans to bring Evans or the other Avengers stars back for a future project.
Then again, this is Marvel, and conversations about resurrecting some of the franchise’s beloved heroes could be happening behind the scenes. For what it’s worth, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson have previously shot down the idea of returning to the MCU, which is either a positive or negative, depending on how you look at it. And seeing as “Endgame” beautifully wrapped up Captain America’s arc, it seems daft to bring Evans back for another project.