Chris Evans rejects rumors of return to the MCU and supports Anthony Mackie

Chris Evans has confirmed that he will not be returning as Captain America in Marvel’s next installment. In addition, he admitted that Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson will be the titular character from now on.

Here is everything you need to know.

Chris Evans speaks out in defense of Anthony Mackie

Chris Evans has shut down rumors that he will reprise the iconic role of Captain America in the next Marvel Cinematic Universe project.

This comes after the Hollywood Reporter announced that Julius Onah has been hired to act as director for the fourth Captain America film.

The news outlet wrote, “It is unclear if Chris Evans would reprise his role as Steve Rogers, aka the first Captain America.”

Regardless, the news forced Marvel maniacs to keep their fingers crossed that Evans returns as Steve Rogers.

However, the 41-year-old has cleared up the ongoing speculation in a recent tweet.

He wrote: ‘Sam Wilson is Captain America.’

The message further confirmed that the Lightyear actor has officially retired from his roles as Captain America.

Evans first chose the red, white, and blue shield in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. He went on to play the role in 10 Marvel movies, but passed the shield on to his MCU friend Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) in Avengers. : Endgame of 2019.

Additionally, Mackie and Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier) returned as their respective characters in the Disney plus miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

The series ends with Sam finally accepting the responsibilities of Captain America.

Netizens react to Chris Evans’ recent tweet

Following the Chris Evans reveal, several fans took to Twitter to praise the actor.

Some fans were quick to emphasize that no one could ever replace Steve Rogers or Evans as the superhero character.

One fan wrote: ‘I see what you’re saying Chris; but Sam Wilson, amazing as he is, can’t replace Steve Rogers. It can only happen to you. Nobody can fill Steve’s shoes. And no one can replace YOU like Steve Rogers.

Another tweeted: “Well for the title but even if it’s Sam or even Bucky it doesn’t matter cuz Cap is Steve Rogers.”

Another user added: “I’m a Steve Rogers fan to the end… but Steve passed the shield on to Sam.”

Meanwhile, according to recent reports, the next project could move into the pre-production phase. Also, the installment is expected to launch possibly during Marvel’s Phase 5.

More details about the project will likely be revealed at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con.

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