Published: Sat, October 06, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Chris Evans Officially Retiring From Captain America Role

Chris Evans Officially Retiring From Captain America Role

LOS ANGELES, Oct 5 ― With Avengers 4 having finished filming, its Captain America, Chris Evans, has joined another famous franchise actor, James Bond's Daniel Craig, for 2019 crime drama Knives Out, according to Deadline Hollywood. "Eternally grateful." BBC is reporting that he is retiring from the role.

Yesterday, the actor posted an emotional message on Twitter after wrapping production on Avengers 4.

Evans was on hand for the last pieces of filming for Avengers 4, which is now untitled, and sent out a tweet as he finished the role that he has played for eight years.

He has starred in three Captain America films, including 2016's Captain America: Civil War, as well as numerous team-up films.

The commemorative tweet is widely understood to mark Evans' departure from the MCU, an event previously expected to take place in preceding film Avengers: Infinity War.

'To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories!

'Well, the contract's done, ' he said. With the pending Disney/Fox merger in 2019 and future plans for Deadpool and the X-Men in flux, we may never see Evans' Captain America and Reynolds' Deadpool share the screen together, but perhaps we can still see these two beloved actors unite for an upcoming project.

Evans' tweet had received over 1 million likes as of Friday morning.

Fans across the Twitterverse were distraught at Evans's "farewell" announcement.

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