Russo Brothers say Chris Evans is 'not done with Avengers'
Avengers: Infinity War was perhaps Marvel's most popular film till date. Audiences have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the sequel, Avengers 4, releasing on May 3, 2019. Despite this, the upcoming movie will bring sadness to Captain America fans, as actor Chris Evans had bid goodbye to the role. However, directors Russo brothers suggested Evans was not done with the role.
The time Evans said goodbye
As we had reported, Evans had decided to bid farewell to his character of Steve Rogers or Captain America after playing the role in several Marvel movies. He suggested having finished his run as Captain America as he tweeted last month, after shooting for Avengers 4. Evans called it an 'emotional' day, saying it had been an honor playing the role for 8 years.
The impermanence of farewells
Despite Evans touching farewell message, Joseph and Anthony Russo, the filmmakers, suggested he should not shelve his shield immediately. Joseph told the Associated Press, that Evans' farewell was perhaps more emotional for him than it was for them because they knew he was not done yet. Though he did not want to explain further, he assured audiences would soon know what he meant.
What was said about 'Avengers 4'?
Speaking during the promotion of his new restaurant, Simone, in downtown Los Angeles, Russo teased details from Avengers 4, saying audiences should expect the unexpected. Having killed half the Marvel Universe, it was up to them to tell a challenging story, surprising the audience. He also confirmed that at this point, Avengers 4 is in post-production and is the longest Marvel film, till date.
Russo opens up about 'Avengers 4'
Russo said, "It's standing about three hours right now... It has a lot of characters in it and you know we are putting in the work, so we'll see where it ends up, but it definitely has a lot of story in it".
The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
After consecutive years of Avengers movies in 2018 and 2019, the Russo brothers have hinted that there will likely be a break before the next film. Additionally, Disney is finalizing the deal to acquire Deadpool and the X-Men from 20th Century Fox. Although he did not have direct knowledge, he guessed some time would be needed to integrate these characters into MCU.