#EmotionalGoodbye: Chris Evans hangs up hero Captain America's uniform
Chris Evans is popular for playing Steve Rogers, the super soldier who serves as the American icon for freedom and justice, Captain America. He took up the shield of Cap about 8 years ago. However, he had been hinting at exiting the role for years, and has finally hung up his shield, after wrapping up his shooting for the sequel to 'Infinity War'.
Chris has become synonymous with Cap's character, just as Robert Downey Jr. has become with Iron Man. His role holds a special place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Captain America is technically the first Avenger. However, he had long hinted his wish to move to newer prospects. Chris was quoted saying, "You want to get off the train before they push you off".
Chris acted in several Avengers movies like 'Captain America: The First Avenger', 'The Avengers', 'Age of Ultron', 'Winter Soldier', 'Civil War', and 'Infinity War'. However, he was a recurring character in another Marvel super-team. He played Johnny Storm or Human Torch in Fantastic Four movies.
Despite Chris' insistence on moving on to other projects, playing a role for a long time leaves an indelible mark on an actor, and he had grown attached to Captain's character. His farewell message was touching, saying it had been an honor playing the role for 8 years and thanking everyone behind and in front of the cameras for all the great memories.
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) October 4, 2018
Chris' farewell might signify Cap's death in the new Infinity War movie, trying to stop Thanos. The film will release on May 3, 2019. As Marvel progresses into newer phases, the focus will shift from our original heroes to new saviors. As for Evans, he is next slated to appear in 'Knives Out' a murder mystery, by Rian Johnson, 'The Last Jedi' director.