Actor Chris Evans is retired from playing Captain America in the MCU, although he could easily come back at any point, which begs the question if he should (or shouldn’t) return if the opportunity arose. Evans played Steve Rogers/Captain America for 12 MCU movies, including three solo films and four Avengers films. His last appearance as Captain America was in Avengers: Endgame, which saw him return the Infinity Stones to their correct place in time before returning to his own timeline as an old man. Evans went on to literally pass the shield to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson/The Falcon, who became the new Captain America in the Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Evans recently said that a return to play Captain America would have to be “perfect” and that making it happen would be a “tall order”. He’s also been outspoken in his support for Mackie taking over the role, tweeting that “Sam Wilson is Captain America”, as Captain America 4 is currently in the works with Julius Onah directing and Mackie set to reprise the role. Evans, meanwhile, has been low-key in his acting efforts since Avengers: Endgame, appearing in the Apple TV+ mini-series Defending Jacob, while providing the voice for Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s Lightyear, and showing up for cameos in Free Guy and Don’t Look Up. His latest role is as the villain for his Endgame directors in Netflix’s The Gray Man.