My favorite character in the MCU should be no secret to people who frequent this website. It’s Steve Rogers. I’m saying MCU rather than Marvel because I refuse to acknowledge what Nick Spencer is doing at all.
Also because my favorite character in Marvel Comics is Kamala Khan anyway with Miles Morales as a very close second.
Not the point though. Largely the reason I love MCU Steve so much is majorly due to Chris Evans’ amazing performance in the role. Have you seen the man fight David Duke on Twitter and call out Donald Trump? It’s pretty perfect casting. Which for the most part (looking at you Iron Fist) is what we can say to Marvel properties as whole.
Of course, now people are getting nervous because at the end of Avengers 4 will be the end of Chris Evans contract with Marvel. The actor has been coy about whether or not he will come back in the role at all.
In a recent interview with Collider, Evans pretty much laid out his position. He’s open to coming back. After all, RDJ came back to Tony Stark post his contracted end.
He said: “It’s really not up to me. My contract is up. I’m not going to sit here and say, “No more.” I think Hugh Jackman has made 47 Wolverine movies, and they somehow keep getting better. It’s a character I love, and it’s a factory that really knows what they’re doing. The system is sound, over there. They make great movies. If they weren’t kicking out quality, I’d have a different opinion. But, everything Marvel does seems to be cinema gold.”
This is all true. Evans really does love playing Captain America. Although, I think he wouldn’t mind a longer break in between movies.
Could you blame him though? Seriously?
“Like I said, I love the character. The only reason it would end is ‘cause my contract is up. After Avengers 4, my contract is done. Talk to Marvel. If we engage further, I’d be open to it. I love the character. It’s almost like high school. You certainly always look to senior year, and then, all of a sudden, senior year happens and you’re like, “I don’t know if I’m ready to go.” It’s tough thinking about not playing the guy.”
So I guess it’s up to the bigwigs at Marvel Studios if Evans stays on.