In a tweet published on Thursday, the Captain America actor, Chris Evans, appeared to be saying “goodbye” to his immensely popular role in the Marvel comic-book series.
The actor wrote on Twitter that it was such an honor to play Captain America for eight years straight. “Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day, to say the least.”
Chris thanked the fans, the audiences, the people behind the camera, and the people in front, adding that he was “eternally grateful” for his experiences on the set. However, the publication, GameSpot, warned fans that just because Evans made the tweet, it doesn’t mean that Captain America is a goner.
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
This won’t be the first time he has made cryptic comments, however. Back in March, during an interview with The New York Times, Evans hinted that he was thinking about leaving the long-time role. The star remarked that he wanted to exit gracefully before audiences got sick of him.
As fans of the series know, Evans first portrayed Steve Rogers, in the first Captain America, Captain America: The First Avenger, back in 2011, seven years ago.
Chris has played Captain America in three of his own movies, and four in the Avengers films. He made brief cameos in other films as well. Chris made a stellar transition in his career to a comedic and dramatic actor to a blockbuster star.
Fans of Chris Evans will remember when he had the starring role in Not Another Teen Movie, a parody film released in the early 2000’s that made fun of teen dramas from the 1980’s and the 1990’s.
Either way, if it’s true that Chris is leaving, it will be sad to see him go. However, there is talk that Captain America will be portrayed by a woman the next time around.