Although Anthony Mackie has long since been passed the shield of Captain America, and is set to star in his first solo movie in next year’s Captain America: Brave New World, fans have never stopped asking about the first guy to rock the stars and stripes. Will Chris Evans ever return to the MCU? He seemed pretty eager to get out and do other things, but in an interview with GQ, Evans doesn’t shut the door completely.
“Yeah, maybe,” Evans said when asked about an MCU return. “I’ll never say never, just because it was such a wonderful experience. But I’m also very precious with it. It’s something that I am very proud of. And like I said, sometimes I can’t believe it even happened. And I wouldn’t want the black eye if it felt like a cash grab or if it didn’t live up to expectations or if it just felt like it wasn’t connected to that original thing. So, no time soon.”
So you’re saying there’s a chance?
As long as the MCU keeps chugging along, I think it’s inevitable that Evans returns in some fashion. But even if that never happens, Evans is happy that he got to be part of something truly special…
“You kind of feel like you were just lucky enough to go along for the ride. It’s like winning the Super Bowl, but you weren’t Tom Brady. I mean, you were on the team. You might have had a couple good plays, but it’s not your victory to own. You are a part of it, which is wonderful. And you’re a part of a cultural phenomenon. That was the beauty of working on Marvel films. You never really had to be front and center. Even in your own films sometimes. Quentin Tarantino said it recently, and I was like, you know, he’s right. The character is the star. You’re there, but you don’t feel the burden of it.”
Next up for Evans is the pharmaceutical crime film Pain Hustlers which opens in October.