Chris Evans last appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, giving his friend Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) the role of Captain America (figuratively) in addition to his own (literally) shield. Since then, while Chris Evans’ celebrity stature has remained a mystery, it’s still unclear what happened to the previous version of Steve Rogers we saw last. According to our credible and reliable sources, Chris Evans has signed a deal to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we have a good idea of what project he will return for.
Chris Evans has been a staple in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011. As one of the original members of the Avengers (which eventually emerged as the successful main force of Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor), Chris Evans came to represent true faith and courage in a complex world. Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War were considered essential parts of the second and third phases of the MCU, and the character’s journey as a man proved to be one of the most emotional arcs in the entire franchise. Even after Chris Evans left Marvel, the impact of his absence was evident in the Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and some conversations about his personal life.
Chris Evans’ return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be officially announced at the upcoming D23 event. Still, we’ll say this: Captain America will return in Secret Wars. It’s been rumored for months that Marvel Studios owner/mastermind Kevin Feige is developing a significant crossover event called Secret Wars. It was finally confirmed at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Secret Wars will undoubtedly draw on influential elements from the 1984 Marvel Comics limited series. But just as Infinity War and Endgame took parts of Thanos’ Quest and Infinity Gauntlet and created a new story, Secret Wars will do the same.
However, the basic premise of Secret Wars is simple: a mysterious cosmic entity that chooses the best and worst superheroes and villains and encourages them to fight. It includes characters that haven’t been introduced to the MCU yet, such as Doctor Doom and the X-Men, so there’s a lot of potentials. Captain America (Steve Rogers version) was an early character in the original comic book series, mainly due to Chris Evans’ request to return to Marvel. With the MCU’s heavy focus on the multiverse and ability to create different versions of every character imaginable, it seems almost sure that we’ll see Chris Evans back for the good fight at Marvel’s next crossover event.