Captain America’s Time in the MCU is Coming to an End. But When Exactly?

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There’s been plenty of talk behind the scenes for a number of years surrounding the length of time that some of the Marvel Studios mainstays have left in their respective roles.

In the past, Robert Downey Jr had a soft retirement from the MCU when Iron-Man 3 was, supposedly, to be his last time in the role. Of course, that wasn’t to be the case, but the number of movies left for RDJ may be limited.

Another MCU actor who’s been around since the series’ inception is Chris Evans, aka Captain America.

It’s been known that his time as Captain America is coming to an end, but there’s been no confirmation as to when his final performance will happen.

Until now that is.

Evans confirmed his last time in the role in a recent piece in The New York Times wherein Evans said how he’ll suit up one last time for the proposed sequel to Infinity War.

“You want to get off the train before they push you off.”

This, of course, confirms that Cap will survive the events of Infinity War – or at the very least, he’ll appear in flashbacks and memory scenes.

The bad news is that, after 2019, Captain America won’t be around anymore.

“I had six films in my Marvel contract,” Evans adds, “So I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter.

They said they had so many other characters to fit in – Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man – and couldn’t get them all into one movie.”

Evans will appear in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War alongside MCU cohorts Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Holland as they, along with just about everyone else in the MCU takes on Josh Brolin’s Thanos, in cinemas everywhere from 27th April.

-James, 26/03/2018

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