Chris Evans Hangs Up Captain America’s Shield

October 05, 2018

Chris Evans has confirmed that he will not be reprising his role as Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America.

The 37-year-old actor took to Twitter on Thursday, 5 October, to announce his decision, shortly after he finished shooting his scenes for the upcoming fourth “Avengers” film.

He wrote: “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 [sic].”

Evans also thanked the cast and crew, as well as the fans: “To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”

Evans has portrayed the Star-Spangled Avenger in six films, including 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War”. He also had cameos in other Marvel films such as “Agent Carter” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.