Los Angeles, July 10 - The announcement of Marvel Studios' Captain America 4
gave a lot of air to the rumors and those rumors are back as the movie is moving into the next stage of development. While some rumors might turn out true at the latter stage, the biggest of them has been shut down by the (former) Captain America himself.
Hollywood superstar Chris Evans, who played this iconic superhero character in the first three "Captain America" movies and "Avengers" movies, has shut down the reports of him returning to take the shield again. "Captain America 4" was announced with Anthony Mackie as the new shield-bearer in the MCU and Evans aka Steve Rogers has once again reaffirmed this major Marvel development by reacting to a report of his Marvel return.
The question of a possible Evans return has danced in the minds of many Marvel fans since he said goodbye to the role in Avengers: Endgame. Recently, Evans was asked directly about a return on the Disney D23 Podcast. It seems like that's just not in the cards. Evans told them that Mackie has the shield right now and it would take an almost perfect script to change that.
Meanwhile, Chris Evans may not return to the MCU (for now), he has plenty of exciting global audience appealing movies in the pipeline. He will next star in the Netflix action thriller "The Gray Man", a film adaptation of the 2009 novel of the same name directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. It also stars Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Jessica Henwick, and others in key roles. It will premiere on Netflix on July 22nd.
Apart from the aforementioned movie, Evans will star in the action-adventure film "Ghosted", by director Dexter Fletcher, and is also slated to play Gene Kelly in an as-yet-untitled film based on an original idea of his own. Additionally, he will star in the action-comedy "Red One" and will also reunite with his Marvel co-star and best friend Scarlett Johansson in "Project Artemis". In July 2022, he joined the cast of David Yates's "Pain Hustlers" starring Emily Blunt.