According to a report in Deadline, Chris Evans is looking likely to reprise the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America for Marvel Studios.
There is a lack of detail in the report but the rumors are that Evans will return to the role in at least one Marvel outing, with the door open for a second appearance. This won’t be a new Captain America movie, but will be Evans appearing in other MCU projects. This will be similar to Tony Stark’s large supporting roles in Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Evans was clear he felt the role had a perfect arc up to Avengers: Endgame and was out. The closing scenes of Endgame seemed very definite on this.
It was said that the idea for him to return was pitched by Kevin Feige and some good meetings turned Evans around on the idea.
We are torn on this at the Outpost. Evans was great in the role, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an absolute genre high point. However Cap’s final scene in Avengers: Endgame, directly before the credits rolled, was pitch perfect and left grown men in theaters across the world just having something in their eye.
As Robert Downey Jr found out with Doctor Dolittle, the stars these days are Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, not Downey Jr. and Evans. With a global theater closedown in effect and no idea how or when the industry recovers, does “warming to the idea” mean knowing where a surefire bet is in this worrying creative landscape and deciding you have to get into the lifeboat when you get give the chance?
You can’t begrudge actors heading for safety as their industry burns around them.