Earlier this month, Chris Evans caused quite a stir when he tweeted about wrapping work on the upcoming Avengers 4, with many interpreting it as an official goodbye to the character (us included). While Evans has previously confirmed that Avengers 4 will be mark his final outing as Captain America, his tweet also sparked speculation that his character would die in the film. Now, Evans has taken a moment to set the record straight.
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. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 4, 2018
Speaking to a crowd at Chicago’s ACE Comic Con over the weekend, Evans clarified his reasons for putting out the tweet.
“I should clarify that. I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in some way a spoiler, and I should clarify that, regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would’ve tweeted the exact same thing.
“That last day of filming really was a very emotional day,” Evans continued. “It was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry and you feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I’d feel, and I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude. I know it had a ripple effect, but I am neither confirming or denying anything.”
Avengers 4 opens May 3, 2019, so it looks like we’ll have to wait until then to know for sure whether Evans’ tweet really was a goodbye to Cap after all.
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24 Hidden Details You May Have Missed In The Captain America Movies
With such a vast and detailed comic book history, it’s hardly surprising that Marvel stuffs their films with as many callbacks and Easter eggs as possible. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is definitely accessible to those without a shred of comic knowledge, but the films also reward observant viewers who have more than a passing knowledge of Marvel lore. As one of Marvel’s oldest and most popular heroes, Captain America has more opportunity than most characters for obscure references and delightful visual callbacks. With three films dedicated to Cap’s adventures in the MCU released so far, it’s a good time to look back at each film in the series — The First Avenger, The Winter Soldier, and Civil War — and the various hidden details they contain. Only the most dedicated Cap fan would have noticed all of the following Easter eggs.
24. MCU Double Duty
In Civil War, after giving his M.I.T. presentation in, Tony Stark runs into a woman who’s been waiting for him backstage. The woman, who calls herself Miriam, accuses Tony of being responsible for her son’s death, as he perished in Sokovia during Ultron’s attack. What you may not have realized is that this woman is played by Alfre Woodard, who also plays a much more prominent role in Netflix’s Luke Cage as Mariah Dillard. In general, actors are not allowed to play two different characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it’s strange that an exception was made in this case. Perhaps Robert Downey Jr. was able to pull some strings, as the two actors go way back, having shared the screen in 1993’s Heart and Souls and 2003’s The Singing Detective.