Chris Evans isn’t done yet with the MCU and we shall get to see Captain America back in action with The Falcon and Winter Soldier as the bosses at Marvel justify the relatively new ‘Hydra’ comic storyline and the ‘two words’ hint from MCU Phase 2.
We all know that Chris Evans has most probably played his last innings as a superhero. The Captain America star bid goodbye to the character in an emotional message a while back. However, recent developments, a new controversial comic storyline and Marvel’s much-needed justification of a ‘Two Word Dialogue’ have speculation ripe about Chris Evans likely return to the screen in MCU Phase 4.
Speculation is ripe that Chris Evans is likely to return to the screen in MCU Phase 4.
Disney Plus is gearing up from The Falcon and Winter Soldier. The series is based on comic book characters that are extra’s in Captain America’s own storyline. Apart from being one of the early openers of the well-crafted future schedule of MCU, the series will answer many questions for the Marvel geeks. And Kevin Feige is happy to oblige.
Chris Evans’ space in MCU future
A while back, Avengers: Endgame’s screenwriters spoke out that Evans shouldn’t return to the MCU as Captain America. Although we initially thought that ended Evans screen time in the franchise, we couldn’t be more wrong. Writers Chris Markus and Steph McFeely felt that writing something that keeps Evans as the All-American superhero in future MCU movies, would mar the ending of Avengers: Endgame.
So, Captain sacrificed age to ensure he gets time with his sweetheart Peggy Carter in the 1950s. And Marvel has all intentions of keeping it so. But that said, Chris Evans, has spoken out that he wants to focus more on direction but is open to future contributions (including playing Captain America again) in the franchise.
We might not see Chris Evans as a powerful superhero fighting enemies and holding the vibranium shield, but that does not mean that he won’t be seen as Steve Rogers.
Justifying a Controversial Connection for an American Hero
So, a recent Hydra storyline showed Captain America as an agent of the Pro-Nazi post-WWII secret society. The controversy fired up quickly and the whole affair became toxic. Critic slammed the Marvel writer who headed the project and many still troll him.
Then comes the “Hail Hydra” reference from a 2018 comic Captain America: Steve Rogers No. 1. Something similar was seen in Avengers: Endgame. Captain says “Hail Hydra” having come back from the past knowing a secret.
So now, its time for Marvel to put the wrong right. They need to justify the non-Nazi origins of the Hydra in the new storyline.
And what better way to do it in The Falcon and Winter Soldier. Furthermore, Chris Evans will in all probability reprise the role of Steve Rogers (if not Captain America). That mantle will be taken over by US Agent which has also been confirmed cast in the Disney Plus show.
What we may get to see in The Falcon and Winter Soldier
So what Disney Plus is bringing forth is a spinoff in itself of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Apart from Falcon and The Winter Soldier, there’s Shang Chi, Nova, Warlock, and Thor. There’s also Guardians of the Galaxy, and Captain Marvel (plus Valkyries) all waiting to get into the Avengers. This means Marvel doesn’t want Captain America here but Hydra forces them. We also await X-Men entering an Avengers movie in Phase 4.
And Chris Evans is happy with the development where he doesn’t have to be in front of the green screen. So, he can just reprise an old Steve Rogers leading the new non-Nazi Hydra. However, with Chris Evans also interested in playing Captain America again, we might even get a few episodes. These may be flashbacks that explore his past life after he travels back in Avengers: Endgame.
One this is for sure. Captain America is still in the mix. Iron Man was dead, so Robert Downey Jr.’s fate is sealed. Captain, on the other hand, is very much alive. And say what may, we can’t see Captain America’s story coming to twilight on such a bland note. Where he leaves us and goes on to live a quiet life with Peggy. He is not an assassinated martyr, like Iron Man. Nor is he temperamental like Thor to just leave everything and go wasting his life in oblivion.
So, in short, Chris Evans is coming back to MCU Phase 4, surely as Steve Rogers, and maybe as Captain America.