Avengers: Endgame may culminate in Thanos’ defeat, but it might also mark the end of Captain America. In a new video, Chris Evans discussed the “emotional” final day of filming Endgame and how he wants to keep Cap’s suit, hinting that the end may be near for the beloved “First Avenger.”
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Evans recalled “getting emotional on the last day of filming. It was surprisingly emotional.” That’s in line with a tweet he wrote immediately after filming wrapped for Endgame in October, thanking the cast and crew for all of their hard work and what playing Steve Rogers meant to him over the course of eight years.
Additionally, when discussing any props and costumes he took from Captain America, Evans says he got to take the shield and the cowl and that he’ll have to “ask for the full suit. I never asked for the full suit … I want the full suit.”
Clearly, Evans feels strongly about getting the suit as a keepsake. It’s important to note that he has never thought to ask for Captain America’s suit before because he knew he was coming back, but that probably isn’t the case this time around.
When actors discuss getting emotional at the end of filming, it usually means a franchise they’ve committed to for years is coming to an end — or at least their role in it is. Not only is Endgame the end of a phase for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s also the final movie before Evans’ Marvel contract expires. The actor’s answers and tweet heavily imply Captain America won’t return and might even die in the film. It’s something fans have been speculating about since before the release of Avengers: Infinity War, and theories of when and how he’ll die have only grown stronger since.
The last Endgame trailer quoted Captain America saying he’s willing to do “whatever it takes” to defeat Thanos, and that just may cost him his life. Perhaps he’ll sacrifice his life to save his friends or die during the final battle with Thanos. Either way, Evans’ comments are that of someone who knows Captain America’s fate. Thinking back on his legacy, Steve has been through a lot, and he’s lost a lot of people. Endgame could tie up any loose ends and bring his story to a close in a way that honors him as a hero.
Though we’re far from ready to say our final goodbyes to the First Avenger, Endgame is years in the making, and we’re confident Captain America will get a proper sendoff whether he dies or not.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters April 26, 2019.