Chris Evans has been dropping anvil-sized hints that Avengers: Endgame may be the last we ever see of Captain America, but his latest may be the most revealing yet. At a recent press junket for Endgame, he offered up another major spoiler that Steve Rogers isn’t going to make it out alive.
Endgame isn’t out in theaters for another couple of weeks, but press tours are underway for the cast. Evans was joined onstage by Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, and more (along with some empty chairs reserved for their fallen comrades) during an LA press junket on Saturday. The cast discussed the movie, their characters, and (mostly) managed to avoid any and all spoilers. Except for Evans, that is.
When asked about Captain America’s arc, Chris Evans nearly spilled a major spoiler, during which he was promptly cut off by Jon Favreau, who offered to change the topic to Scott Pilgrim, another one of Evans’ films, instead.
According to New York Times writer Kyle Buchanan, the spoiler Evans had to be steered away from accidentally dropping was regarding “the completion” of Captain America’s eight-year story. On the surface, it’s not a huge spoiler. It was only a few words, and the actor could have been referring to the end of Captain America’s Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame arc. However, that’s highly doubtful considering Steve Rogers’ journey thus far. (On an interesting note, the press tour only involved the cast whose characters are confirmed to be alive. None of the dusted characters were included, so make of that what you will.)
Of all the characters in Endgame, Captain America’s demise makes the most sense, and his death has been at the center of fan discussion and theories, detailing when and how he would die and even who could die alongside him. With “the completion” of Captain America’s journey on the horizon, Evans’ comments all but confirm his character’s death.
This isn’t the first time the actor has teased his character’s demise, either. From admitting that it was an “emotional” final day of filming to saying he wanted to keep the full Captain America suit as a memento (he’d previously only asked for the cowl and shield), to a tweet that read a lot like a farewell, Evans has made it clear that Endgame is the end of Captain America’s saga.
Captain America began with him wanting to make a difference by joining the military and ended with him sacrificing himself. It would be poetic for Endgame to bring his story full circle and end on the same note, with Captain America possibly sacrificing himself to save others in the fight against Thanos. Though nothing is set in stone until the film’s final credits have rolled, there’s no doubt that Captain America has made his mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the movie industry, in general, over the course of the last eight years.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters April 26, 2019.