When actor Chris Evans tweeted from his final day on the set of the fourth “Avengers” film, it started an online storm of fan speculation about the fate of his Captain America character.
With contracts up and Evans having previously expressed a desire to move on, suspicion is already high that Steve Rogers won’t survive the new film. Evans’ tweet seemed to confirm that, suggesting the end of the additional filming block on “Avengers 4” is the last time he’s playing the character.
Appearing at Ace Comic Con over the weekend, the actor has discussed his goodbye tweet and says he doesn’t want people to think it’s as final as it might suggest. ComicBook.com reports that Evans said:
“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. I should clarify that regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would have tweeted the exact same thing. That last day of filming was a very emotional day, and it was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry. 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.”
Separately he tells CBR that the last line of dialogue he says for the film wasn’t some grand statement:
“It was something really stupid, it was something really dumb. Which I also probably can’t give away. Well, you know, it was reshoots, so you’re doing these little picks and pops, and it’s just little things that they need. It might have been a line to Paul Rudd. He wasn’t there, but it was a stupid line. The line wasn’t memorable to me [laughs]. The day was more memorable than the line.”
Filming is close to finishing on the first post-“Avengers 4” MCU feature – “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” what comes next isn’t clear but “Doctor Strange 2” is the likeliest candidate and could be in front of the cameras by early next year for an early-mid 2020 release.