Last month, as additional filming on the upcoming fourth “Avengers” wrapped, actor Chris Evans posted remarks on social media that seemed to make it pretty clear he was done with playing Captain America in the Marvel Studios films.
It wasn’t a shock, Evans’ contract is effectively up and he has expressed a desire in the past to move on. This week however, speaking with USA Today, “Avengers” co-director Joe Russo says it’s not over quite yet:
“I think it was more emotional for him than it was us because he’s not done yet. I won’t explain what that means but fans will soon understand what I’m talking about.”
Cap’s fate in the next “Avengers” is unknown at this point. Russo also touched upon when a fifth “Avengers” might happen to which he says it’ll be a long time down the road as Disney will likely try to incorporate the X-Men characters into the MCU:
“It could be a little bit of time, with the integration of Fox and all the Fox characters – I haven’t talked directly to Kevin [Feige] about it so I don’t know what his plans are – but my guess would be there would be a little bit of time to integrate some of the other characters and take their time doing that.”
The Russos also showed up at a special screening of the film the other night, hosted by Collider, and confirmed (via Slashfilm) that they initially were thinking about including the Netflix characters in the film but the complications surrounding those characters were too much to make it work.
The pair also confirms that the firing of James Gunn and uncertain future of the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” hasn’t impacted “Avengers 4” as it was done and set before Gunn was let go.