Chris Evans Bids Farewell To The Role Of Captain America

As Avengers 4 draws closer we are starting to figure out who is leaving and who is staying. It’s been long rumored that Chris Evans who plays Captain America wanted to step away from the role after his contract was up. The actor implied he wanted to direct and star in other projects.

After officially wrapping on Avengers 4, Evans sent out this tweet:

The 37-year-old actor has said before that he has no plans to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after finishing Avengers 4, and he’s since lined up a starring role in Apple’s upcoming limited drama series Defending Jacob. “You want to get off the train before they push you off,” he told The New York Times in March.

Evans made his debut as Steve Rogers in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, and it remains to be seen exactly what fate the character will meet in Avengers 4. (Here’s hoping he gets to ride off into the sunset and grow old with a back-from-the-dead Peggy Carter.)

Avengers 4 will hit theaters May 3, 2019.