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Kevin Feige Shoots Down Rumors Of Chris Evans Returning As Captain America

March 17, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Kevin Feige tends to be coy about rumors regarding things to come in the MCU, but even he is shutting down rumors that Chris Evans is returning. The Marvel Studios President and Marvel Chief Creative Officer addressed a report from January that Evans was in talks to reprise his role as Captain America, shutting it in an interview with EW.

“I rarely answer no to anything anymore because things are always surprising me with what happens, but that rumor, I think, was dispelled rather quickly by the man himself,” Feige said.

Feige is talking about how Evans at the time took to Twitter and said simply, “News to me.” The report had said that Evans was in talks to appear in a smaller capacity in a film, the same way Robert Downey Jr. did in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Anthony Mackie, who is reprising his role as Sam Wilson in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, was surprised by the report coming out, noting, “I was actually fishing. When I came back in to get some shrimp, the dude at the dock was like, ‘Hey, man! Did you see this s**t?!’ I’ve been going to the same guy to get my bait for like 20 years and all of a sudden now he’s a fan. He had no idea who I was. Now he’s a fan … Marvel’s so secretive, and it’s so ridiculous about what we know and what we don’t know. I have no idea. The dude at the dock selling me shrimp knows more about what’s going on with Marvel than I do.”

Sebastian Stan (aka Bucky) also weighed in, saying, “Anything is possible, right? I saw he tweeted something about it. So, I don’t know. I feel like usually he knows what to say in those things, so I didn’t know what to make of it. And I truly don’t have any intel on that. I feel like you can’t ever think of the words ‘Captain America’ without thinking about Chris Evans. He’s done such an amazing job with it, and I feel like he’s always going to have this presence. And he has a presence in our show.”