Chris Evans shared a heartfelt message on Twitter earlier this week, suggesting the end of his MCU run with the Avengers 4. The idea of not seeing Evans as Captain America is sad for many fans and even his co-stars– including Robert Downey Jr.
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) October 6, 2018
Downey took to Twitter and shared his response to Evans’ message in a sad mashup of Avengers and Toy Story franchise.
The image features Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear and Woody, obviously reimagined as Captain America and Iron Man. The picture says “To Infinity war and beyond” at the top instead of Buzz’s iconic “To Infinity and beyond” catchphrase in the Disney film.
Earlier Evans’ message on Twitter read: “Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honour. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”
While many fans are sad about Evans’ exit from MCU post his contract end, the actor has always been upfront about his time in MCU, having teased an expiration date way back in 2014 while still filming Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“So halfway through!” Evans said. “I mean, I’m going to miss these when they’re done. I really will. This has been a lot of fun, and they’re only getting more fun. Especially because there’s a trust in Marvel that you’re going to make something good. It would be really lousy to be stuck in a contract knowing that you’re making sh-t. And I just don’t feel that way. It’s really a blessing that this kind of fell in my lap. Sometimes you don’t really feel deserving of it. But I’ll take it.”
For now, it seems that Avengers 4 will really mark an end to his memorable journey in MCU. However, it’s still unclear how his story arc will end. It’s possible that the character dies but if this happens, it would theoretically close the gates for Evans to return.
All questions will be answered when Avengers 4 hits the theatres on May 3, 2019.