Chris Evans Clarifies Marvel's Goodbye Tweet Doesn't Mean Captain America Will Die in Avengers 4

Published October 15th, 2018 - 08:13 GMT
Avengers 4 movie is set to hit theaters in the US May 3 (Source: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)
Avengers 4 movie is set to hit theaters in the US May 3 (Source: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

Chris Evans' so-called goodbye tweet, sent out after he wrapped filming Avengers 4, led some fans to believe that Captain America dies in the upcoming Marvel movie.

Now, a little more than a week later, and the 37-year old actor tried to put those fans at ease and said his social media post wasn't an insinuation that Captain America will die.

'I should clarify that I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in someway a spoiler,' Evans said during ACE Comic Con in Chicago over the weekend.

'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.'

Clarification: Chris Evans said his Marvel goodbye tweet from October 4 wasn't an insinuation that Captain America will die in Avengers 4

Not 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'

Evans added: '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,' he added. 

The fan firestorm started last wee when the actor tweeted: ‘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 honor.

‘To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.’

Fan firestorm:The actor's tweet was interpreted some as the death of Captain America in the upcoming Avengers 4

The actor had previously eluded to having retired the character in an interview with the New York Times before the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War earlier this year.

'You want to get off the train before they push you off,' he confessed. 'I used to have thoughts of wanting to climb to the top of something, or wanting to be somebody.

'But when you get the thing that you think you want and then you wake up and realize that you still have pockets of sadness, and that your struggle will reinvent itself, you stop chasing after those things and it is liberating, because you realize that right here, right now, is exactly all I need.'

It has been a long and adventurous journey together for Evans and Marvel. 

He first joined the Marvel universe when he played Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the Fantastic Four in 2005 and its sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2007.

The Massachusetts native went on to play Steve Rogers/Captain America in nine films beginning with 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.

The still untitled Avengers 4 movie is set to hit theaters in the US May 3, 2019.

 

 


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