Chris Evans is clarifying a Twitter comment he made that some fans interpreted as a thinly veiled announcement he will no longer be playing Captain America after the upcoming “Avengers” sequel.
Earlier this month, Evans tweeted that his role in “Avengers 4” had officially wrapped, thanking “everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience” for their support, adding that he is “Eternally grateful.”
Evans’ tweet led to speculation he’ll be turning in his shield and parting ways with Captain America, whom he’s portrayed in numerous Marvel movies since 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”; some fans even felt the tweet was a spoiler indicating the character would be killed off.
However, Evans is clarifying his tweet, insisting it was in no way a spoiler, and that he is “neither confirming or denying anything.”
“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 an appearance at ACE Comic Con in Chicago, as reported by ComicBook.com.
“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,” he added.
“You feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I’d feel,” he continued. “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.”
During his appearance, the 37-year-old actor also opened up about the final line his character speaks in “Avengers 4”.
“It was something really stupid, it was something really dumb. Which I also probably can’t give away,” he quipped.
While he struggled to avoid giving away any spoilers, Evans did reveal that the line comes during a scene between Cap and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd).
“Well, you know, it was reshoots, so you’re doing these little picks and pops, and it’s just little things that they need,” Evans explained.
“It might have been a line to Paul Rudd. He wasn’t there, but it was a stupid line. The line wasn’t memorable to me [laughs]. The day was more memorable than the line,” he added, and them mimed using a shovel to dig himself into a hole.
Evans also discussed Captain America’s relationship with friend-turned-enemy-turned-ally Bucky Barnes, a.k.a. the Winter Solider (Sebastian Stan).
“I think that’s one of the more precious relationships for Steve Rogers, you know,” he said. “It’s one of the few relationships that’s been able to transfer into modern day. It’s one of the few relationships that he can identify as anything we would call home. I don’t know how far I can go into that response. Yeah, I’m going to have to maybe leave it there.”
“Avengers 4” is scheduled to hit theatres on April 26, 2019.