Chris Evans took the role of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Captain America thanks to his mom’s convincing. After almost a decade of playing Steve Rogers on the big screen, the actor finally passed on the shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame to Anthony Mackie, whose Sam Wilson will be the next Captain America. People continue to feel nostalgic over the Infinity Saga, and the latest bit of information regarding Evans’ stint in the franchise looks back at how he decided to accept Marvel Studios’ offer to play the iconic comic book hero.
Joe and Anthony Russo’s Endgame was the culmination of MCU’s overarching narrative starting from 2008 via Jon Favreau’s Iron Man. It also marked the final chapter for some of the universe’s founding members. Unlike Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Steve didn’t end up dying. Instead, he got the happy ending he deserved after years of self-sacrifice when he went back to the 40s to reunite and live a full life with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). While the character technically isn’t dead, Evans is officially out of the franchise. However, a brand new interview traces back how his journey as the Star Spangled Avenger began.