Exclusive: Chris Evans Returning In Captain America: New World Order
Our sources reveal that Chris Evans will have a cameo in the fourth Captain America movie.
Never say never, especially if you’ve worked for Kevin Feige. Our trusted and proven sources tell us that Chris Evans is on his way back to the MCU for Captain America: New World Order. They also tell us that rather than a starring role, Evans will appear in a cameo.
Publicly, Chris Evans hasn’t seemed very agreeable to the idea of playing Steve Rogers again, but he’s stopped short of a hard no. While on one hand he’s made it clear that he sees Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson as rightly taking up the mantle of Captain America, he hasn’t completely dismissed the notion of returning.
Speaking to ComicBook in June, Chris Evans acknowledged the possibility for a return was there, but that it would be a “tall order”:
“I don’t want to disappoint anybody but it’s tough to… It was such a good run and I’m so happy with it… It’s so precious to me. It would have to be perfect. It just would be scary to rattle something that is, again, so, so dear to me. That role means so much to me. So, to revisit it, it would be a tall order.”-Chris Evans
At the time, Chris Evans’s interviewer suggested something that had been mentioned a lot by fans: seeing Evans return for the story of how he brings the Infinity Stones to their rightful places at the end of Avengers: Endgame. Since we know his appearance in Captain America: New World Order will only be a cameo, it seems doubtful the Infinity Stone quest is what we’d see in the film. Though, in a roundabout way, it could be related.
One possibility is that the cameo will see Chris Evans once again play the elderly version of Steve Rogers we see after his time travel adventure in Endgame. In spite of all the references we’ve heard — including multiple times in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier — of Rogers being “gone,” his death in the MCU has never been confirmed.
The general public of the MCU believes Steve Rogers is dead (except for those theorizing he’s living on The Moon), but they seem to think he died fighting Thanos just like Tony Stark. It’s possible this is a fiction perpetrated by the Avengers to give Steve some peace and quiet in his twilight years.
The other likely possibility is that he’ll appear in some kind of flashback. Since Carl Lumbly has been confirmed to reprise his role as Isaiah Bradley — a super soldier and Korean War veteran who was imprisoned by the United States government and escaped in the 1980s — it’s possible we might see some kind of untold meeting between Rogers and Bradley after the former’s thawing.
Of course, it could always be something of the more “super” variety that brings Chris Evans to Captain America: New World Order. A character with shapeshifting abilities could disguise themselves as Steve, someone with illusion-creating abilities could fake the image of Steve, it could be a variant from another timeline, etc. In the MCU, there aren’t a lot of limits.