About a week and a half ago, Chris Evans penned a heartfelt goodbye letter that seemed to indicate that his tenure as Captain America was over. This had been something that had been coming for quite some time, so it wasn’t much of a shock, although it was certainly sad for fans of the Marvel movies. But some were upset for a different reason– they felt that this message was a spoiler for ‘Avengers 4’. ( I mean, it’s not like the man has turned in some powerful and nuanced performances that MADE these films, so let’s get pissy because he wants to do something else now.)
Evans didn’t mention anything specific about ‘Avengers 4’, but the implication is that this will be his last Marvel film, which some feel implies that Cap might die in the picture. At any rate, whatever happens, Cap may hang up his shield once and for all. But that was something that has been coming for quite some time.
While appearing at ACE Comic Con in Chicago, he addressed his tweet, clarifying that regardless of what actually occurs in the movie, he was simply expressing his feelings at that moment.
“I should clarify that I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in someway 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.
“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.”
Obviously, Evans isn’t completely done with Marvel. He still has to promote ‘Avengers 4’. But he has been hinting for a while that he wanted to leave the role soon and with contracts expiring, fans should know well enough to expect some of the founders of the MCU to head off into the sunset.
Maybe fans should focus more on being grateful for Evan’s work in defining the MCU and wish him well in his future, and a little less on being spoiled (in more than one). Besides, if you are that concerned with spoilers, don’t go where you might encounter them.