EIGHT years after playing the iconic role of Captain America, Chris Evans announced that he is done playing the Marvel superhero.
“It was an emotional day to say at least,” Evans wrote on Twitter on Thursday, disclosing that the filming for Avengers 4, the recent installation in the Avengers series, has wrapped up.
“Playing this role over the last eight 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,” he added.
Fans of the iconic Marvel superhero have expressed their opinion on Evans’ “retirement” from the Marvel franchise.
Ryan Reynolds, who portrays Marvel’s anti-hero Deadpool replied: “I’m not crying. I’m weeping. There’s a difference.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also relayed his support for the actor saying: “What a run you had brother. Congrats on breathing life into such an iconic character. Keep on keepin’ on.”
Evans has been giving hints about his farewell from Marvel Cinematic Universe during his interview in New York Times where he said, “You want to get off the train before they push you.”
He also dropped clues that he has no plans to return to the franchise in Good Morning America.
The 37 year-old actor portrayed the role of Steve Rogers – also known as Captain America — over the years for films Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War.
He will wear his shield for the last time in the upcoming Avengers movie to be released in 2019.