About two months ago, Chris Evans tweeted out a heartfelt goodbye to the role of Captain America. Millions—and I’m not exaggerating—of fans joined him somberly in his farewell. Hell, I was one of them, and I wrote why his goodbye hurt more than I thought it would. I wouldn’t do that for just any actor/character pairing. Now, as of Thursday, Joe Russo (one of the directors of Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, etc.) said, “I think it was more emotional for him than us. Only because he’s not done yet. And I don’t want to explain what that means, but the audience will soon understand what I’m talking about.”
Let’s say the star does remain in the Marvel universe after the next installment. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful surprise to experience while watching the film?
Joe Russo is clearly a great storyteller. His wording in yesterday's quote about Evans' future seems incredibly particular, and there’s no way I can decipher exactly what he means. This piece is complete speculation, and that just may be what they want. Regardless, I’m happy to see that Evans still has more to do in this world he helped build.