With the MCU’s Multiverse Saga bringing back familiar faces from movies new and old, fans have been wondering if they’ll be seein the return of any of the original Avengers cast. Chris Evans, who played the titular Steve Rogers in Captain America, has addressed if that return is in the cards.
The Multiverse Saga has already fulfilled the dreams of many fans, bringing back iconic characters like Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. It seems as though the upcoming Avengers project in Secret Wars is set to celebrate, not just the MCU, but every Marvel movie before it. When asked if he would be up to return as Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, Chris Evans revealed that he’d be open to it, just so long as it lives up to his expectations:
“Yeah, maybe. I’ll never say never, just because it was such a wonderful experience. But I’m also very precious with it,” Evans told GQ. “It’s something that I am very proud of. And like I said, sometimes I can’t believe it even happened. And I wouldn’t want the black eye if it felt like a cash grab or if it didn’t live up to expectations or if it just felt like it wasn’t connected to that original thing. So, no time soon.”
Captain America isn’t the only role Chris Evans could play in a potential MCU return. Last year the actor revealed that returning as Johnny Storm, a.k.a. the Human Torch from the Fantatsic Four, would be an easier sell to him than returning as Steve Rogers. Given the limitless potential of the Multiverse Saga, it’s certainly more likely than not he returns as at least one of the roles for a future Avengers project like Secret Wars.
The future of the Avengers franchise
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is the first movie in a two-part finale to Marvel’s Multiverse Saga. It will be followed by Avengers: Secret Wars, rounding out Marvel Studios’ Phase 6. Both films are scheduled to arrive in theaters in 2025.
Destin Daniel Cretton is set to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, with Jeff Loveness attached to write. Michael Waldron will write Avengers: Secret Wars, though there is no director attached to the project.
With the expansive Multiverse Saga and its star-studded cast at the helm, Marvel fans are undoubtedly on edge for the next two Avengers movies. Regardless of how fans interpret Robert Downey Jr.’s comments, one thing is certain: Marvel Studios has a grand vision in mind.